Note: This post is in response to the following November 2012 article by Ethan Bronner of the New York Times: “Asian-Americans in the Argument.”
This recent article in the New York Times discusses affirmative action, past discriminations, and using race to determine school admissions, similar to the discussion we had about Brown v. Board of Education and what has been going on in Seattle. However this article approaches it from the Asian-American identity side of the issue, which is interesting to hear more about since I feel we have primarily focused on African-American and Hispanic race issues.
This article also does a good job at staying neutral about the issue, presenting both pros and cons for multiple different races about the use of affirmative action. It is a complex issue and the article addresses it as such.
Does reading this article with additional information and perspectives on the issue change any of the opinions you had after we discussed race based school admissions previously in week 3? What points stood out to you that you had not considered before? Do you believe we should implement affirmative action or not?