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Harvard Admits That White College Applicants Had ‘Stronger’ Recommendations Than Asian Americans

Asian American applicants are supposedly failing to get into Harvard University partly because of weaker recommendations suggested by a school official. 

On the second day of trial of the high-profile lawsuit alleging that the university discriminates on the basis of race, Harvard’s Dean of Admissions, William Fitzsimmons testified that White applicants had “somewhat stronger” recommendations than their Asian American counterparts.

Poor Asian-American Girls End Up Richer Than Poor Asian-American Boys, Study Says

Researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau recently published an extensive study comparing income inequality between genders and races in the United States.

Anonymous earnings and demographic data gathered from 20 million children in America revealed how incomes varied in their adulthood — virtually every American in their 30s — based on their demographic, reports The New York Times.

Dear Fellow Caucasians, Let’s Stop Using The Term ‘Colorblind’

Last week’s controversy surrounding Hellboy’s executive producer Christa Campbell wasn’t so much of an eye-opener as it was a reminder that, despite the onslaught of articles, op-eds, and tweets we read daily surrounding race, the willingness to ignore the conversation permeates every level of society and influence.

“Stop projecting your own sh*t onto us. We are all one. We don’t see colors or race,” said Campbell in a now deleted tweet, defending the casting decision of Ed Skrein, a non-Asian actor, to play Japanese-American Ben Daimio.

Asian Brands Need To Do Better: Stop Using White Models

Editor’s Note: Eliza Romero is a Baltimore-based, Filipino-American fashion photographer and style blogger behind the website Aesthetic Distance, a blog critical of pop culture. The views expressed in this piece are solely her own.

The very first time I remember feeling disgust for an Asian brand was when Miranda Kerr was chosen as the cover model for Vogue Japan‘s 15th Anniversary issue. There is just no way that a country like Japan, with its own prosperous fashion and modeling industry, couldn’t find a single Japanese model to grace its cover. After that, I kept noticing it everywhere. Kanebo Cosmetics, another Japanese brand, uses white models constantly in their ad campaigns. Same with Shiseido Cosmetics, who famously hired Angelina Jolie to be their official spokesmodel in their Japan-only ad campaign from 2007 to 2009. If you take a look at the e-commerce site for Lazada, a Philippine clothing brand, every single male model is either a white-passing mestizo or a white guy. A few months ago, Vogue India chose Kendall Jenner as their cover model for their 10th Anniversary issue.

Asian Americans Now the Most Likely to Marry Outside of Race, Study Finds

Asian Americans have been known to have some of the highest “intermarriage” rates in the United States. Now, new research conducted on Asian American newlyweds has found that a significant number of them came from those with some college education, AsAmNews reports.

The study, released by the Pew Research Center on Thursday, revealed that about 29% of recent Asian marriages in 2015 were interracial, compared to 27% among recently married Hispanics.

These Three Photos Are Going Viral For Flipping the Script on White People

A series of photos published in the May 2017 issue of “O, the Oprah Magazine” is tackling race in a unique way and sparking some heated discussions online.

In the now viral images featured in the photo essay titled “Let’s Talk About Race”, American photographer Chris Buck illustrated the importance of representation by reversing stereotypical roles held by women of color to those of White women, Mic reports.

Why ‘I Don’t Date Asian Guys’ Is Problematic (Especially When Asian Women Say It)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve heard about Lily May Mac’s scandalous tweets that have landed her some seriously negative publicity. As the days go by, more and more tweets are uncovered, such as her disdain for Asian men, her likening Black people to animals, and even appearing to support White power. Even her mother has made some questionable comments in an attempt to protect her daughter from the backlash she’s received.

But while we can easily understand that making racist comments about naming her “Black baby boi” dog (preferring names like “Africa” and “Ebola”) and supporting White power are bad, some netizens are having difficulty understanding why her comments regarding Asian men are negative, even inadvertently coming to her defense and reasoning that it’s “just her preference”.