The November election has yet again thrust the Asian American community into the middle of a contentious affirmative action fight.
(Asians account for about 11 percent of community college enrollment, which is comparable to their share of the state’s population.
The 2 million students in California’s community college system vary widely by age and socioeconomic status.
“At the end of the day, UCs are only going to admit so many freshmen,” said Eloy Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges.
While 70 percent of AAPIs support affirmative action, just one-third back the ballot measure, according to a recent survey from AAPI Data.