[CTM AAPI Highlights] 📰 Affirmative Action Divides Asian Americans | Murder of Vincent Chin is Newly Relevant in Age of "Kung Flu"
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1. California effort to restore affirmative action divides Asian Americans
Six years ago, a legislative push to restore affirmative action at California’s public universities galvanized a new class of activists in state politics: largely first-generation Chinese Americans who worried the measure would lead to quotas on Asian American students at elite college campuses.
As lawmakers move to place an even more sweeping measure before voters this year to reverse California’s ban on the consideration of race and sex in public education, employment and contracting, the same coalition is once again leading the charge to stop it. Several primarily Chinese American groups are behind the highly visible opposition to ACA5, a constitutional amendment that appears headed for the November ballot.
2. College professor placed on leave after asking Asian-American student to 'anglicize' her name