This NY Times article came out a few days ago. The first 2 paragraphs read:
"A group that is suing Harvard University is demanding that it publicly
release admissions data on hundreds of thousands of applicants, saying
the records show a pattern of discrimination against Asian-Americans
going back decades."
"The group was able to view the documents through its lawsuit, which
was filed in 2014 and challenges Harvard's admissions policies. The
plaintiffs said in a letter to the court last week that the documents were so
compelling that there was no need for a trial, and that they would ask the
judge to rule summarily in their favor based on the documents alone."
Note: Asking the judge "to rule summarily" is normally an expression of confidence by the asking side. In addition, a few paragraphs later NY Times described Ed Blum, who heads this effort, as follows.
"The leader of Students for Fair Admissions and the architect of the case
against Harvard is Edward Blum, a longtime crusader against affirmative
action, who has recruited plaintiffs, hired sympathetic lawyers and raised
millions of dollars from conservative groups to challenge voting rights laws and affirmative action policies, often successfully.
When will we know the judge's decision? April 10 or later. Keep our
If a decision is made to release the admissions data, it shall be a giant step
towards securing equal opportunity for all AsAm children. Even the U.S. Department of Justice has filed an Amicus brief yesterday (4-06-18) in support of Blum's law suit.
Click here to read a report by Harvard's Crimsonyesterday evening: "DOJ Calls for Unsealing of Harvard Admissions Data."
Will the court decision be final? Don't know. Many conjecture that this case will likely go all the way to the Supreme Court again. We should be thankful to Mr. Blum who raised millions to finance this lawsuit. 80-20 contributed $25,000 to this good cause over the last 3 years - a pittance. However, if just the release of the admissions data were to be final, it will be earth-shattering.
I have often asked, "Where are our rich AsAms in this fight for JUSTICE for our children?" All of you will PLEASE also ask that question every chance you