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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The Perfect Victim and the Perfect Judge —The New Challenge to Affirmative Action

by | October 15, 2018 If it feels like we’ve been here before, we have. The use of race in college admissions Read more

Is Higher Ed Responsible for Brett Kavanaugh? 

by | October 1, 2018
We know Brett Kavanaugh was at the White House days before his hearing on the Dr. Christine Bla [...] Read more

Climate Change is a Diversity Issue for Higher Ed

by | September 17, 2018
The extreme heat this year has turned much of my state into a giant tinderbox. I’ve seen the [...] Read more

Diversity at Stake in Kavanaugh Hearings

by | September 5, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is about institutionalizing the trend at the highest court to re [...] Read more

A Trailblazing American History Professor is Found and then Lost

by | August 20, 2018
Dr. Dawn Mabalon died when she suffered an asthma attack after snorkeling in Hawaii. And like t [...] Read more

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
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