White House Task Force Reaches Out to Asian Bloggers
[Editor's Note: I was really surprised when JadeLuckClub announced that the White House Initiative on AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) had invited Asian American bloggers to a conference call to discuss how to better serve this community.
But then again, maybe it should be a surprise. Asians were the fastest growing racial group in America over the past decade: 43% increase according to the 2010 Census.
I'm encouraged that the Obama administration is taking the concerns of ethnic populations seriously-- and recognizing the power of the blogosphere. --Grace]
I was able to ask about my burning issue: reverse discrimination of Asian American students when applying to top private colleges. My issues are three fold:
1) race quotas from Affirmative Action used to benefit Asian Americans but now due to the high quantity of highly qualified applicants, it works against us. There are “ceilings” on AAPIs which result in issue
2) the Asian Americans who need Affirmative Action the least, benefit the most, leaving our weakest Asian constituents unable to get in (refugees, new immigrants, those living near poverty line, etc.), and also issue
3) which is this artificial high barrier to entry for top colleges causes undue pressure on our Asian American families and children which is a big factor in mental health disease, particularly suicide in young Asian girls as well as college students.