Category Archives: Education

The Molded Minority

In the discussions of racism and its impact in the United States, people often commonly refer to the racial relationships between White and Black Americans. In history textbooks, we study in depth the discriminatory practices and laws perpetrated by Whites … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2024: Opening Night and Gala with ‘Admissions Granted’

This year’s opening night film was the documentary Admissions Granted: “In the run-up to the landmark Supreme Court case pitting Asian American plaintiffs against Harvard University, controversial legal strategist Edward Blum took direct aim at dismantling affirmative action, energizing activists … Continue reading

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Amanda Nguyen and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights

By Angelina Chiang Amanda Nguyen is a well-known figure in the field of sexual assault advocacy. As the CEO and founder of Rise, a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting survivors and changing laws to protect their rights, she dedicates … Continue reading

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Xaivan Lee Emerges as a star on Princeton University Basketball Team

Earlier this year when Princeton University men’s basketball team reached the NCAA Tournament “sweet 16” round for the first time in 50 years, I as an interested alum watched them play on national television and noticed an Asian player on … Continue reading

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28% Asian American Admissions Disadvantage to Selective Colleges

While Harvard is being sued by for its legacy admissions policy, a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) shows that Asian applicants to a set of highly selective colleges have a 28% disadvantage compared to white … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Targets One of Harvard’s Last Bastions of Affirmative Action – Legacies

After losing its affirmative action case in the US Supreme Court, Harvard is seeing one of its last bastions of affirmative action – legacy admissions – become the target of a lawsuit. Lawyers for Civil Rights filed the civil rights … Continue reading

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Randall Park’s UCLA 2023 Commencement Address

This past week, actor, comedian, writer, director, and UCLA Alumnus Randall Park delivered the keynote speech at all three UCLA 2023 college commencements. In this speech, he walks through his career ups and downs and how they shaped himself to … Continue reading

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Harvard Asian American Admissions Up in 2023 as Supreme Court Decision Looms

Harvard’s Asian American admissions, subject of a lawsuit that accuses of Harvard of suppressing Asian American admissions, rose to 29.1% for the incoming class for 2023.  This is an increase from 2022’s 27.1% of the admitted class, a absolute percentage … Continue reading

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NYC Theater Review: peerless at Primary Stages

Jiehae Park’s dark comedy peerless about the high pressure stakes of elite college admissions is now playing at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters in New York City. This twist on Macbeth features twin Asian American sisters, M and L, who … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Asian American Gothic

This public service announcement, created by director Brian G. Cheung and production company Only Today puts expresses a simple message: Asian Americans are Americans. This is in response to the ongoing trend of anti-Asian attacks, and in particular to the … Continue reading

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8mm Film Review: Try Harder

Before Try Harder came out in theatres, Number Two Son mentioned to me that he had a friend who worked on the marketing of the film, and so we decided to watch it together while he was home on winter … Continue reading

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Ivy League Olympians Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen prepare for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

When I read about these two Olympic athletes who are favorites for gold in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, I was struck by a number of the similarities in their lives and mental approaches.  Figure skater Nathan Chen is a favorite, … Continue reading

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