Addressing another inequity in higher education
From Inside Higher Ed: “What I’d like to do here is ask what campuses can do to better serve the fastest growing segment of the undergraduate population: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from low-income and refugee and immigrant backgrounds. There’s a mistaken tendency to assume that Asian Americans are doing fine, and do not need any special attention. After all, Asian Americans are the most highly educated segment of the population and by some measures have the highest household income. … But statistics like these are, as we all know, frequently misused. Asian Americans’ academic success is often used as a wedge issue in politics. It also raises the specter of despicable pseudoscientific claims of innate genetic or cultural superiority.”
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