Kenny Xu | Kenny Xu – Students for Fair Admissions

Kenny Xu

I am the President of the raceblind advocacy group Color Us United, the author of the book An Inconvenient Minority, and the host of the podcast Inconvenient Minority, a podcast that deeply investigates race, identity, and culture. My book is about the Ivy League discrimination cases and commentates on Asian Americans’ inconvenient place in the racial victimhood narrative, and helped bring significant mainstream attention to SFFA v. Harvard. I have been working on this case for several years, and one of my primary motivations as an author is ending anti-Asian discrimination at Harvard and the other Ivy Leagues.

I have spoken on colorblindness and critical race theory in front of groups as diverse as the nationally renowned Pacific Legal Foundation to the Boston Rally for Education Rights to the all-Black Connecticut Parents Union. My commentary has propelled me to interviews with Fox

News, Newsweek, The Epoch Times and various Youtube shows, radio and podcasts, and features in the New York Times Magazine and NPR. As the youngest board member of the Asian-American Coalition for Education (which sponsored the lawsuit) and an identity politics journalist for nearly two years, I have unique and unprecedented access to the major players fighting the deep racial ideologies propagated by academics today.

I would like to serve on SFFA’s Board of Directors because I am deeply passionate about ending race-based admissions. This passion arises from both ideological and personal circumstances. Growing up, I knew firsthand the pressure to achieve as an Asian American. I saw my other Asian American friends work themselves to the bone attempting to gain access to Ivy League institutions, only to have their hopes dashed by race-based admissions policies that made it nearly impossible for them to be admitted. The immeasurable impact of these experiences upon the lives of Asian American students is a great travesty, and SFFA is doing the hard work of ending these practices.

Ideologically, I am a firm believer in the power of meritocracy. Individuals, institutions, and nations flourish the most when they are allowed to organize themselves according to merit. Basing admissions on race, gender, and other demographic characteristics is not conducive to maximizing intellectual achievement and diversity. Going forward, it is imperative that our universities become merit-based once again so that our cherished institutions remain relevant and cutting edge in the 21st century.

SFFA is doing the hard work of making colorblindness a reality. I have been involved with the work of SFFA, both as a writer and a General Member, for several years. The cultural tides are slowly beginning to shift in our favor, but now is the time that we must redouble our efforts to ensure that race-blind admissions become the standard for the next generation of students. It would be an honor to serve your mission in a higher capacity as a Board Member.