A Statement on the UNC Board of Trustees’ DEI Decision

May 16, 2024 To eliminate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in a state where the Asian American population has grown eightfold in the past three decades, and where the North Carolina population continues to become more multi-racial and multi-ethnic, has dangerous implications for many communities. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial in building towards a…

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NCAAT Calls for Unity Against Violence and Discrimination

Everyone here at NCAAT is devastated by the loss of life in Palestine and Israel. We are heartbroken by the killing of Israeli civilians by Hamas and by the killings, dehumanization, and human rights violations committed against Palestinian civilians by Israeli leadership. Members of our community have loved ones who are directly affected by the violence in Israel and Palestine, and we hold them in our hearts in this time of fear and grief. Everyone deserves to live in safety and without the threat of terror, loss, and suffering.

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NCAAT denounces the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against affirmative action

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action programs at Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill were unconstitutional. NCAAT strongly disagrees with this decision. For years, colleges have considered race as a factor in admissions to gain a full understanding of an applicant’s story and to create more inclusive and representative student bodies. The Supreme Court’s regressive decision will set back all marginalized communities — including Asian Americans — and further increase the education and economic divide.

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