Emil Guillermo - Higher Education
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)

After 20-plus AAJA Conferences, Achieving Diversity in Media No Different Now, Maybe Even Harder

by | August 14, 2016
In education, in the media, we fight the same battles. It boils down to the basics: How do we g [...] Read more

After Brexit Vote and the DACA Block: Can We Really Reverse Diversity?

by | June 27, 2016
On the week of the disappointing coincidence of the Brexit vote and the Supreme Court decision [...] Read more

Emil Guillermo: If Larry Wilmore Can’t Say the N-word Who Can?

by | May 1, 2016
If Larry Wilmore Can't Say the N-word Who Can? [...] Read more

NCAA Board Must Reject Satellite Camp Ban

by | April 17, 2016
Satellite camp? Sounds like something high tech, space station kind of stuff.  Practically STE [...] Read more

Is it Time for a New NCAA?

by | April 3, 2016
When the favorite in the finals of the NCAA championship basketball tournament is currently und [...] Read more

Fight for the Diversity Vote Intensifies as Week’s Primaries Focus on Michigan and Mississippi

by | March 7, 2016
Late last week, Def Jam entrepreneur Russell Simmons announced he was supporting Hillary Clinto [...] Read more

Demarcus Cousins Cries Foul and We All Lose

by | February 7, 2016
Monday, February 8, is the start of the Lunar New Year and, for Asian Americans of Chinese desc [...] Read more

The Exploitation of College Sports

by | January 10, 2016
Big-time college sports perpetuate a deeper racism, says sports agent. [...] Read more

Tragedy in Paris

by | November 15, 2015
An American Global tragedy: Nohemi Gonzalez was an example of diversity in higher ed at its bes [...] Read more

Diversity Questions for Higher Ed after the UC Merced Stabbing Spree

by | November 8, 2015
By now it may all be forgotten, but last Wednesday, as the news broke, it was shocking the enti [...] Read more

‘The Pipeline Project’ Aims to Save Kids Who Don’t Make it to Higher Ed

by | November 1, 2015
Anna Deavere Smith’s project seeks to help end “the school to prison pipeline and the effec [...] Read more

Filipino History? Ethnic Studies? Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

by | October 25, 2015
We’re heading into the last week and winding up Filipino American History Month. [...] Read more

What Donald Trump Sees When He Sees an Asian College Kid’s Face

by | October 18, 2015
When he heard Donald Trump spewing forth untruths about South Korea on the campaign, economics [...] Read more

Campus Gun Violence, Ben Carson and How to Best Help Students Cope

by | October 11, 2015
The anxiety over guns in campus life has been a reality since the Virginia Tech massacre in 200 [...] Read more

History Leads to Diversity When it Comes to Asian Americans

by | October 5, 2015
If you want to understand how some of our best colleges and universities have become 20, 30, ev [...] Read more