I'll start off with the fact that almost every American has faced discrimination and injustice from where every they came. Asians specifically have faced a lot of injustice in Asia, and in the United States. US policies included exclusion acts, internments, and more. Now this.
So, we're back to the specific discrimination part, the schools are banning qualified students from California schools in place of less qualified ones who are supposedly less "advantaged".
First of all, this policy is being passed. Second of all, Asians are not generally better off than any other minority. There are rich and poor, hard working or otherwise in any race. So, what gives one minority more of an advantage than another one? Nothing.
So, why are there policies that seem to indicate otherwise?
It impacts me, because my son has a friend who is a straight 'A' student taking AP classes and is good at programming computers already. He could work as a mid level programmer out of high school, he has written professionally used code. Yet he has trouble getting into California schools. He's probably going to Case Western Reserve on a 33% scholarship, but no California school is looking seriously at his applications due to this policy.
Giving "disadvantaged" students an unfair means of admission to a school could very likely make way for their failure in the school. Simply put, they are not as qualified as those that got in by having even higher academic standards than those cut off by these artificial barriers. There is a large gap in the abilities between those that get in through discriminatory admissions and the ones who made the cut in their own group.
I think the ACLU and affiliates have gone just a little too far this time, and it makes me think of all the non-minority students in the past that were equally discriminated against.
My cousins did this :
All Asians should just change their last names and/or just put white for race.
Leave it up to a public institution to do something like this.