Press Release: AACE Received Positive Response from Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington—Not to Use Race in College Admissions and Community Outreach Programs
Livingston, New Jersey: Recently, the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), a national organization that advocates for equal rights and opportunities in education, received a letter from Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, assuring AACE that they will not use race in both college admissions and community outreach programs. This letter was in response to AACE’s letter of December 7, 2023, which urged the school to stop illegal use of race in admissions and its outreach/summer programs.
AACE is encouraged that in her response to our request, Professor Magdelena Balazinska, the director of Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering properly addressed both of our concerns. We also noticed that the school’s unconstitutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Five-year Strategic Plan published in Fall 2021 is no longer on its website.
AACE President Yukong Mike Zhao said: “AACE welcomes the right decision made by Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington regarding the use of race in college admissions and outreach programs. AACE will continue monitoring other American colleges regarding their implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, until the anti-Asian discrimination in college admissions has been totally rooted out in America.”
Link: The letter from Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington to AACE: https://asianamericanforeducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Letter_CS_University_of_Washington_20240112.pdf
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Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-political, nonprofit, grassroots national alliance with over 300 partnering organizations nationwide. Since 2015, AACE have been mobilizing Asian communities to stand firmly behind SFFA and exposed the Ivy League college’s anti-Asian discrimination on the national stage. Over the last eight years, AACE teamed up with over 360 Asian American organizations, organized the Boston Rally in 2018 and “Equal Education for All” rally in 2022, encouraged Asian American students to join SFFA’s lawsuits, and filed five amicus briefs. Besides supporting SFFA, we have advanced the cause of equal education rights for the Asian-American community in many other areas, including federal adoption of AACE policy recommendation on college admissions in July 2018, federal lawsuit against Yale University in 2020, support to Asian Americans’ fights for equal education rights in Maryland, New York, Washington, California, Massachusetts and other states. AACE is the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal educational rights.