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What if Western Illinois’ Jack Thomas Were White or Asian?

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

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The ‘Weaker Sex’? #FACTS

The ‘Weaker Sex’? #FACTS

by | June 5, 2019

As my last blog post, I want to leave you with a challenge – a challenge that, in the spirit

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‘Discrimination’ and Discrimination

‘Discrimination’ and Discrimination

by | June 4, 2019

At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, discrimination is out in the open — and it

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An Adjunct’s Thoughts on Shrinking College Enrollments and the State of Diversity

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

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Rethinking Commencement

Rethinking Commencement

by | June 2, 2019

“What we call the beginning is often the end; and to make an end is to make a beginning. The

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‘Who Do You Know Went to Cornell?’

‘Who Do You Know Went to Cornell?’

by | May 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, I entered a convenience store to purchase a portable pack of tissues and eye d

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Some Thoughts on Finals, I.M. Pei and Asian American Pacific Islander History Month

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

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Can We Break Our ‘Cycle of Gun Violence’?

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

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Don’t Sleep on Sleep

Don’t Sleep on Sleep

by | May 5, 2019

Sleep is one of those things in life that we all need yet most of us don’t get enough of. We

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Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: On Civil Death and American Politics

Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: On Civil Death and American Politics

by | April 30, 2019

One of my all-time favorite movies is Shawshank Redemption starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robb

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Redefining Merit

Redefining Merit

by | April 25, 2019

Following the college admissions scandal, countless thought pieces have addressed inequity in c

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After the Mueller Report, Higher Ed Must Lead

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

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Yes Virginia, There is a Choice

Yes Virginia, There is a Choice

by | April 16, 2019

Like many other students of color who receive messages that they’re not good enough, I had re

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‘I Just Said That!’

‘I Just Said That!’

by | April 15, 2019

Have you ever had that moment when you were in a meeting and proposed an idea for consideration

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Defining Political Progress

Defining Political Progress

by | April 8, 2019

One of the things I love most about writing for Diverse is that it provides an opportunity for

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