Yukong Zhao

Yukong Zhao

President, Asian American Coalition for Education

Mr. Yukong Zhao is a distinguished Chinese American civil-rights activist, the President of the Asian American Coalition for Education, and the author of the book, The Chinese Secrets For Success: Five Inspiring Confucian Values.

In May 2015 Mr. Zhao and other Asian American leaders united 64 Asian American organizations and filed a civil-rights complaint against Harvard University. As the largest joint action taken by Asian-American communities in recent history, the plaintiffs contend that the complaint helped expose Ivy League colleges’ systematic discrimination against Asian American applicants to the national and world stage. The complaint is currently under the investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

In addition to continuing the fight for Asian American children's equal education rights, Mr. Zhao also writes columns in Orlando Sentinel, Forbes, The World Journal, Sing Tao Daily and IndiaWest to promote Chinese culture and advance Asian American social progress.


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