In this season of graduation and celebration, the fight for access to higher education continues on many fronts. Asian Americans have been used a number of times as wedge tools in the debate on affirmative action. We are not wedges, we are not the "good minority," we should not be playing into the hands of white supremacy, and we should not be selling out our brothers and sisters in this struggle. In the face of some Chinese American groups who are trying to dismantle affirmative action, over 135 Asian American organizations have visibly and vocally come together to take a stand and say that we have a vested interest in supporting affirmative action, equal opportunity, and any and all tools to level the incredibly unequal playing field.
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