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Fight for Civil Rights Goes On Despite Asian-American’s Success
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN a once-marginalized ethnic group enjoys success and joins the mainstream?

That question informed a conference where Asian Americans warned against letting their achievements in law and other professions breed complacency and imperil their historic commitment to civil rights.

The conference, sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), featured speakers and panelists who discussed racial profiling, glass ceilings in the legal profession, the Asian American stake in the affirmative action debate, and the place of Asian American women in the law. Speakers included Doris Ling-Cohan, Justice on the New York State Supreme Court; Viet Dinh, former U.S. assistant attorney general and professor at Georgetown University Law Center; and civil rights activist Alberta Lee.

 
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