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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Diversity, Ukraine, and Impeachment

by | November 16, 2019 There’s a diversity angle in the impeachment hearings you may have overlooked.It’s not just Read more

Higher Ed’s Impeachment Role

by | November 4, 2019
Make no mistake, Higher Ed must play a role in impeachment. Not as partisans. But as the contex [...] Read more

You Know Cesar Chavez—How About Larry Itliong?

by | October 21, 2019
I call Larry Itliong a classic  H.O.,  as in “historical omission.”If you talk about the [...] Read more

Harvard Affirmative Action Decision Exposes Asian American Divide

by | October 5, 2019
The Harvard decision last week makes me cheer. And cry. It solves nothing. It only furthers an [...] Read more

Huffman’s Wrist Tap Should Be Harder; Think of Crystal Mason

by | September 22, 2019
Many people are upset about the sentencing of Felicity Huffman, the prime time star in the Oper [...] Read more

Diversity, Thy Name is…Canada? And R.I.P. Adversity Scores—Was it Such a Bad Idea?

by | September 6, 2019
The SAT folks took the easy way out on the so called “Adversity Score” proposal. After anno [...] Read more

Save the Climate and Yourself — Ban the Burger on Campus

by | August 26, 2019
If your campus is green energy-wise but you’re still buying all-beef hamburgers and the like [...] Read more

Is Your School a True Sanctuary?

by | August 14, 2019
When I drive through a campus district, or even a whole town or city where the university is a [...] Read more

‘Go Back’? They Brought My People Here First

by | July 26, 2019
During the week of Trump’s “go back” rhetoric, I was in Washington, D.C. doing my one-man [...] Read more

Time to Tell Our Diverse Stories Aloud

by | July 15, 2019
I’m in Washington, D.C. for the CapitalFringe, where the main draw is the monologist Mike Dai [...] Read more

Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say Publicly  She’s Part Asian?

by | June 30, 2019
Kamala Harris likes to say she’s American. Of course. But she’s not generic. Her racial sub [...] Read more

What if Western Illinois’ Jack Thomas Were White or Asian?

by | June 17, 2019
As a lonely adjunct, a Filipino American teaching at a state school, I am but a wee voice in hi [...] Read more

An Adjunct’s Thoughts on Shrinking College Enrollments and the State of Diversity

by | June 3, 2019
On the final week of Asian American history month, I was invited to speak to the Filipino Ameri [...] Read more

Some Thoughts on Finals, I.M. Pei and Asian American Pacific Islander History Month

by | May 19, 2019
And now to the hardest part of being an adjunct lecturer. Final papers. Final exams. Grading. B [...] Read more

Can We Break Our ‘Cycle of Gun Violence’?

by | May 6, 2019
It’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but the first week in May will always an [...] Read more
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