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Asian and Pacific Islanders Stand to Benefit from Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Race Conscious Policies for College Admissions

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled, by a vote of 4-3, in the case of Fisher v. Texas to uphold the value of creating a diverse student body allowing university officials to consider race among many factors in making holistic … Continue reading

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CAA Statement on Senate Constitutional Amendment 5

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) was founded in 1969 to address historic and persistent institutional racism that systematically excluded Chinese Americans from major sectors of the labor market and promotional opportunity, equal access to vital public resources and services, and … Continue reading

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AAPI Advocates and Students Applaud Supreme Court Decision Upholding Affirmative Action

Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders and students applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for reaffirming in a 7-1 decision the value of diversity in higher education in Fisher v. UT-Austin.

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas

In its Fisher decision, the Court preserved the principle that universities may consider racial and ethnic diversity as one factor among many in a carefully crafted admissions policy.

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Audio: CA’s Prop 209 Upheld by Court (KGO AM810)

August 2, 2010 The State Supreme Court today upheld California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in hiring, contracting, and education. Vincent Pan, CAA executive director, comments on the decision. KGO’s Jeannie Lynch reports. CAs_Prop_209_Upheld_by_Court_KGO_Radio.mp3

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UC’s New Policy on Freshman Admission — Moving in the Wrong Direction (New America Media)

News Analysis by Henry Der, Ling Chi Wang, Vincent Pan April 27, 2010 Background: Intent to Increase Student Diversity on UC Campuses A diverse University of California (UC) student body, representative of the state’s high school graduates, has long been … Continue reading

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CAA 2009 Legislative Priorities

In 2009, CAA will call upon and work with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to: Promote Immigrant Rights – Protect and strengthen the Sanctuary Ordinance – Ensure full implementation of the City ID card program – Revise the local … Continue reading

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Unintentional Whitening of U. of California? (Inside Higher Ed)

For several years now, the University of California has been debating plans to drop the SAT Subject Tests (formerly called the SAT II or achievement tests) and to find ways to consider more minority applicants. The debate has focused on … Continue reading

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UC committee votes to change admissions rules (Examiner)

A committee of University of California regents on Wednesday approved a plan that would dramatically change the way the UC system decides which students are offered undergraduate admission. Vincent Pan, executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, is quoted in the article. Continue reading

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CAA and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Jointly Published in the Asian American Law Journal

Following a Supreme Court decision which struck down two voluntary school integration programs in Washington and Kentucky, CAA’s Christina Wong and AALDEF’s Khin Mai Aung respond to the decision’s impact on APIs, and the options available for schools to integrate their classrooms. Continue reading

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