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Migration Policy Institute Releases Fact Sheets to Help Address Integration Needs of U.S. Immigrant Families
The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) has published U.S. and state fact sheets to help efforts to more equitably address the integration needs of U.S. immigrant families through the early childhood, K-12, post-secondary, adult education and health and social services systems. The fact sheets – for 31 states – provide […]
April 21, 2021
A Primer on Asian Americans
Asian Americans fight against “the perpetual foreigner syndrome.” That is the sentiment that no matter how much they try to be American — or in fact have always been American — they must be secretly loyal to another nation.
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus Is Not a “Chinese Virus”
All anybody can talk about, even think about, is corona virus, COVID 19, the novel disease that has overwhelmed the world and brought human interaction to a hard stop. Calling it “the Chinese virus” only worsens the situation. Regardless of whether it is deemed “racist,” the persistent use of the term even after protests, is problematic. It only harms our efforts to control the spread of illness by adding animosity to the air.
March 25, 2020
Maryland Legislature Reverses Governor’s Veto of the Dream Act Expansion
Maryland’s Democratic-majority legislature reversed five of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the expansion of the state’s Dream Act – which has offered in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants since 2012 reported The Washington Post. The expansion of Maryland’s Dream Act removes a restriction that required undocumented students to attend two-year community colleges before enrolling in […]
January 31, 2020
2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Que-Lam Huynh
Studying issues of ethnic minority identity and marginalization comes naturally to Dr. Que-Lam Huynh, associate professor in the department of psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She remembers what it felt like to be an 11-year-old refugee from Vietnam thrust into a new life.
January 29, 2020
English-Learning Program at UVA Helps International Students, Faculty Gain Confidence
The VISAS program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, scholars, faculty, staff, employees and family members of the University of Virginia community who want to practice their language literacy or adjust to teaching in the United States through demonstrations, discussions and during office hours.
September 24, 2019
Diversity, Thy Name is…Canada? And R.I.P. Adversity Scores—Was it Such a Bad Idea?
The SAT folks took the easy way out on the so called “Adversity Score” proposal. After announcing the plan to come up with a simple tool to help evaluate admissions candidates, the College Board caved to criticism and dropped the idea.
September 6, 2019
‘We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us:’ The Importance Of Ethnic Studies
I once heard a story about a man that needed to go North from Mexico to the United States in the 1940s. At the time, Guerrero, Mexico was depleted of resources and there were no jobs for the people. It spread throughout the city that there was work in the United States through a temporary workers program. The man knew this was his chance to go North so he went to where all the laborers were gathering to leave.
July 16, 2019
Asian American Pacific Islander
Fitting In Doesn’t Fix Discrimination
I have been studying the internment of Japanese Americans ever since I have been a professor. Yet I have had the most important insight, personally as an Asian American albeit not Japanese originally, only recently. To explain why the mass incarceration during World War II of 120,000 individuals on the basis of heritage, two-thirds of them native-born citizens of this nation, was wrong requires pointing out that the people who are most offended about the violation of civil rights are those who subscribe in the ideals of the United States.
June 27, 2019
CUNY Citizenship Now!, School of Law Partner to Help NY Green Card Holders Toward U.S. Citizenship
City University of New York (CUNY) Citizenship Now! and the CUNY School of Law have announced a new partnership that will support immigrants in New York and will kick off the partnership with a free clinic for green card holders on April 13. The event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at […]
April 4, 2019
Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez : Shaped by the Power of Education
Whether it is cheering on the Wolverines at sporting events, engaging with faculty during “Talk with Tuminez” broadcasts or recently updating a maternal leave policy to make Utah Valley University (UVU) more inclusive for women employees, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez is redefining what it means to include, engage and achieve as the university’s seventh – and first woman – president.
March 22, 2019
CUNY School of Medicine Aims to Impact Health Care Disparities
The two-year-old City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine is the rare medical school with a student body that approaches the demographic diversity of the communities it seeks to serve.
February 19, 2019
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