Righting Wrongs -- June 29, 2012

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Most Asian Americans Support School Diversity
imageAALDEF is filing an amicus brief in the upcoming Supreme Court case on race-conscious policies Fisher v. Texas. Two new reports released by the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) and National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) show that the majority of Asian Americans support the use of diversity considerations in college admissions. Continue reading...

New Hope for DREAMers
imageOn June 15, 2012, the Obama administration announced that it would grant "deferred action" status to young people who qualify as DREAM Act students. It's a major step forward, but for this policy to truly make a difference, undocumented Asian American youth need to understand its effects. That's why AALDEF is conducting free legal clinics, providing resources, and launching a group for undocumented Asian American youth. Continue reading...
A Silent March Against Racial Profiling
imageStop and Frisk is a prime example of the NYPD's blatant use of racial profiling to criminalize and suspect innocent people. On Father's Day, AALDEF allied with a broad coalition of civil rights and community groups by protesting the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policy in a silent march that drew thousands of people of color from all over New York City. Continue reading...
Exclusive Interview with Vincent Chin's Killer
imageOn June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American from Detroit, was brutally murdered in a hate crime by Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz. Neither man ever served a day in prison, an injustice that rallied the Asian American community and sparked a new civil rights movement. Thirty years after Vincent Chin's death, Ebens gave a rare interview to award-winning journalist Emil Guillermo, which is posted on the AALDEF blog. Ebens still maintains that his crime had nothing to do with race, but he says that killing Chin was "the only wrong thing I ever done in my life." Read the interview...

And more... 


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