Archive | Ethnic Studies

17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Affirmative action is now the latest wedge issue in California to keep ethnic minorities from seeing our common interests. In California, a bill to revive affirmative action is dead. Mainstream media reports convey that opposition from insurgent Asian Americans groups killed the measure at the last minute. If this is true, then there is much work to be […]

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10 February 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The Triple Package Review: Debunking Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

In their newly released book, The Triple Package, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld propose that some groups are naturally better than the others due to certain cultural traits they possess. I was on HuffPost Live to discuss the book, and to debunk its central notions, which you can watch here: If the embed link is […]

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11 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

TEDTalk – Redefining “Model Minority”

I was tired of being the exception to the rule. So I decided to flip the rule on its head. Video here. Alas, my speech was cut short by two minutes due to the usual extenuating circumstances (sorry person of color, you’ve spoke long enough), so here is the full text. Enjoy.

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20 November 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Reading: Occupations

While I think it is fantastic that Occupy Wall Street is offering immigration training to protesters, I also think that the well-meaning individuals quoted in this article also need to wake up and realize that undocumented immigrants have been organizing for their rights quite visibly and vocally for several years now, risking everything from arrest […]

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07 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Fort Hood Sparks Muslim Bashing in Mainstream Media

Media Bias on Fort Hood Tragedy This isn’t particularly surprising. American civil liberties get massacred during such crises. Instead of calling Major Hasan an ‘alleged’ shooter till he is confirmed guilty by a court of law (Fifth Amendment), speculators have already gone judge, jury and executioner on him. What’s despicable is that allegations of Islamic […]

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