OCA Creates Working Group to Combat Anti-Affirmative Action Efforts (美华协会组织工作小组与削弱平权法案的企图进行斗争)

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3 August 2017 (2017 年8月3日)

Contact: Thu Nguyen, Communications Associate (联系:Thu Nguyen, 通讯员)

tnguyen@ocanational.org | 202-223-5500

Washington, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates launches national working group in response to the Justice Department Civil Rights Division’s reported efforts to investigate whether colleges are discriminating in the way they use race for admissions purposes. The working group will be in charge of strategic planning to combat mobilization of anti-affirmative action groups. (华盛顿特区 据报道美国司法部的民权部门要调查是否有大学在入学录取工作中存在种族岐视行为,美华协会组织了全美工作小组来回应,负责制定战略计划与反对平权法案的组织进行斗争。)

“We are concerned that the Justice Department’s investigations will prevent the consideration of race in college admissions. White women and Asian Americans have been the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action programs. We have an obligation to ensure that that opportunity continues to exist for other under-represented communities, including Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders, who have some of the lowest rates of educational attainment among all racial groups,” said Vicki Shu, OCA Vice President of Public Affairs. “As such, OCA has created a national working group to combat attempts to weaken affirmative action. The group will focus on efforts that manipulate Chinese American narratives to attack these programs. OCA has always supported affirmative action, and we remain committed to ensuring that all Americans have access to quality higher education.” (“我们对美国司法部的调查表示关切,此调查会阻止大学在入学录取中考虑种族因素。白种女性和亚美人是平权法案最大的受益者,我们有责任保证这些机会继续存在并使其它较弱的社区受益。这类社区包括东南亚人和太平洋岛民,跟其它种族相比,他们享有最低的教育程度。” 美华协会对外联络副总裁 Vicki Shu (she has a Chinese name) 表示。“由此,美华协会组织了全美工作小组与削弱平权法案的企图进行斗争。美华协会一向支持平权法案,我们至力于保证每个美国人都能得到优质高等教育。“)

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs.) (美华协会是一个全美社区非盈利组织。我们的宗旨是致力于推进亚美人的社区团结并提高其政治和经济的地位。)

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