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Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say Publicly  She’s Part Asian?

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

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Fitting In Doesn’t Fix Discrimination

Fitting In Doesn’t Fix Discrimination

by | June 27, 2019

I have been studying the internment of Japanese Americans ever since I have been a professor. Y

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If You Want to Diversify the Professoriate, Don’t Scare Us Away

If You Want to Diversify the Professoriate, Don’t Scare Us Away

by | June 25, 2019

If life as a tenure-track professor is so miserable, then why do you continue? As a doctoral ca

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How Do We Persuade People About Casual Racism and Sexism?

How Do We Persuade People About Casual Racism and Sexism?

by | June 18, 2019

As a teacher of advocacy, I wonder what is the most effective means of persuading people they s

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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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