Emil Guillermo - Higher Education
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Emil Guillermo
Emil Guillermo is a print and broadcast journalist, commentator and humorist. His column, "Emil Amok," appeared for more than 14 years in AsianWeek at one time, and now appears on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund site.  As a former host of NPR's "All Things Considered" he was the first Asian American male, and first Filipino American, to host a regularly scheduled national news broadcast. He is the author of Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective -- a compilation of essays originally published in Asian Week—that won an American Book Award in 2000. Emil Guillermo writes on issues of race, culture and politics for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (www.aaldef.org/blog)


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Harvard’s Asian Problem Does Not Justify the Blum Lawsuit

by | August 7, 2018 That lawsuit filed by White conservative Ed Blum using Asians as proxies to fight affirmative a Read more

Debunking Mismatch and the Color-Blind Remedy to Affirmative Action

by | July 24, 2018
The affirmative action op-eds are starting to appear. Both the pro and the con. And there’s t [...] Read more

Trump Administration Takes Affirmative Action to Ignore Race and Law

by | July 9, 2018
In case you missed it: while you were celebrating all the progress we’ve achieved in America [...] Read more

‘Tafu’ for Snafu and iPhones at Graduation

by | June 24, 2018
Yes, it’s complicated. Which is why no government should attempt to carry out an ad hoc zero [...] Read more

The Fragile State of Student Mental Health

by | June 11, 2018
I’m still processing the coincidence of the noteworthy suicides of two rich and famous people [...] Read more

A Memorial for the War in America

by | May 25, 2018
When I think of graduation time, I don’t think about my own. Nor do I think of my kids. I thi [...] Read more

Hawaiian Volcanoes: Metaphor for Media Diversity

by | May 13, 2018
The best diversity can do at this point seems to be to establish vertical silos addressing sepa [...] Read more

Cosby Verdict Historic for Women, People of Color, Diversity

by | April 30, 2018
When the right verdict was reached in the Bill Cosby trial, it was truly historic. For women, f [...] Read more

Syria Strike Should Concern College Students

by | April 15, 2018
President Donald Trump, the America-first isolationist, now wants to come out, guns blazing as [...] Read more

Asian-American Scholars Honor SFSU’s Pioneering Ethnic Studies

by | April 2, 2018
The Association of Asian American Studies celebrated a major diversity milestone at its nationa [...] Read more

On Youth Activism and My Active-Shooter Training

by | March 18, 2018
There’s a new set of loud, defiant voices that arrived on the scene last week that makes dive [...] Read more

Shape of Things to Come? Diversity Shines at 90th Academy Awards

by | March 5, 2018
I covered the Academy Awards on the red carpet in person in 1986. It was the year of the Spielb [...] Read more

Presidents’ Day, the News and an Anti-diversity President

by | February 18, 2018
There’s been way too much news of consequence of late. Starting with 17 lives taken at a Flor [...] Read more

UC’s Best Advice to ‘Dreamers’: Ignore Trump Show, File for DACA

by | January 22, 2018
Government shutdown? Forget the blame game. We saw the process unfold before our eyes. It was o [...] Read more

Educators Should Care About “Fire and Fury”

by | January 8, 2018
If you’re in higher ed and are trying to ignore Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the T [...] Read more
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