There is a significant portion of the Asian community who believes that people like me are getting the upper hand in college admissions.
In the wake of this censorship, the attitudes and ideas eschewed by PC vocabulary are becoming increasingly inexpressible.
It is precisely because my parents have sacrificed so much for my education that I, an Asian American, find affirmative action necessary for a fair definition of merit.
It’s not often that one stays in a brand-new city for such a short period of time, especially one as vibrant, new, and growing as Asheville.
These outdated standards of modesty that we tell women to conform to if they want to be seen as “wife material” are the exact same vehicles that drive rape culture.
At Harvard, we’re learning to look at the situation of homelessness in a more constructive way.
Candid discussions about race are criticized as “militant” and off-putting. Explaining our lived realities, frankly and sugarcoat-free, can be polarizing.
It’s far easier to write reviews for books I didn’t like. That can sound vitriolic, but that’s not the intent.
Americans, ever the optimists, promise that every problem has a solution. But as I watched yet another conflict unfold in Jerusalem, I felt my American optimism lose out to logic.
I’ve found that the most meaningful friendships I have are ones in which we care not just about each other, but also about dismantling the oppressive structures that affect one another.
But if you think Harvard is a meritocracy, I have news for you: It is not, and has never been. This notion is a sham—a myth fabricated to make Harvard students feel that everyone has earned their spot here on their own merit.
The insertion of perceived “white discrimination” into Asian American perspectives on college admissions by people who are not Asian American is an attempt to use our struggles against racist national contexts to promote the very structures that have disempowered us.
Having white friends, as a person of color, can be exhausting. It’s much easier to make friends with other people of color who already understand the way the world pushes against you because of the melanin you carry in your skin.