On Sunday, activists for equal educational opportunities marched in Washington, D.C., as the Supreme Court may be preparing to overturn a longtime practice of using race as a consideration in college admissions.
Asians Unjustly Treated
Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions vs. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be argued before the Supreme Court on Monday.
The historic lawsuits assert institutions discriminate unjustly towards Asian American university applicants.
The two incidents may jeopardize a 40-year-old tradition at campuses across the nation.
Rallygoers stated these regulations were unfair and racist. Some held banners that said “Fix K-12, Don’t Blame Asians,” “Judge by Character, Not Skin Tone,” and “My Color Must Not Affect My Acceptance Chances.”
The college system, according to the head of Californians for Equal Rights and the Americans for Civil Rights Institute, is the only public entity in our country that is permitted to be prejudiced.
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Others have accused colleges of attempting to hide failed K-12 standards of education after the Nation’s Report Card showed 30% of 8th graders are “completely illiterate,” but only 27% of pupils are competent in arithmetic.
Numerous speakers underlined the unpopularity of affirmative action laws among minorities, noting an April 2013 Pew Research Center survey that revealed 68% of Hispanics, 63% of Asian Americans, and 59% of Blacks agreed ethnic background shouldn’t be regarded by institutions.
Students in high school and university discussed how programs of affirmative action in various schools had badly affected them.
Vijay Jojo Chokal Ingam, an anti-affirmative action “hacktivist,” gained widespread media coverage in 2015 when he asserted he was using these procedures to his benefit by feigning to be Black 20 years earlier.
He did this in order to gain admission to an upper-echelon medical school, despite having a lower GPA than the median incoming student. Chokal Ingam has been using his tale to advocate against admissions based on color.
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However, he stated it will need upwards of one Supreme Court ruling to accomplish its objectives. “Enforcement will be the subsequent battle,” Chokal Ingam told Fox News Digital.
He emphasized the significance of garnering traction from Congress in order to exert influence on the Department of Justice and Department of Education to implement any court judgment.
Legislators Support Cause
Multiple legislators and officials have expressed support for the SFFA’s cause. In May of last year, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Michelle Steel led 80 of their colleagues in filing an amicus brief in favor of SFFA.
During the gathering, presenters also read expressions of solidarity from North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson and Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears.
Nevertheless, not everyone feels that these behaviors must cease.
The Crimson stated more than 100 Harvard students would go to the Supreme Court on Monday to promote their college’s affirmative action policy.
This would happen at a rally sponsored by the Harvard Undergraduate Association and civil rights groups. These students argue that admittance based on color is vital to preserving campus diversity.
Jonathan Feingold, a professor at Boston University, described the existing admission policies as a “modest instrument that encourages more unbiased, rational, and merit-based acceptance.”