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Yalies protest in support of affirmative action as Supreme Court decisions loom - Yale Daily News

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67% : University Interim Vice President for Communications Karen Peart also emphasized Yale's support for affirmative action in an email to the News.
63% : Efforts on campusAASA organizers are also working to actively promote on-campus awareness of affirmative action.
63% : "AASA standing together in solidarity and supporting affirmative action helps shift the narrative that 'Asians don't like affirmative action,'" Luong wrote to the News.
62% : The students woke up at 7 a.m. and marched together to the Supreme Court Building, where student activists, nonprofit leaders and elders spoke about the benefits of affirmative action, according to Quinn Luong '26.
62% : Per AASA cultural chair Aly Moosa '25, the class taught with Splash included a research-based educational overview of affirmative action as well as a summary of the legal contexts of both SFFA cases.
61% : On Oct. 31, the same day oral arguments began in D.C., Yalies hosted an affirmative action teach-in at the Asian American Cultural Center.
60% : "We hope that more students (both in college and high school) can continue to work and talk about Affirmative Action.
59% : AASA members also worked with Yale Splash, an student-run program in which Yale students teach classes to students in grades 7-12, to offer an informational session on affirmative action this past Saturday, Oct. 29.
58% : A New York Times and Siena College poll of registered voters in September asked participants specifically about "affirmative action."
58% : Harvard, Princeton and Yale affiliates signed an intercollegiate statement in favor of affirmative action in advance of the hearings.
57% : Among the students in D.C. was Anh Nguyen '26, who said affirmative action goes beyond "checking a box.
56% : "Following the oral arguments, it seems all but decided that affirmative action will fall next year," wrote Tony Ruan '25, the co-political chair of Yale's Asian American Students Alliance.
56% : Of the 1,400 adults contacted, 40 percent said they either strongly or somewhat favored the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
53% : Though the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions is not making any assumptions about the future of affirmative action, admissions staff are taking steps to continue promoting diversity, even in a post-affirmative action world.
53% : "If being 'obsessed with race' means building solidarity across racial groups to critically reflect on the circumstances in which Asian Americans can be used as a political pawn to roll back affirmative action policies proven to advance economic and educational justice for racial minorities -- including Asian Americans themselves -- then perhaps we are obsessed with race."
51% : Over the 26 years since Californians voted to abolish affirmative action in their state university system, demographics reports show that Black, Latinx and Indigenous student populations have declined.
50% : Civil rights leaders and student speakers -- including AASA co-moderator Resty Fufunan '24 -- discussed the value of diversity in education and the need to preserve affirmative action.
49% : Research suggests that repealing affirmative action would sink the admissions rates of Black, Latinx and Native students by 50 to 60 percent.
47% : In the statement, the students reference three amicus briefs submitted to the Court in defense of affirmative action.
45% : In fact, public opinion around affirmative action is murky.
43% : Legal scholars predicted after the hearings that the court's conservative majority will rule against affirmative action in both decisions this spring.
43% : For many of the AASA students present, it was important to challenge the SFFA narrative that Asian Americans are hurt by and thus opposed to affirmative action.
41% : Twenty-eight percent said they strongly or somewhat opposed the idea, while 24 percent said they had never heard of affirmative action.

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