SCOTUS Could Stop Affirmative Action as Asian Students Make Case for Meritocracy

On Oct. 31, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to decide if universities can use race in admissions decisions. Kenny Xu says Asian Americans are getting shortchanged and it’s time to reward merit, not skin color. Xu is the president of Color Us United and best-selling author of “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”

Next, in America Q&A, we ask: If affirmative action lifts up some people, but holds others back, is it fair?

Then, Ward Connerly, president of the American Civil Rights Institute, has been fighting race-based discrimination at colleges for decades. He says there are very few people left who want these programs.

Finally, mass anti-regime protests erupted in Iran after morality police beat to death 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for not wearing her headscarf properly. Iranian women want Western support, but they’re not getting it. In our second America Q&A, we ask: What do you think the West’s reaction should be?