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Asian Americans back teaching about slavery, oppose race in college admissions

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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Asian Americans overwhelmingly support teaching historical topics like slavery, racism, and segregation in public schools but strongly oppose colleges using race and ethnicity in admissions, according to a new survey.

Why it matters: This data is a rare look at the nuances Asian Americans have around race and education four years after the pandemic, when the nation saw surges in anti-Asian hate and a racial awakening sparked by the murder of George Floyd.

The big picture: The broad survey of AAPI residents about education came right before pro-Palestinian protests struck college...

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