Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Lazy Asians? 

I don't know. How am I supposed to take these ignorant comments in the Daily Bruin, wherein the lack of student activism is blamed on having too many Asian-American students?
"Without generalizing, I would say that Asian Americans have not had a traditional role of activism in the United States," [Berky] Nelson said. "They believe the way to success is through education, so they might study hard at the expense of things others may deem relevant."
I wish it was isolated, but it's not.
The link between the decrease in diversity and the gradual disappearance of visible demonstrations on campus has not gone unnoticed.

According to Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, the vice chancellor for the graduate department, the change in campus demographics has had a permanent impact on campus culture.

"The change does have something to do with the decline in the numbers of some groups � especially African Americans, who were quite often at the forefront of such demonstrations," she said.
I wonder when their mandatory training will begin? Discriminations also sees the blatant stereotypes.