"I’m giving a presentation tomorrow on the experience of African American males growing up in America."
"What’s the thesis?"
"Hundreds of interviews have been conducted, and we’ve found that not only do most African American males fail to acknowledge institutional racism, they mainly tend to blame themselves for their failures. They say things like they didn’t work hard enough, or made too many mistakes. They don’t understand that they weren’t afforded the same opportunities."
Here’s Hari Kondabolu on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell in a segment he refers to in his recent interview on Fresh Air.
Kondabolu comments on the National Spelling Bee, or as he likes to call it, “the Indian Super Bowl.”
At a Washington, DC launch event yesterday, APIASF, in collaboration with the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) released the newest report from the Partnership for Equity in Education through Research (PEER) project. The report, Measuring the Impact of MSI-Funded Programs on Student Success: Findings from the Evaluation of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, evaluates the effectiveness of minority serving institution (MSI) grant-funded student programs at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), one of the newest MSI designations. This report is the second in a series of three publications on the findings from CARE’s research on AANAPISIs.
The report, which focuses on the quantifiable experiences of college students in order to justify targeted AAPI student programs, is an important part of APIASF’s dedication to building a clearinghouse of higher education research on AAPI students and continuing to increase awareness of AAPI education issues and challenges.
To watch a video of the event, click here.
What’s missing from this picture, taken on the occasion of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad?
Chinese American workers.
This year, for the National Parks Service’s annual re-staging of the photo, Corky Lee is trying to convene 145 Asian Americans to re-insert the memory of the thousands of workers who labored, and often gave their lives, to complete the railroad. If you can make it out to Salt Lake City May 10, you can join in. - CM