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Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race : The Dismantling of Affirmative Action at an Elite Public High School - Rowena Robles

Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race

The Dismantling of Affirmative Action at an Elite Public High School

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Published: 31st August 2006
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i Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race /i examines the political and discursive struggles around the dismantling of race-based admissions policies in an elite public high school in San Francisco. The book analyzes the arguments put forth by plaintiffs in and the media's depiction of the case, i Brian Ho, Patrick Wong, & Hilary Chen v. SFUSD /i . The Ho lawsuit, filed by a group of Chinese Americans, challenged race-based admissions policies that were intended to ensure diversity by giving special consideration to African-American and Latino students. The author argues that the Ho plaintiffs exploited the dominant racial construction of Asian Americans as model minorities to portray themselves as victims of discrimination. Further, their discursive strategy relied on contrasting constructions of Black and Latino students as undeserving and unqualified beneficiaries of affirmative action. The decision in favor of the plaintiffs effectively ended school desegregation, racial balance, and affirmative action in San Francisco. Furthermore, in attempting to examine the consequences of the Ho decision on student attitudes, the author spent four year studying and observing the first cohort of students to enter the high school after race was eliminated from admissions considerations. This groundbreaking book documents the impact on white, Chinese, black and Latino students' attitudes toward views on affirmative action, racial diversity, and race relations.

Introduction
From Racial Integration to Color Blind Policies
Racialized Politics Surrounding the Battle to Begin, Save and End Desegregation in San Francisco
Asian Americans as Victim and Success Stories-A Discursive Analysis of the Ho v. SFUSD Lawsuit
High School Student Voices on Racial Diversity at Lowell-Recognizing the Differenc and Acknowledging Stereotypes
Examining Student Achievement and Goal Formation--The Intersections of Race, Grades, and Achievement
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780415976329
ISBN-10: 0415976324
Series: Asian Americans: Reconceptualizing Culture, History, Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 31st August 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1