Conservative activist Kenny Xu, who successfully fought against affirmative action at universities around the country said Thursday he plans to run for Congress in North Carolina as a Republican.
He is entering the GOP primary for North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional district, which encompasses Wake Forest and the north of Raleigh.
It is currently held by two-term Democrat Deborah Ross.
Xu, 26, the son of highly-educated Chinese immigrants, has fought anti-Asian discrimination at Harvard which led to the Supreme Court’s seismic ruling against affirmative action at colleges in June.
He has also fought what he sees as harmful diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies at US medical schools, including the University of North Carolina’s.