Dear Asian-American Community Leaders:
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 since November 2014. By examining more than 160,000 applications, SFFA’s legal team have exposed mounting evidence of Harvard’s blatant discrimination against Asian American Students. Among the strong evidence of an Asian penalty, the use of personal ratings to systematically lower Asian Americans’ admission chances is particularly egregious.
However, the liberal-minded Federal District Court of Massachusetts and the First Federal Appeal Court have sided with Harvard, wanted to continue the racial discrimination against Asian American children. Today, SFFA has appealed the lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court. 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.
To our disappointment, the Biden Administration has recently dropped the lawsuit against Yale University. Consequently, winning the Harvard lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court becomes paramount for Asian American children to achieve equal education rights once and for all: possibly with a total ban of the use of race in all college admissions, permanently eliminating the racial discrimination against Asian American Students .
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:
1. Harvard’s use of the “Personal Rating” to maintain de facto racial quotas is insulting and demeaning for all Asian Americans.
2. Harvard is utilizing the same repellant stereotypes used to justify discrimination against Asian Americans throughout most of America’s history.
3. Harvard’s discrimination causes profound injuries to Asian American students at all levels.
4. The Court of Appeals failed to subject the Harvard admissions programs to the hostile and skeptical review required under true strict scrutiny.
5. This court should re-examine the use of race outside of remedial contexts.
(The brief is being developed. If requested we will be able to share with you 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, the purpose of which is to let Asian-American voice be heard by Justices during the U.S. Supreme Court Hearing. (If your organization has already signed up our January 2020 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 with U.S. Supreme Court is March 24, 2021, please take immediate action to fill out the sign-up form. Millions of Asian-American children count on your
Please fill out the form to co-sign the Amicus Brief:
( 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.)
Thank you very much for your support!
Asian American Coalition for Education