June 1, 2021

Colleges Should Admit Students Without the ACT or SAT (Inside Higher Ed)

The allure of standardized metrics for college admissions is understandable. A truly objective way for students to showcase their potential regardless of race or class would be a powerful equalizer. Sadly, the SAT and ACT are just the opposite -- they obfuscate students’ ability while amplifying entrenched power structures.
May 6, 2021

Asian Americans Reported Being Targeted at Least 2,400 Times This Year (CNN)

A center tracking reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans says it has received 6,603 firsthand complaints since last year. There were at least 2,410 anti-Asian hate incidents in the first three months of this year, according to Stop AAPI Hate's latest report, released Thursday.
March 2, 2021

Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans Spiked by 150% in Major US Cities (Voice of America)

In a troubling report released last month, Stop AAPI Hate said 126 of the incidents involved Asian Americans over the age of 60. “These violent assaults have a devastating impact on our community as they are part of an alarming rise in anti-Asian American hate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” co-founders of STOP AAPI Hate said in a February 9 statement.
February 27, 2021

As Attacks Against Asian Americans Spike, Jeremy Lin Pushes for Action (Washington Post)

“Something is changing in this generation of Asian Americans," said Lin. "We are tired of being told that we don’t experience racism, we are tired of being told to keep our heads down and not make trouble,” Lin, who plays for the NBA G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, wrote in an Instagram post Thursday. “We are tired of being invisible, of being mistaken for our colleague or told our struggles aren’t as real.”