“The schools are purposefully not paying attention to the backgrounds of the black students they admit.
But the immigrant narrative, which is also an American narrative, in some ways might have become a more appealing story for admissions officers.
And she emphasizes that she does not think affirmative-action spots should be taken away from black immigrants.
Waters’s question from 2004 has largely gone unaddressed: If you stop random supporters of affirmative action on the street and ask why they believe in it, they will most likely discuss the need to address the harms of historic, institutional racism.
case, which has yet to go to trial, is not about Asian-American applicants, but the goal is the same: end affirmative action everywhere.