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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
Posted in Discrimination, Education Tagged activism, Asian-American, college, diversity, racism Leave a comment
8$: ‘We Need Diverse Books’
8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading
Posted in 8$, Education Tagged asian books, book, books, diversity Leave a comment
UC Admissions Policy Change and Asian-Americans: Controversy over Simulations
“Dad, I have to sign up for the SAT II tests!” The Daughter was annoyed that she still had to take the SAT subjects tests (formerly known as the SAT II tests), as the University of California’s elimination of the … Continue reading
KQED Radio Forum: Do Universities Discriminate Against Asian-Americans?
KQED Radio recently had a forum on whether Universities discriminate against Asian-Americans. The forum had people on different sides of the debate, including: Angela Suh Um, founder and chief consultant with the Boston Academic Consulting Group and former employee in … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Discrimination, Education Tagged college admissions, diversity, University of California 3 Comments
University Admissions: How many Asian-Americans are too many?
How many Asian-Americans are too many? That’s one of the key questions that I see coming out of the Boston Globe‘s op-ed piece “Do Colleges Redline Asian-Americans?” I’ve talked before about the Princeton study cited in the article, which says … Continue reading
Posted in Discrimination, Education, Observations Tagged college admissions, diversity, intercultural skills, ucla 14 Comments
Is “Lee” a White, Black, or Asian Surname? Facebook Finds Out
When you see the surname Lee, you don’t know the ethnicity of the person with that name. Robert E., Spike, and Bruce – they are all Lees . There is even a Facebook group called “My surname is Lee but … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Technology Tagged Bruce Lee, diversity, Facebook, marketing, Robert E. Lee, Spike Lee 4 Comments
Tall, Short and Segregated Asians: Six Lessons from a Basketball Season
My sons finished their very long basketball seasons last month, and I was surprised how some of my own views on sports, basketball, and Asian-Americans changed after what seemed to be an endless season. Here are six lessons that I … Continue reading