Asian-American students face the largest gap between what they must pay for college and the financial resources available to them, a new study has found. The December study examined Department of Education data for the academic year and looked at "unmet need," a measure of the "gap between the cost of college and all student resources that do not need to be repaid. The study also found that nearly three in four students across overall had unmet financial need, a 23 percent increase compared to the school year. At four-year public universities, 75 percent of all students had unmet need, compared to 79 percent of Asian-American students.
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Affirmative action in college admissions has never been more imperiled than it is today. With the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era guidelines that support the practice of race-conscious admissions. A high-profile federal lawsuit alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans could eventually give a conservative Supreme Court the opportunity to strike down affirmative action. Spearheaded by anti-affirmative action legal strategist Edward Blum , the lawsuit—brought by a group called Students for Fair Admissions—claims that Harvard illegally discriminates against Asian American applicants by limiting their admissions numbers each year. Harvard, however, denies the allegations.
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The demographics of Asian Americans describe a heterogeneous group of people in the United States who trace their ancestry to one or more Asian countries. Manilamen began to reside in Louisiana as the first Asian Americans to live in the continental in the United States. The overall population is highly urbanized;  they are also largely in the Western United States and California.
African American students are less likely than white students to have access to college-ready courses. Black and Latino students represent 38 percent of students in schools that offer AP courses, but only 29 percent of students enrolled in at least one AP course. Black and Latino students also have less access to gifted and talented education programs than white students. African American students are less likely to be college-ready. Black students are nearly two times as likely to be suspended without educational services as white students.