Quote from: anrya on June 15, 2006, 01:12:48 PMI believe it's reverse AA for Asians (especially in CA.) Sucks! Are you serious? Well I understand in Cali, but everywhere else too?
I believe it's reverse AA for Asians (especially in CA.) Sucks!
I have also heard their is reverse AA for asians in some top schools as well because they already have a high percentage. i'm not sure how true this is I only read an article about it, but of course the schools will not amdit this so there's no proof.
In a strictly application-oriented way, Smiley brings up a good point about the complexity of Pan-Asian (or even specifically Chinese, specifically Korean, etc.) identity. As I'm writing my "Diversity Statement" (what a horrible term) and thinking about my experiences with identity and going from California to a less Asian-populated area, I find that I have plenty to talk about that makes me unique or provides me with an unusual perspective to share with the campus. At the end of the day, in theory at least, that's what the whole URM thing is about anyway, no?Also, (and I already posted about this in the "are Asians really considered minorities" or whatever topic) there are plenty of examples of discrimination and poor treatment of Asians even still. There may be a lot of us and we may have assimilated fairly well, but we still don't look like Barbie and Ken. You can check out my post in the other thread and read the anecdotes from the NPR story, but for people who haven't been around many Asians, working with them in a collegial environment is still (apparently) somehow difficult.