Posted on November 10, 2022

Indian Activist Accused of Being Anti-Black for Opposing Affirmative Action Admissions Policies

Ryan General, NextShark, November 8, 2022

An Indian American education activist is being accused online of being anti-Black for her opposition to affirmative action student admissions policies and lamenting that the US Supreme Court hearings on the matter lacked discussion regarding Asian Americans. 

Author Asra Nomani shared her observations on Twitter on Oct. 31 after attending the hearings of both cases filed by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) against the admissions policies of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


{snip} “Sitting there through so many hours of oral arguments… Hardly a word was said about the blatant discrimination and racism that’s happening against Asians.  {snip}”

Some Twitter users expressed their support for Nomani, praising her for “fighting for such a just & noble cause.”


However, there were also some who accused her of dismissing the struggles of Black communities and harboring hate against them.

“Indians are the most anti-black community in the US,” a user commented.

“A privileged OC Muslim migrates to US for better & luxurious life, ignoring the history of struggle of Blacks, wants to block their progress through affirmation action like the same reason Meritorious,” wrote another.

“Good job @AsraNomani throwing the black community under the bus,” chimed one user. “Your ungrateful ass should remember that your parents came here on the back of civil right struggles of black people.”

“Hypocrites…..They hardly say a single word about casteism in India but wanna be heard in other countries for racism,” said a user. {snip}