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Poon, OiYan A.; Segoshi, Megan S. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Few studies have focused on the role of Asian Americans in influencing how race is understood in affirmative action debates. However, accounting for the complicating presence of Asian Americans in the racial politics of affirmative action has become increasingly important. Informed by racial formation theory, this critical discourse analysis of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Ideology
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Park, Julie J.; Liu, Amy – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
We use the Critical Race Theory frameworks of interest convergence and divergence to critique the anti-affirmative action movement's co-option of Asian Americans. Past discussions of affirmative action and Asian Americans mainly concentrate on how Asian Americans are affected by affirmative action, whether positively or negatively. We demonstrate…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Criticism, Affirmative Action
Garces, Liliana M.; Poon, OiYan – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2018
Over the last few years, even as the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the constitutionality of race-conscious policies in postsecondary admissions in "Fisher v. University of Texas" (2016), a new wave of attacks in the conservative agenda to dismantle affirmative action (as the policy is more commonly called) emerged. First, in 2014…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Admission, Educational Policy, Race
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Asian American Law Students' Association – Amerasia Journal, 1978
This paper contains edited excerpts from a report written by Asian American students at the University of California, Berkeley, Law School in 1975 in response to the faculty's proposal to eliminate or reduce the special admissions program for Asians on the grounds that they have "made it" in American society. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Higher Education
Asian and Pacific American Federal Employee Council, Washington, DC. – 1977
Amidst much controversy, the United States Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of the special minority admissions program at the University of California Medical School at Davis. This fact sheet is intended to show why Asian and Pacific Americans and those friendly toward Asians should pay careful…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Asian Americans
Kahng, Anthong I. – Bridge, An Asian American Perspective, 1978
Presented in this article is an overview of the Allan Bakke case. Implications are made for the effects the court's decision will have on the future of affirmative action and on the potential civil rights achievements of minority groups, particularly Asian Americans. (EB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, College Admission
Haro, Carlos Manuel, Ed. – 1977
In 1973 and 1974, Allan Bakke, a Caucasian, applied for admission to the medical school of the University of California-Davis and was refused admission. Of the 100 places available each year, 16 were reserved, under a special admission program, for Mexican Americans, blacks, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. Bakke filed a complaint against…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Background, Court Litigation
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Hughes, Sherick; Thompson Dorsey, Dana N.; Carrillo, Juan F. – Educational Policy, 2016
Justice Goodwin Liu reexamined seminal affirmative action in higher education legal cases beginning with the landmark 1978 case, "Regents of the University of California v. Bakke" and leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 decision in "Gratz v. Bollinger." Liu argued that the "Bakke and Gratz" lawsuits were…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Court Litigation, Disproportionate Representation