Dear Asian-American community leaders, concerned parents and citizens:
As you know, in order to eliminate the widespread and systematic discrimination against Asian American children in colleges across 42 states which adopt Harvard’s admissions model, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) has been suing Harvard University and University of North Carolina (UNC) since November 2014. By examining more than 160,000 applications, SFFA’s legal team have exposed mounting evidence of Harvard’s and UNC’s blatant discrimination against Asian-American students. Both used highest admission standards to limit admissions of Asian Applicants. Among the strong evidence of an Asian penalty, Harvard’s use of personal ratings to systematically lower Asian Americans’ admission chances is particularly egregious.
After over 7 years of legal battles, in January 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear both SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC cases. The good news is: With majority of the Justices adhering to the U.S. Constitution, we believe we can win this case if Asian American communities speak out courageously and loudly for our children.
Winning the Harvard & UNC lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court is critical for Asian Americans to achieve equal education rights once and for all: with a total ban of the use of race in college admissions and permanent elimination of the racial discrimination against Asian American applicants.
To help SFFA win this crucial lawsuit, we are developing an amicus brief to be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The key messages of the Amicus Brief are:
- Race-conscious college admissions unjustly discriminate against Asian American applicants and promote racial hostility and even violence against members of this minority group.
- The racial hierarchy in admissions at Harvard and UNC promotes the same repellent stereotypes used to justify historical discrimination against Asian Americans.
- The Harvard and UNC cases illustrate why race should not be used by schools outside of a remedial context.
- This court should re-examine the holdings of Grutter and Fisher, which have not stood the test of time.
- The nation needs commonality, not racial Balkanization, as it faces the challenges of the twenty-first century.
(The brief is being developed. We will be able to share the full document before our final submission.)
Hereby, we call on all officially registered Asian-American and other organizations to join us by co-signing this important Amicus Brief, to let our voices be heard by the Justices on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Because it is protected by the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, any American organization, either political or non-political (non-profit) organizations, including various types of associations, language schools and other educational institutions can join us. (If your organization has already signed up our March 2021 Amicus Brief and agree to continue supporting this honorable cause, you do not have to fill out the form again).
Since the deadline to submit the document to the U.S. Supreme Court is May 7, 2022, please take immediate action to fill out the sign-up form. Millions of Asian Americans count on your support!
Please fill out the following form to co-sign the Amicus Brief on behalf of your organization:
( By Clicking on Submit, I certify that I am authorized by the above organization to co-sign AACE’s Amicus Brief to be filed with the Supreme Court of the United States to support SFFA’s lawsuit against Harvard University.)
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your support!
Asian American Coalition for Education