Skip to comments.Some Asians' college strategy: Don't check 'Asian'
Posted on 12/03/2011 12:59:53 PM PST by decimon
Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.
"I didn't want to put 'Asian' down," Olmstead says, "because my mom told me there's discrimination against Asians in the application process."
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That would really screw up their redistributionist dreams.
Racial profiling by the “colleges” and “universities”. Right now, there is a big run on “latino” and “latina” applications. She should check one of those boxes.
Checking off white isn’t a exactly a winning proposition either.
Lanya, screw Harvard. I can’t even imagine anyone with brains want to go there. Harvard and Yale have done more damage to this country than Nazis, Communists, Islamist, the KKK and Barney Frank all combined.
Just like this movie:
Soul Man (1986)
“To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship. “
That’s the box she should check. She could easily get away with it. The “academia” types are too stupid to figure it out.
I always check, or write in, “unknown”.
And if you’re Filipino with a Spanish name (as alot of them have) then you’re in like Flynn.
What a disgrace. If the so called ‘civil rights’ laws arent going to be enforced and interpreted as intended, then they ought to be abolished. Discrimination is discrimination. If they won’t compete, then they don’t belong.
It’s the same situation Jews used to face at Ivy League universities. That’s what made the old City College of New York system so strong. Of course that’s before Libs decided on open enrollment too but many successful post-war business people and entrepreneurs came out of that merit based system. Asians are simply asking to be judged on achievement rather than race and universities are interested in “diversity” at the expense of achievement.
good for them!
Tell them you are a blind, black lesbian paraplegic or something
On all applications and questionnaires - ESPECIALLY government forms, I always check “Native American”. I’ve only been asked about it once to which I replied that I was born in California.
Asian students shouldn’t think of it as unfair discrimination. Instead they should lie on their admission forms, and even go to the point of asking their parents to temporarily Anglicize their names in court. Then they can change them back after graduation.
Because the best revenge is success. Once they have graduated, they will be in a much better position to fight such discrimination in the future.
Three generations ago, Jews faced a similar dilemma. There is a joke about a Jewish man who faced discrimination, so he went to court to legally have his name changed.
“What would you like your new name to be,” asked the judge.
“Fred Smith”, responded the man.
“I see no problem with this, so I grant the name change,” said the judge.
“Thank you, your honor,” replied the man. “But now I would like to change my name to Bob Jones.”
“Why do you want to do that?”, asked the judge.
“So that when people ask me what my name is, and I say Bob Jones, then they will ask me what my name was before I changed it, and I can truthfully say, ‘Fred Smith’.”
That is what I told all of my nieces and nephews. I told them when they interviewed to tell them that they only “passed” as white in the 1930’s but they know that they were just light skinned.
I like to write in “Mutt”.
ESPECIALLY government forms, I always check Native American.
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Likewise...use the ‘dumb look’ and defiantly say “YES, I was born in New York”.
Also for sex just write in YES
dependent on your situation........
I am the ‘smart ass’ that when asked on the phone “Can I tell her who is calling”?
Pregnant pause - they ask again.
“Go ahead, I don’t see why you can’t”.
While looking up my father’s geneology, I discovered one of his grandmother’s was listed on the 1900 census as “Colored”.
In checking through here parents’ backgrounds, I found that her father immigrated from Switzerland along with four of his brothers, and her beautiful blond, green-eyed mother’s background wasn’t mentioned. Oddly, my great-grandmother was never listed on any of the pre-1900 census’ as being one of their children. No one in the family ever spoke of her backgound except to say she was Italian-Swiss.
My great-grandfather, her husband, told my grandfather that they were part Indian, from a tribe in New England.
I have started putting multi-racial on such listings.
Don't leave out my alma mater, Columbia.
Asians. The new Jews.
Success must be punished.
I like it when I ask if so and so is home, they just say yes and sit there, like lumps. Yes, i know they answered just what I asked, but it makes them seem dim.
Asians, with their strong and traditional family backgrounds and well-established work ethics, coupled with their attention to study, tend to do better than a great many others in a college or work setting; therefore, yes, there is discrimination AGAINST them in both college admissions and job hiring/promotion.
Discrimination is most often viewed in the penumbra of affirmatice action - as making room for either the poorly educated or incompetent.
Therefore, it is most often reserved for “others than Asians.”
I always identify myself as black, Native American and Pacific Islander although I am very fair and not particularly exotic looking. When I moved and was signing up for a new library card several years ago, the clerk told me, “You’re the first Pacific Islander we’ve ever had!” She was excited, like we had both won a prize. Why the library needed to know my ethnicity I can’t begin to guess.
I always check “Native American”
I was born here (which is more than Obama can say)
Have you had any success in your Genealogy research?
My problem has been similar ... Virgina (West Virgina) the Census didn’t count Indians or Colored ... my Grandmother was both and I haven’t been able to find anything about her parents ... (her siblings have also passed)
It’s been like hitting a wall.
My next move is to get my grandfathers military records. Then I will know his parents’s names, places and dates of actual births, and can research from there. I do know that his mother was born in Memphis, TN, in 1874; but we know nothing about his father who was from Massachusetts. (I guess you have to be really careful about marrying a Yankee!)