Dear Asian-American parents, community members and concerned citizens,
For decades, elite American higher education institutions have utilized de facto quotas, odious stereotypes and higher standards to limit Asian-American enrollment in their undergraduate programs. In the names of equity and representation, top colleges and universities have harshly penalized an inherently diverse and dynamic group of students. Setting this corrosive trend of racial balancing is this country’s oldest private university – Harvard, joined by its oldest public university – University of North Carolina (UNC). Taking on these powerful organizations is a necessary step in our joint pursuit of true equality. And we need your support!
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s timely decision to hear the Harvard and UNC at Chapel Hill admissions cases launched by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), Americans now have a rare opportunity to settle the legal debate on race consciousness in college admissions at the nation’s highest court.
While the legal discussions are ongoing, America has long reached a public consensus against racial preferences. Rising public opinions and state ballot history in recent years have consistently demonstrated the public’s distaste for using race as a factor in college admissions. The majority of Americans across all racial backgrounds and from different political orientations support merit-based admissions, demonstrated by three decades of polling data. 9.65 million California voters supported the state’s ban on racial preferences in 2020. We are on the right side!
Even the higher education establishment has sought distance from race-based affirmative action practices. According to the latest survey of 375 college chief executives by Inside Higher Ed, 56% of the respondents don’t think they need to adjust their schools’ admissions policies due to expected Supreme Court rulings on the Harvard and UNC cases. Only one in seven think a ruling against racial preferences will damage race relations on their campus.
In this reaffirming spirit, we want to call upon you to join our movement for equal education rights and make your own impact on ending racial discrimination. If you have been rejected by either Harvard or UNC in the current admissions cycle, we encourage you to contact us.
1. Write to CFER and share your story at email@example.com, and/or
2. Join SFFA at https://studentsforfairadmissions.org/.
Both CFER and SFFA will guarantee your anonymity. Once we verify your information, we will connect you with the SFFA team for further actions. Thank you in advance for your participation!
About Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER): We are a non-partisan and non-profit organization established following the defeat of Proposition 16 in 2020, with a mission to defend and raise public awareness on the cause of equal rights through public education, civic engagement and community outreach. In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to amend its constitution by passing Proposition 209 to ban racial discrimination and preferences. Prop. 209 requires that “the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” CFER is dedicated to educating the public on this important constitutional principle of equal treatment. www.Cferfoundation.org