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Supporters of affirmative action outside the Supreme Court on October 10, 2012, the day the Supreme Court heard Fisher v. University of Texas (Pete Marovich/ZUMA Press, Inc/Alamy)

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Claire Jean Kim | Essay on Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

In her essay “Better Asians than Blacks,” published in the American Scholar on July 20, 2023, author Claire Jean Kim examines the lead up to the SCOTUS decision on conscious admissions with the lens of historic and present racial dynamics in the United States.

This essay provides a useful entry point in discussing the weaponization of Asian Americans against the Black struggle and in previous legal cases/rulings.