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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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

After the Mueller Report, Higher Ed Must Lead

by | April 22, 2019
Now that the Mueller report is out, we can rest assured. Betsy DeVos is just window dressing. T [...] Read more

Prof. Abdullah on the College Scandal, Black Studies After 50, HBCUs

by | April 7, 2019
"Black Studies is probably the most enduring victory of the Black Power Movement,” says Dr. M [...] Read more

March Madness? It’s Not Just Basketball

by | March 25, 2019
March Madness — higher ed’s Springtime PR-fest known as the NCAA men’s basketball tournam [...] Read more

Diversity and Rep. Ilhan Omar

by | March 11, 2019
To show my San Francisco State journalism class what diversity means instantly, I provide a vis [...] Read more

Thoughts on Jussie Smollett for My Diversity and Media Class

by | February 25, 2019
When you teach a course called “Diversity in Media”, Jussie Smollett provided one heck of a [...] Read more

University of Farmington Sting Hurts Higher Ed More Than It Solves Immigration Crisis

by | February 12, 2019
Harvard’s motto is “Veritas,” which is Latin for “truth.” Plain. Simple. And nothing [...] Read more

Former Prof Gave up Higher Ed for Fed Job Disgusted by Shutdown

by | January 25, 2019
Without question, President Donald Trump blinked Friday as he stood alone at the Rose Garden po [...] Read more
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