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Complicated relationship: Asian Americans and affirmative action




Laurel Directo thinks students should be judged by merit. At the same time, she recognizes she had an advantage as the daughter of engineers who valued education and sent her to good schools.
Laurel Directo thinks students should be judged by merit. At the same time, she recognizes she had an advantage as the daughter of engineers who valued education and sent her to good schools.
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A proposal to reinstate affirmative action at California's public universities has created an uproar among some Asian-American political action committees.

They worry Asian-Americans will lose college spots to minorities like African-Americans and Latinos, who have far less representation on campus. But how do Asian-American students feel?

KPCC's Josie Huang spoke with some at UCLA, and found out it's complicated.