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Claremont McKenna College, Asian American Activism, and College Diversity

Claremont McKenna College “My daughter goes to some school called Claremont McKennia…” My parents often chuckle as they reminisce about how embarrassing it was for them to tell people where I went to college, how uncomfortable our Asian family and … Continue reading

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8asians News: 8,000 Chinese Students Expelled from US Schools

As reported in Wall Street Journal, U.S. institutions of higher education expelled an estimated 8,000 students last year for cheating and poor grades.

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Asian Associations on American College Campuses

The recent talk at Harvard about being Asian American on college campus made me reflect. During my senior year at Claremont McKenna College, I was the head chair of the Chinese Student Association (CSA), which was a 5-college organization that … Continue reading

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The Self-Segregation Choice

As Asian Americans and Asian Canadians have become more visible on university campuses, they have been accused of self-segregation, occasionally in negative or outrageous ways.   In this video, the Fung brothers talk about self-segregation on American college campuses and pros … Continue reading

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The Role of Asian Greeks Today

The first Asian American fraternity was formed in upstate New York around the time of World War I to combat the racial discrimination that Asian college students faced. Basically, because Asians were excluded from the white people’s clubs, the guys decided … Continue reading

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Another White College Kid Rants About Asians: Is Samuel Hendrickson the New Alexandra Wallace?

UPDATE 3/9/2013 @ 10am: YouTube removed the original video for being hate speech, so I’ve updated the video embed with a mirror from LiveLeak. Thanks to commenter Aishi Yupi for providing the link. UPDATE 3/6/2013 @ 9:30pm Pacific Time: It … Continue reading

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Disulfiram: Anti-Alcoholism Drug Acts Like the Asian Flush

So we’ve talked WAY too much about the Asian flush here on 8Asians, meaning the immediate flushing response one gets when certain Asians–ahem, Ernie–drinks alcohol, where the symptoms can often include nausea, vomiting, and other not-so-lovely side effects when one … Continue reading

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Asian American Whiz Kid: Moshe Kai Cavalin, 11-year-old college grad

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Add this guy to the list of people to watch! Moshe Kai Cavalin, the only son of an Israeli father and a Taiwanese mother, is graduating from East … Continue reading

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