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In fact, some affirmative-action advocates stress that doing away with race-conscious admissions would actually hurt certain Asian applicants.

Despite the widely disseminated narrative that Asians are hurt by affirmative action—including by media outlets that cater to Asian American communities—surveys suggest those communities generally support race-conscious admissions.

The National Asian American Survey in 2012 found that three in four respondents support affirmative action.

Again, there’s certainly compelling evidence that indicates Asians are disadvantaged by affirmative action—namely East Asians, who constitute the vast majority of elite-college applicants.

Other studies have found that eliminating race-conscious admissions policies would see a drastic increase in the number of Asian students admitted.

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