ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

U.S. affirmative action cases raise fear of backlash on Asian Americans

Conservative-majority Supreme Court expected to deliver decision next summer

Asian American students join a rally with other activists as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on a pair of cases that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, in Washington on Oct. 31.    © AP

WASHINGTON -- As the fate of affirmative action in U.S. college admissions appears in danger after conservative Supreme Court justices signaled they were ready to end it, there are concerns Asian Americans could face a backlash from the case.

In two cases to dismantle race-conscious admissions, Asian Americans and white people are presented as victims of affirmative action by a conservative group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) against Harvard and the University of North Carolina. 

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more