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How Asian Americans became the center of the affirmative action debate

By many standards, Michael Wang, 25, was a perfect student in high school. Wang graduated in the top 0.5 percent of his class with a 4.67 weighted GPA, near-perfect test scores and countless extracurriculars. When all of this resulted in rejections from his first-choice schools, he wondered: Had he been rejected because he was Asian American? In October 2022, the Supreme Court will hear two cases that could decide the future of using race in admissions across the country.
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