First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Swetha Prabakaran to serve on the inaugural Student Advisory Board of the education campaign Better Make Room, reports The Indian Express. Better Make Room seeks to provide education opportunities for teenagers in the U.S.
The campaign supports Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, with the campaign website … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Seung-Whan Choi, an internal relations professor and U.S. citizen born in Korea, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago for alleged race discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lawsuit states that Choi had filed a complaint in October to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had received … Read more
The concept of the glass ceiling often refers to the limitation of women in leadership roles, but scholars also often talk of a second constraint in the workplace. It has to do with race. The “bamboo ceiling” refers to the limited number of Asian Americans in high-ranking, executive positions in the corporate world. According … Read more
I ran across an episode of Freakonomics on NPR Radio which quoted an interesting study about trust.
Researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted an experiment intended to measure trust. It found that Whites were more likely to cheat Asians than members of their own racial group.
The study is from 2000, … Read more
Two Asian American students have joined Harvard in its effort to defend the schools affirmative action program for underrepresented students.
Both students are from Southern California and are current applicants to Harvard.
“Asian students and other students of color have to … Read more
Teachers and administrators could lose their licenses if an investigation finds they were negligent in handling the case of Emilie Olsen, an adopted Chinese girl who committed suicide.
By Ed Diokno
Six Asian American students from MIT won a student technology competition by designing and building a device that translates the written word into braille – in just 15 hours.
The tight-knit friends, known as Team … Read more