Writer

Bernadette N. Lim

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The Difficulties of Holiday Dinner

For many who have been directly affected by recent events, going home can be a disembodying change of culture and environment. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s placemats help students navigate these difficult conversations.

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Support Minority Students: Diversify Counseling and Mental Health Services

We call on the Harvard administration to dedicate more funds to the development and refinement of mental health services for marginalized students.

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Supporting Affirmative Action as Asian Americans

For all the charges of racism that one could level at Harvard, an oversimplified call to eliminate the use of race in admissions should not be one of them.

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$1,000 Pills and the Future of Global Medicine

If health intervention and action is dependent on merely one discipline or field of study, the fruits of social justice and health equity can never be fully realized.

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The Naked Truth: Black Lives Matter

In our stern voices, we chanted: “Black lives matter! Black lives matter! Black lives matter!” Confused, boisterous, and starkly naked, they replied: “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

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The Politics of Medical Philanthropy

Medical philanthropy is very much a political and racial issue.

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Why I Can’t Be an Investigative Journalist

If I choose to pursue journalism, I will meet more structural and societal barriers

Columns

The #Hashtag Revolution

I worry that the hashtag is becoming not only the preferred form of social protest, but the only form of social activism and social justice of our generation.

Harvard Not Fair
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Harvard Not Fair

A stock Asian American image used by the Harvard Not Fair campaign

Harvard Not Fair
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Left Unheard in the Debate

Many today feel uneasy when talking about Asian-Americans and affirmative action—and understandably so. Asian-American students in today’s education system share that anxiety.

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I Am Not a Model Minority

The model minority myth has done nothing but strip me of my humanity.

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"Tales of an Oreo and a Twinkie"

Last year, I was one of the lucky freshmen who quickly met her best friend on move-in day. It had almost seemed like our identical personalities had led two lives in different bodies that grew up on opposite coasts