- Fairfax County school board member Abrar Omeish is under fire after a text message to another board member about the district’s admissions policy was published by an outside organization.
- Based on the texts, Omeish seems to be admitting that the district’s race-based admissions is “anti Asian.”
- Emails exchanged between the school board members and a district official will also be used in a court case against the Fairfax County School Board.
Abrar Omeish, a Fairfax County school board member, wrote in a text message to another board member that the district’s admissions policy is discriminatory towards Asians.
“I mean there has been an anti asian feel underlying some of this, hate to say it lol,” Omeish texted school board member Stella Pekarsky, according to Parents Defending Education.
The University of Maryland drew backlash over its enrollment and admissions graphic that separated Asian students from “Students of Color” and put them in the same section as white students.
What happened: The graphic was shown during a presentation by Daryll Pines, the university’s president, for the university senate “State of the Campus” report on Nov. 10, according to Fox News.
A UCLA professor and a new Asian American organization are suing the University of California for withholding records that could expose the system’s racial bias against Asian Americans in undergraduate admissions.
Professor Richard Sander, a known critic of affirmative action, and the Asian American Community Services Center (AACSC) believe that the UC system is violating Proposition 209, a state initiative passed in 1996 that prohibits public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race.