CKA Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Affirmative Action Cases
Washington, D.C. – The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) stands in solidarity with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, Latino, and other communities following the Supreme Court’s ruling in admissions cases involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. The Court’s decision reverses almost fifty years of precedent that sought to increase pathways to higher education for minority communities, including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
“The Council of Korean Americans reaffirms its commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equitable pathways to opportunity for all students,” said Abraham Kim, Ph.D., Executive Director of CKA. “As a former professor, I have seen the importance of diversity in the classroom. Bringing together students from multiple backgrounds with different experiences is incredibly important in shaping future leaders.”
“Fortunately, the ruling still allows students to reflect on the ways their race and identity impacted their life and educational experience as part of their applications. While the decision by the Supreme Court to reverse its precedent and limit the use of race as part of a holistic admissions process at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina removes one tool for colleges, we encourage them to recommit to strategies to increase opportunities and open doors for all students.”
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