New York Times
made waves when it published an
about a lawsuit alleging discriminatory admissions practices against Asian Americans at Harvard University. News outlets and columnists picked up the story with gusto, playing up the narrative of the scorned Asian American student. In response, SEARAC issued a
calling attention to the importance of race-conscious policies, especially in supporting our low-income and disadvantaged community members. Like the large majority of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, we support affirmative action and acknowledge the necessity of thinking beyond test scores.