BRIEF OF ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE AND 37 ORGANIZATIONS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTSAugust 1, 2022
Groups Support Holistic Admissions in Higher Education
The Advancing Justice affiliation with pro bono counsel, Ballard Spahr, submitted a separate amicus brief [Insert Link] joined by 37 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civil rights groups, advocacy organizations, professionals, and student organizations in support of race-conscious admissions programs that improve equal access to educational opportunities for all.
The amicus brief affirms that Harvard and UNC’s race-conscious admissions programs do not discriminate against AAPI students, but rather expand their access to higher education. The brief also highlights the educational benefits of racial diversity for AAPI communities and asserts that eliminating the consideration of race in admissions programs will harm AAPI and other students of color.