Dear Asian-American community leaders, parents and concerned citizens:
As you know, in order to eliminate the systematic discrimination against Asian American applicants 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 Caroline (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 Americans. 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. The worst of all: Most selective colleges in America are using Harvard’s admissions model to discriminate Asian Americans.
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.
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: possibly with a total ban of the use of race in ALL college admissions, permanently eliminating the racial discrimination against us.
To help SFFA win this crucial lawsuit, we urgently need Asian American parents and students to join SFFA. The following is some questions and answers regarding joining SFFA:
1. Who should join?
Two types of candidates:
• Asian American parents who have children in high school and are concerned that their children could be discriminated by Harvard University in the future. Or
• Asian American students who are unfairly rejected recently by Harvard (not using same admission standards as other racial groups).
2. What is the commitment?
• $10 one-time, lifetime membership fee.
• Signing one page, very simple affidavit to introduce you and your opposition against racial discrimination by Harvard.
• Since SFFA is the Plaintiff, you are just a member of SFFA, it does not require you to spend a lot of time in supporting this lawsuit.
3. Will your information be kept confidential?
• All of your information will be treated confidential, only disclose to the lawyers from SFFA and lawyers from Harvard. Harvard University and public will never know your name and identity. No students’ names have been exposed since SFFA launched the lawsuits.
4. Do you have to worry about revenge?
Not as we experienced.
• American laws strictly forbid revenge. Michael Wang, Hubert Zhao openly filed civil rights complaints against Ivy League Schools a few years ago. They never got revenge during their college years and during job hunting. Both got rewarding jobs after college based on their outstanding credentials.
• You have much less worry on joining SFFA because your name will be kept as confidential.
5. What are benefits of joining SFFA?
Great benefits for both Asian American communities and for yourself
• For yourself: If you have high school-age or younger children, after the race-based college admission is banned, your children will not be discriminated against when they apply to ANY colleges in America. Even if have no K-12 age children, your grandchildren will not be discriminated in the future.
• For Asian American community: Your participation in SFFA an honorable and courageous act that could help eliminate anti-Asian discrimination once for all. You will be proud of yourself in the future, in front of your children and grand-children!
To learn more about how to support SFFA’s lawsuit against Harvard, please watch the following video regarding Mr. Edward Blum’s speech on Asian Americans’ Lawsuit against Harvard & UNC:
Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_AkMgrHBI&t=0s
Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCcPyWdjRws&t=0s
Thank you very much for your love to our community and your support!
Asian American Coalition for Education