Harvard University is one of the most prestigious and competitive institute of higher eduction in the United States. But some say Asian-Americans are discriminated against in the application process.
Affirmative action began in the early 1960s in the United States to combat inequalities in employment, pay and education.
Recently, a group filed a federal lawsuit against elite schools including Harvard for allegedly using race-based policies that impact admissions of white and Asian-American students.
The Trump Administration is also looking into these allegations.
CGTN’s May Lee reports from California.
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For more on the debate on affirmative action we are joined by:
- Swan Lee, the co-founder of the Asian-American Coalition for Education, a group that joined the complaint against Harvard University.
- Janelle Wong, a professor and the director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland.
- Stacy Hawkins, an associate professor of law at Rutgers Law School.
- Neal McCluskey, the director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.