Harvard University's campus.

Harvard University's campus.

A conservative activist recently sued Harvard University, accusing the school of implementing an admissions policy that holds Asian-American applicants to unfair standards. But a recent Reuters investigation found the lawsuit wasn’t initiated with the support of Asian-Americans and that the complaint doesn’t include the names of any Asian-American students. We explore the politics behind the lawsuit – and why its ultimate aim may be dismantling an historic legal decision that’s provided opportunities for black and Hispanic students.


  • Joan Biskupic Legal affairs journalist, Reuters; Author, "Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice"
  • Betty Hung Policy Director, Asian Americans Advancing for Justice

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