Monday, April 5, 2021

DISCRIMMINATION AGAINST ASIANS IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

We are joined by COREY LIU, a Partner at the Ashcroft Law Firm and previously served as Assistant General Counsel to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

WEBSITE: https://ashcroftlawfirm.com

Liu has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court as a part of the Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard. In the brief, Cory argued that Harvard has discriminated against prospective students on the basis of race, creating arbitrary and irrational racial quotas.

Cory Liu: “The foregoing evidence demonstrates that Harvard uses a rigid set of racial categories to decide which students to recruit, admit, and reject. In doing so, Harvard fails to treat its applicants as individuals and reduces them to being representatives of their race.”

Liu has also clerked for Judge Andrew Oldham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Danny Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago.

ISRAEL: A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD COUNTRY ON EARTH, by Noa Tishby (Author)

Publisher: Free Press (April 6, 2021)

A personal, spirited, and concise chronological timeline spanning from Biblical times to today that explores one of the most fascinating countries in the world—Israel.

Israel. The small strip of arid land is 5,700 miles away but remains a hot button issue and a thorny topic of debate. But while everyone seems to have a strong opinion about Israel, how many people actually know the facts?

Here to fill in the information gap is Israeli American Noa Tishby. Offering a fresh, 360-degree view, Tishby brings her straight-shooting, engaging, and slightly irreverent voice to the subject, creating an accessible and dynamic portrait of a tiny country of outsized relevance. Through bite-sized chunks of history and deeply personal stories, Tishby chronicles her homeland’s evolution, beginning in Biblical times and moving forward to cover everything from WWI to Israel’s creation to the real disputes dividing the country today. Tackling popular misconceptions with an abundance facts, Tishby provides critical context around headline-generating controversies and offers a clear, intimate account of the richly cultured country of Israel.

Actress, producer, writer, and activist NOA TISHBY was born and raised in Tel Aviv and served two and a half years in the Israeli army before she landed a starring role on the nation’s highest-rated prime time drama Ramat Aviv Gimmel.

WEBSITE: http://www.noatishby.com

She became a household name, appearing in numerous TV shows, films, theater productions, and national fashion campaigns, before she moved to Los Angeles, where she sold the Israeli TV show In Treatment to HBO, making history as the first Israeli television show to become an American series. She coproduced over 150 episodes, which earned a Peabody Award and twelve Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. A passionate political activist, Tishby founded the nonprofit “Act for Israel,” Israel’s first online advocacy organization, and has become widely known as Israel’s unofficial ambassador.