Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, college admissions, data disaggregation, diversity, Equal Protection Clause, higher education, race
Since its founding, people all over the world have looked towards
America as a land of opportunity. Immigrants viewed it as a place
for fresh starts, new beginnings, and equal chances. However, for
centuries, concrete and subtle barriers have slowed the opportunity
for progress for those who are not in the majority. Throughout America’s
beginnings, lawmakers legalized segregation and discrimination
throughout the country multiple times. The Chinese Exclusion
Act prevented Asian Americans from immigrating to the United
States to pursue opportunities. Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation
and ensured that though African Americans were no longer
enslaved, they did not have all the same rights as other citizens.
Historically, these discriminatory systems prevented individuals
from improving their own lives and contributing to wider society. In
response to these systems, advocates fought to create laws and regulations
that would even the playing field.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Disaggregation & Diversity: A Case for Race Conscious Admissions,"
Brigham Young University Prelaw Review: Vol. 34, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byuplr/vol34/iss1/8