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Beyond Self-Interest: Asian Pacific Americans Toward a Community of Justice

UCLA AA Studies Center, 1996

UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal, Vol. 4, pp. 129-162, 1996

53 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2008  

Gabriel "Jack" Chin

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Sumi Cho

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jerry Kang

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Frank H. Wu

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

In this policy analysis, four Asian Pacific American law professors make the case for affirmative action, with a special focus on Asian Pacific Americans ("APAs"). The authors believe that affirmative action produces many benefits, such as reducing the harm of racism, promoting equal opportunity, and advancing racial justice. While affirmative action has costs, many of them are misconceived or exaggerated. Those genuine costs that do exist are ones that all Americans should bear in order to move America toward a more just society.

Keywords: affirmative action, negative action, asian americans, proposition 209

Suggested Citation

Chin, Gabriel "Jack" and Cho, Sumi and Kang, Jerry and Wu, Frank H., Beyond Self-Interest: Asian Pacific Americans Toward a Community of Justice (1996). UCLA AA Studies Center, 1996; UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal, Vol. 4, pp. 129-162, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1186242

Gabriel Jackson Chin

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
400 Mrak Hall Dr.
Davis, CA 95616-5201
United States
520-401-6586 (Phone)
530-754-5311 (Fax)

Sumi Cho

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jerry Kang (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States
310-206-7298 (Phone)
310-206-7010 (Fax)

Frank H. Wu

University of California Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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