For those of AAPI descent or those who are allies to our community, in the defense of Asian American lives, we should not be permissive of the hate crimes and hate speech that have been condoned by past leaders or enduring cultural biases.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: Immigration and higher education must regain trust of immigrant and international students
We are all rebuilding confidence in the systems that have been bent or have always been broken, and as students, we are seeking to do what we have always been taught: learn a new way.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: A stronger immigrant presence in public offices empowers younger generations
It is only right to have policy dictated by those that have walked in the shoes of their constituents.
No person, place or thing has been able to take away our fighting spirit, and no matter the results, that will not be the case now.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: Assimilation pressures pose undermining expectations for immigrant Americans
While our politicians preach about the inclusivity of the United States, microaggressions toward immigrant Americans run rampant, rendering assimilation a prerequisite to claiming the label “American.”
Putting The “I” In Immigrant: Racial transparency is pertinent in creating substantive inclusion initiatives
Instead of gifting us 30 days of inclusion, allow marginalized populations a seat at the table, a page in the history books and a place to call home that is accepting of our identity and history.
An adjective shouldn’t change the value of essential work and essential people.
During an age of heightened xenophobia, I am devoted to bridging divides and humanizing a vital demographic that may not always be given a name, face or voice.