I understand the general sentiment of this article but I still believe that affirmative action would be better served if applications were viewed through the lens of economics rather than race. Because the issue of race and socioeconomics is intersectional, I feel that it would still afford an accurate context when considering a student holistically.

We also tread into dangerous territory of universities deciding to categorize all Asians into a single monolith when that doesn't accurately reflect lived experiences. Hmong Americans and Cambodian Americans are at a disadvantage compared to Indian Asians or Chinese Asians and that's well reflected in their levels of educational and financial achievement.

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