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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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

Diversity’s Day of Infamy

by | December 15, 2020
The recent revelation that Johns Hopkins, once thought to be a “good guy”, owned four slave [...] Read more

Students Leave Campus for Thanksgiving—Will They Return?

by | November 24, 2020
Kentucky got beat by Alabama pretty bad last Saturday in football. But I’m sure my friend Ted [...] Read more

Democracy, Diversity Back on Track

by | November 11, 2020
A Trump concession? Don’t expect to see one, unless it’s a hot dog cart on Fifth Ave. The s [...] Read more

The Tight Battle for Diversity’s Vote

by | November 3, 2020
The anxiety from watching America’s electoral sense of itself trickle in was nearly unbearabl [...] Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Affirmative Action

by | October 27, 2020
If you’ve watched any of the saga also known as the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation process, t [...] Read more

Trump, Notre Dame President Should Follow Delaware State’s Tony Allen

by | October 15, 2020
Tony Allen, president of Delaware State, an HBCU, knows what it takes to beat COVID. A mandator [...] Read more

Trump’s Handling of Census Proves He’s the Anti-Diversity President; Plus, Univ. of California’s White Affirmative Action

by | September 28, 2020
The presidential debate is coming up on Tuesday, but there’s no question about this: Donald T [...] Read more
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