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The True Picture: Asian Americans Who Need Help But Don’t Get It!

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Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s daugher, Tiger Sophia bragged on her blog that she checked “Asian” on her Harvard application because she knew that the standard was higher: Q: There was a recent article that said Asians are less likely to check the “Asian” box when applying for colleges due to fear of discrimination. Some half-Asian/half-white applicants only …

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A Gratuitous Self Promotion from Tiger Mom Amy Chua

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua* sat·ire [sat-ahyuhr] noun 1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc. 2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. 3. a literary genre comprising such compositions. Maybe this is the satire Chua is referring to in her book. (Yes, I read the book and it’s just a longer version of the Wall Street Journal article, though Chua claims otherwise.) Here’s a question I often …

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Casual to Deadly: Anti-Asian American Racism from Racism Review

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“Why are Asian Americans disproportionately targeted for abuse? A harmonic convergence of factors. There’s the perception — and in some cases, the reality — of the “nerd” stereotype. The trinity of social awkwardness, physical frailty and academic overachievement has always served as a magnet for bullies. There’s the rising tide of animosity toward immigrants, particularly …

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Grace Lin: A Great Author/Illustrator Asian American Role Model Who Just Gets Better All The Time

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  Children’s illustrator and author Grace Lin luckily was seemingly raised by enlightened first generation Taiwanese-American parents rather than that sad story of Tiger Mom. At least, that is what I think after reading her Pacy series, now with its latest installment as it’s a semi-autobiographical series. At a young age, Grace (and Pacy) knew …

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White House Urges Colleges To Get Creative in Improving Racial Diversity at Their Campuses

Don't ID as Asian for College

The Obama administration has released new guidelines on race and college admissions that turn Bush era policies on its head. Colleges and universities are now getting the green light to use ethnicity to select students for admission and won’t need to fear repercussions in court. What does this mean for Asian Americans? I’m really not …

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