Chairman Royce Recognized as Champion for Asian Americans
In recognition of his work fighting against discrimination towards Asian Americans by elite universities, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) has been awarded the "Champion of Equal Education Rights Award" by the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE).
“Being Asian American should not be an obstacle to receiving a top university education. It’s sad I have to make that clear in 2016. An education is the path to success for many Americans, which is why I find these allegations of discrimination so disturbing. Supporting the Coalition’s complaints is a mountain of evidence. Asian American parents are right to be concerned when their hard-working, high-performing children are shut out of top schools. We should be encouraging and inspiring our children to excel, not telling them their academic performance and merits are less important than their ethnicity. Any discrimination by elite universities against Asian American students is wrong and an offense to our Constitution’s 14th Amendment which offers citizens equal protection under the law. I will keep fighting to ensure that the Asian American community is not discriminated against in any way,” said Chairman Ed Royce.
"Congressman Ed Royce has been continuously supporting the Asian American community, especially in the field of equal education rights. Last year he took the lead to write a letter in support of our Administrative Complaint against Harvard's discriminatory admission practice against Asian American applicants. Hereby, the Asian American Coalition for Education presents Congressman Ed Royce with the Champion of Equal Education Rights Award," said Mr. YuKong Zhao, President of the Asian American Coalition for Education.