Saturday 19th August 2017,

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Harvard Crimson: Asian Americans at Harvard Receive Death Threats

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association Dozens of Asian American students at Harvard have received death threats by way of email, reports the Harvard Crimson (file photo from Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association).

The number of threats received appear to be in the hundreds and the Crimson reports that “many, but not all, of the emails’ intended recipients appear to have Asian surnames.”

The emails made reference to the intended recipients as “slit eyes.” The authors of the emails identified themselves as Stephanie Nguyen, Eduardo Nguyen and Huy Dinh.

The Cambridge Police Department has joined the Harvard University Police Department in the investigation.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association and several other Asian cultural groups have cancelled a planned discussion this week on being Asian American at Harvard out of concern for safety.

You can read reaction from recipients of the emailed threats and an alternative get together of Asian Americans now being planned in the Harvard Crimson.

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3 Comments

  1. Corky Lee says:

    RE: Asian American students at Harvard receive death threats: Shades of USC/UCLA racists rants just last year. And still in Harvard does not have an Asian American studies department. Maybe this will push the effort in that direction.

  2. Tiffany says:

    RE: Asian Americans at Harvard receive death threats: “The authors of the emails identified themselves as Stephanie Nguyen, Eduardo Nguyen and Huy Dinh.”
    The authors are Asian themselves, specifically Vietnamese.
    2 words. Internalized racism.

    1. AsAmNews says:

      RE: Asian Americans at Harvard receive death threats: That's true only if the emailers used their true identities, which I highly doubt.

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