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)


Is Miss America Really a Scholarship Contest?

by | September 16, 2013
Or is it just the creator of a new sexist stereotype? [...] Read more

The Joy of College: My Son Loves it — Why Didn’t I Have This Good a Time in College?

by | September 9, 2013
It’s been just two weeks, but already, my son is enjoying his new life away from his parents, [...] Read more

As We Begin Year 51, Civil Rights 2.0 is All About Diversity

by | September 3, 2013
President Obama was as inclusive in his speech as the modern fight for equality and justice is [...] Read more

Feeling It at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

by | August 26, 2013
Will President Obama’s speech on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I [...] Read more

50 Years Later: Renewing the All-Inclusive Dream and March — and Thinking About Oprah’s Purse

by | August 19, 2013
If there’s a march for jobs and economic justice, you bet Asian-Americans should be there. [...] Read more

On Slate, the Washington Football Team and ‘N’ Wording the ‘R’ Word

by | August 11, 2013
Slate strips Washington, D.C.’s resident football team of its controversial name. [...] Read more

Why the ‘Pick Up Your Pants’ Rant Falls Short

by | August 5, 2013
We’ve had a reprise of the Bill Cosby rant, most recently by Fox News icon Bill O’Reilly, w [...] Read more

President Obama Sparks a National Conversation on Race After Trayvon Martin Verdict

by | July 22, 2013
Now that the president has finally addressed the topic of race publicly, what will the conversa [...] Read more

Putting the Facts and Race in Perspective in the Zimmerman Acquittal

by | July 15, 2013
Still have a problem with the acquittal in the Trayvon Martin killing? The basic facts still do [...] Read more

Asiana Crash Exposes 21st Century Racism on Twitter

by | July 8, 2013
If you see the Internet as raceless, colorblind and digital, think again my friend. It’s a br [...] Read more

What Diversity and Equality Look Like

by | July 1, 2013
The Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA last week led to a weekend filled with hundreds of wedding [...] Read more

Supreme Court’s Ruling Means Affirmative Action Safe for Now

by | June 24, 2013
I always thought Abigail Fisher’s case wasn’t quite good enough to bring down what has bee [...] Read more

A Dyslexic’s Success Story: How My Son Got Into UC Berkeley (Part II)

by | June 16, 2013
For Father’s Day, I wanted to share the rest of the story about my son. [...] Read more

Triumph Over Dyslexia: A 4.3 GPA and Admission to UC Berkeley

by | June 10, 2013
By this time in June, everyone should have a special graduation story of their own, but I wante [...] Read more