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🚨 We won! The Court found that Harvard's race-conscious admissions process complies with #SCOTUS precedent

Today, a court also rejected motions for summary judgment in our case involving UNC's diversity efforts.

We won't stop fighting to safeguard diversity

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@NAACP_LDF @Harvard @AAAJ_AAJC @NPR @cspanwj @nytimes @educationweek @TheAtlEducation @HuffPostEdu @thehill Federal Judge Allison Burroughs’ issued a landmark ruling today in favor of @Harvard on all counts in our case SFFA v. Harvard.

Today’s decision should reassure public and private universities that race conscious admissions are valid.

Read more: bit.ly/2p7uGpl
@NAACP_LDF @Harvard @AAAJ_AAJC @NPR @cspanwj @nytimes @educationweek @TheAtlEducation @HuffPostEdu @thehill Our clients, current and former @Harvard students have been heard.

“Affirmative action programs are necessary for resolving the persistent problems of privilege and isolation on college campuses."

#DefendDiversity
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In just a few moments, we will give post-trial arguments in the #Harvardlawsuit. Watch LDF’s Skadden Fellow @CaraMcClellan6 explain what to expect from the proceedings. #DefendDiversity
Judge Burroughs asks why SFFA’s counsel hasn’t included any student testimony to support their statistical evidence. SFFA’s counsel cites previous cases such as EEOC v Eastman Kodak to explain that they “don’t need to do it” in order to prove their claim. #DefendDiversity
SFFA has done a 180 degree turn on their original claim of intentionally discriminating against Asian Americans.
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With the final hearing in the SFFA vs. Harvard trial coming up on Wednesday, here's a (long) thread on who Students for Fair Admissions/Ed Blum is and the billionaire libertarian organizations that pay its/his bills. #defenddiversity
Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) was founded in 2015 by Edward Blum. Blum has a history of fighting affirmative action. He was behind the case Abigail Fisher lost against the University of Texas. @nhannahjones wrote a great story about that case. propublica.org/article/a-colo…
Before creating SFFA in 2015, Blum was the head of the Project on Fair Representation, and before that the Campaign for a Color-Blind America.
Let's talk about Blum first. The biographical sketch here draws on this helpful piece by @JoanBiskupic reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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Conservative group and some Chinese American suing Harvard for racial discrimination in a case that could end affirmative action. Case goes to trial next Monday. My story of why I support affirmative action as an Asian American and parent. #DefendDiversity chronicle.com/article/Actual…
Last week, Trump's Department of Justice opened investigation at Yale charging anti-Asian discrimination -latest attempt by Trump administration to take aim at the long-standing practice of allowing race to be used as one of many factors, and never only one in admissions.
I am Asian American, have Yale degree, and I have conducted research on Asian Americans for over 20 years as a professor of Asian American Studies, and have Asian American high schooler who will soon be applying to college. That's why I SUPPORT affirmative action.
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