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Rep. Young Kim Statement on Biden DOJ Dropping Case on Protecting Asian Americans from Discrimination

February 4, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice dropped a lawsuit against Yale University for illegally discriminating against Asian American applicants.

“President Biden says he wants to bring unity, promote equality, and allow for diverse perspectives in the national conversation. However, between dropping a lawsuit seeking to protect Asian Americans against discrimination in higher education and failing to appoint any Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders to his cabinet, the Biden administration appears uncommitted. Everyone deserves to be judged on their merits and not discriminated against because of their heritage, race, or background. Discrimination is wrong and goes against our fundamental American values that we hold dear. I will continue to fight to ensure the voices of our Asian American community are heard and make sure that everyone, regardless of their race, has an equal opportunity to succeed and access the promise of America,” said Kim.