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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Ishmael Reed’s Undying Faith in Diversity and Multiculturalism

by | July 27, 2021 Ishmael Reed, the novelist, playwright, poet, knows a lot of things. Especially Higher Ed.  In Read more

Improving on Branson’s “Affirmative Action” to Space

by | July 13, 2021
If Richard Branson really wants to make a mass impact, here’s how to make a difference. Endow [...] Read more

Where Black History and Asian American History Meet: June 19th

by | June 30, 2021
“Critical Race Theory”?  That’s a term I’ll leave for the protestors at local school b [...] Read more

Not Yet? Harvard Case Not Enough To End Affirmative Action.

by | June 14, 2021
Why is the Supreme Court balking on the Harvard affirmative action case? It’s a bad case if y [...] Read more

Celebrating the Filipino American Students Who Fought the SAT/ACT to Make Higher Ed More Diverse

by | June 2, 2021
Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Island Heritage Month is over. But we must not forget to [...] Read more

AANHPIHM “Poster Boy” Is Accused Student Who Stands Up to Dartmouth

by | May 10, 2021
Sirey Zhang is the new higher ed poster boy for Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander [...] Read more

Diverse Jury Saw George Floyd as Human and Delivered Justice

by | April 26, 2021
One aspect of the  Derek Chauvin verdicts in the murder of George Floyd that people fail to se [...] Read more

Do People Really Think Harvard Admissions Discriminates Against Asians?

by | April 12, 2021
Harvard’s admissions process is based on a holistic sense of the applicant, not just grades a [...] Read more

Higher Ed’s Diversity Gave First Filipino Attorney General In California A Boost

by | March 29, 2021
Asian American college students were protesting in San Francisco about the rise in Asian Americ [...] Read more

What Can We Do to Stop Anti-Asian Hate Crimes?

by | March 15, 2021
Pak Ho is a  75 year-old-Asian American who died last Thursday (March 11) after he was robbed [...] Read more

George Floyd? Get to Know Angelo Quinto’s Story

by | March 1, 2021
If you haven’t heard, there was another George Floyd incident in America. You know, a policem [...] Read more

Why is San Francisco De-Magnetizing Its Public School Jewel?

by | February 16, 2021
So how do we solve the inequities in admission? We need more thoughtful solutions that may have [...] Read more

Chinese American History Professors Gave Photographer Corky Lee His Calling

by | February 2, 2021
My friend Corky Lee, the self-described Asian American photographer laureate, has been mentione [...] Read more

Inaugural Week and Poetry Should Re-Kindle Our Sense of Diversity

by | January 18, 2021
As we celebrate the MLK holiday, the inaugural and the final days of the last four years, the a [...] Read more

Recalling an Affirmative Gesture

by | January 4, 2021
The college radio station is where I learned to be me. Maybe that’s because the radio audienc [...] Read more
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