Call to Action: Join SFFA’s Lawsuit against Anti-Asian Discrimination in Harvard’s Admissions Practices

By | October 5, 2019

For Immediate Release

October 5, 2019

Livingston, New Jersey: On October 1, 2019,  Federal Judge Allison D. Burroughs issued a biased and racist court ruling in the SFFA v. Harvard case, clearing the school of any anti-Asian discrimination charges in its admissions process. This unfortunate and problematic decision whitewashes Harvard’s notorious admissions practices and perpetuates institutionalized discrimination against Asian-American children. The Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) strongly denounces Judge Burroughs’ ruling.

As ONE community, we must continue to support the Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) in its further legal actions against Harvard. The fate of this long battle will most likely be decided by the Supreme Court and SFFA needs the Asian community’s continuous support.

To support SFFA, AACE calls upon all Asian-American applicants who were unfairly rejected by Harvard this year (the 2018-9 college admissions season) to join the Students for Fair Admissions‘ (SFFA) legal battles to defend your constitutional rights. Your name(s) will be kept confidential by SFFA.

There is a long journey ahead in our pursuit of equal treatment and justice. Its success hinges upon each and every of you to stand up in solidarity against entrenched discrimination in college admissions! 

AACE strives to provide eligible students with reasonable assistance. If you are interested, please contact Professor Chunyan Li at: For potential legal actions, you may also directly contact SFFA at:

You can also help our cause by forwarding this email to other Asian-American parents!

Thank you in advance for your courageous act to join this just battle!

AACE’s Press Release on the Case Ruling

Asian American Coalition for Education

Dr. Wenyuan Wu
, telephone: (786) 393-8028, email:

Ms. Swann Lee, telephone: (617) 829-3559, email:

About the AACE:

Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-political, nonprofit, grassroots national organization, the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal educational rights. On May 15, 2015, the founders of AACE united 64 Asian-American organizations and jointly filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request that they conduct investigations into Harvard University’s discriminatory admissions practices against Asian-American applicants. As the largest joint action taken by Asian-American communities over the last few decades, this complaint is now being investigated by the Justice Department. Over the years, we have advanced the cause of equal education rights for the Asian-American community.