from "Effects of Affirmative Action" by Feng Yuan Xu, Class of 1999 in the October 1995 Argo

"This country isn't free of prejudice and racism and probably never will be. This [minority set-aside] law that affects all of us is like all laws, the result of a political power struggle. Should we keep this law or not? If we do, how much should the quotas be? The students and parents of Boston should make the decision. The important thing is that all voices involved in this debate can be heard."