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The two alumni groups I help lead — one Asian American, one multiracial — stood in support of diversity and race-conscious admissions, as do most Asian Americans.

But just as the case may drag out in appeal, the intense emotions provoked by the plaintiff’s suit, which exploited nearly every stereotype out there about Asian Americans, will not subside soon.

ADADI believe the case turned into a lightning rod for the anger that many Asian Americans have felt at the real and sometimes violent racism we face.

I’m also puzzled when Asian Americans don’t see that race-conscious programs are still needed for so many of us, especially once we get beyond the college walls.

The #HollywoodSoWhite and #StarringJohnCho campaigns have highlighted how few Asian Americans are represented in popular culture.

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