A New Study Shows Asian-American Law School Enrollment Has Dropped More Than 40 Percent

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Yahoo News, 7/26/17

“It does mean that the growth of Asian-Americans going into the profession is going to be slower … so this is worrisome.” -Justice Goodwin Liu

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans

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The New Yorker, 8/10/17

Since the nineties, the share of Asians in Harvard’s freshman class has remained stable, while the percentage of Asians in the U.S. population has more than doubled. A lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts in 2014 that claimed Harvard University’s undergraduate-admissions practices unlawfully discriminate against Asians. One officer said “certain of its Asian students weren’t admitted”, because “so many” of them “looked just like” each other on paper.

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Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It

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The New York Times, 12/17/16

Out of the 20-plus reporters who covered the presidential campaign for The New York Times, there were no Latinos or Asians and merely 2 were black. In the Sports department, there is only one Asian man, two Hispanics and no African-Americans among its 21 reporters. Also in the Styles section, every single writer is white.

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Airbnb host hit with a $5,000 fine for canceling on this Asian guest over her race

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Business Insider, 7/14/2017

In February, Airbnb host Tim Barker canceled on Dyne Suh, who drove through a snowstorm to get to his cabin in Big Bear, California. Baker said, “I wouldn’t rent to you if you were the last person on earth. One word says it all. Asian.”

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Law schools have Asian American students, so why aren’t there more Asian Judges?

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The Washington Post, 07/18/17

A study done by Yale states that Asian Americans are overrepresented in law schools and firms but fall behind other racial groups when it comes to attaining leadership roles in the legal profession.

“Asian American growth in the legal profession has been impressive but penetration into leadership ranks has been slow,” -Justice Goodwin Liu

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