Monday, May 22, 2006
Waah, says Tam Nguyen. Fewer adjectives than a Felarca piece, but about the same amount of beef.
Institutions like UC need to be able to take race, ethnicity and gender into consideration in order to achieve their mission of educational excellence, since diversity is a crucial element to achieving this goal.
How so? Or, more accurately, how does diversity of race help achieve educational excellence?
Most of the piece is whining about the inequities of the K-12 system. However, Nguyen dismisses the anti-affirmative action folks' argument that the problem should be solved at the K-12 level. Why? Who knows.
Additionally, Asian Americans continue to encounter struggles with a glass ceiling that prevents them from continuing on to graduate or professional schools or entering tenured faculty positions or high level managerial positions.
Damn right! I mean, when's the last time you saw an Asian grad student or professor?
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