The recent departure of a Hmong American professor at the University of Minnesota sparked a protest by Asian American students demanding more inclusion, reports KARE TV.
The Students describe Professor Juavah Lee as one of their top advocates in the office of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. The U of M is refusing to comment on the circumstances behind Lee leaving campus.
Members of the student group APIs for Equity and Diversity marched outside a meeting of the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED).
“As a Hmong student I always felt marginalized already,” said Kaochi Pah, a junior at the U of M. “If you aggregate the data, Hmong students aren’t really doing as well as other Asian groups who have been here longer,” said Pah.
You can hear about the University’s response to the protest in the taped report from KARE TV below.