Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College is a lawsuit concerning affirmative action in student admissions. The organization Students for Fair Admissions and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Harvard College in in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts , claiming that the college discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. On October 1, , Judge Allison D. Burroughs rejected the plaintiffs' claims, ruling that Harvard's admissions practices meet constitutional requirements and do not unduly discriminate against Asian Americans.
For Ziying Zhong, a student from Shenzhen, China, the most challenging aspect of her college education has been writing and reading. When an idea pops into her head, Zhong has difficulty expressing it on paper. When she prepares for her class presentations, she struggles with speaking English more fluently. The need to express herself on paper or out loud is new for Zhong. Before coming to Boston University, Zhong was at a university in China where she did not have to take Chinese writing classes. Every student is required to learn English when he or she enters primary school at the age of six, she says.
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The two terms seem similar to each other since it contains two nationalities, Chinese and American; however, there are different meanings between the four words. Chinese American is an American citizen, who prefers being an American to a Chinese man while having a Chinese ascendancy. From his words, the hyphenated form of Chinese-American is not just about the type of American, but also about race and nationality.
Navigating college scholarship websites can be confusing. Where do you start? The organization awards scholarships to Santa Clara County high school seniors of Asian descent who demonstrate academic achievement as well as noteworthy extracurricular activities such as community service, performing arts, work, and athletics. All students will be considered for merit based scholarships.