I'mma get my ass blacklisted from here if I keep forgetting to include links :P
Welcome to the club of suburban kids telling you that you aren't *insert race/ethnicity here* enough because they get most of their exposure through pop culture and media
I said that I look like the Korean thug that murders people in movies they aren’t old enough to watch yet.Welcome to the club of suburban kids telling you that you aren't *insert race/ethnicity here* enough because they get most of their exposure through pop culture and media
Should've said "how does one be more korean" and see if they can give you an answer without stereotyping
Goddamn that's messed up, but since they're kids there's still time to unlearn that shit.
Oh weird, my right eye was like that yesterday concurrently with a nasty regular cold I caught on the weekend. It was watering up all the damn time and it'd feel like burning like I was sleep deprived. I had to bring a face towel to work to wipe it with and get some relief from the burning every few minutes. My left eye also got it but not to the same extent.
I don't like it. Why bother with standardized testing if you're just going to skew the results with a nebulous, subjective factor?https://www.resetera.com/threads/sat-to-give-students-‘adversity-score’-to-capture-social-and-economic-background.117285/
I actually think it's a good idea. I do think it will hurt Asian Americans, and I want transparency in the scores, but if they do it... I'm all for it.
Would be nice if there was a way to verify address / schools, though.
It doesn't help that Mainlanders were pushing against this. I think they lost the census fight at least.Asian-America, the diaspora, is not in the best place. People can’t seem to get past that Asian-America is more than just China, Japan, Korea and maybe India. The newer immigrant groups are struggling in this country economically and academically. The high school graduation rates for some Southeast Asian immigrant groups is profoundly low.
I think because standardized testing is unfair in that it rewards (in relation to intelligence):
PREACHHHHHHHHHHHHH.I’m not a fan. However, I’m less of a fan of how white and Asian conservatives have hijacked the issue of affirmative action as a racist policy.
Asian-America, the diaspora, is not in the best place. People can’t seem to get past that Asian-America is more than just China, Japan, Korea and maybe India. The newer immigrant groups are struggling in this country economically and academically. The high school graduation rates for some Southeast Asian immigrant groups is profoundly low.
It is weird and nebulous. I want there to be a better option.
But my “Fuck you” instinct towards white conservatives that use Asian-Americans as a wedge against other people of color, and well off immigrant groups who don’t give a fuck about the diaspora or Asian-America as a whole, is much, much stronger.
My point was that adding a broken feature on top of a broken system isn't going to fix the system.I think because standardized testing is unfair in that it rewards (in relation to intelligence):
1. A large amount of mediocre rich people
2. A decent chunk of honestly probably slightly above average upper middle class people
3. A small percentage of extremely intelligent poor people
Though yeah, I think the lack of transparency makes most of us Asian Americans go... uh, this is "holistic review" all over again, aka yellow fear.
That's exactly what it is because the western way is the only correct way.*
Japan being worse than the Mongols and the West? I just don't see it. I know I'm mixing scales between, Mongols, Japan, and an umbrella for Western colonialism, but how different are Pax Britannia and Pax Americana anyways, right?
Feds don't have an insurance carrier that pays for IVF in CA? Or is it a Cali thing? In MA, insurance HAS to cover it and pays a portion or all of it depending on your plan/deductible.So, the IRS offered me a position in Oakland, where I'd only be five miles from meph , but... I had to turn it down.
I'm a little bitter y'all, but I guess this is life. Really, really bitter actually, because if it wasn't for us needing to pay for IVF I would have taken the job.
Feds removed all IVF coverage from their plans in 2017. gg me.
Damn, that's rough. Weird unexpected medical shits been hampering my ability to move too. How long are you staying down here?Feds removed all IVF coverage from their plans in 2017. gg me.
Some states have IVF coverage mandates, but fed gov employers are exempt from these mandates.
I have SOME IVF coverage now, but I won't have any (as far as I can tell from my research) beginning June 24, which is the estimated start date. So, I'm going to see if one of the clinics here that I like can fit me in for the first part of IVF before June 16th.
I'm still joining the IRS, but not in the Oakland location, but rather a location here where I can live with my parents and save money for IVF.
Going to be awkward giving my two weeks and then also not being here for a couple days.
When Joseph and Mary Tape, a prosperous middle-class Chinese-American couple, tried to enroll their eldest daughter, Mamie, at the all-white Spring Valley Primary School in September 1884, Principal Jennie Hurley refused to admit her, citing the existing school-board policy against admitting Chinese children.
At the time, anti-Chinese sentiment ran high in California, as many white Americans blamed Chinese immigrants for taking their jobs during tough economic times. Due to their appearance, customs and religious beliefs, people of Chinese background were assumed at the time to be incapable of assimilating to mainstream American culture.
In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which banned Chinese immigration for a period of 10 years and prevented all Chinese from becoming naturalized citizens.
In San Francisco, Chinese children (even American-born) had long been denied access to public schools. Despite a law passed by the California state legislature in 1880 that entitled all children in the state to public education, social custom and local school-board policy still kept Chinese youngsters from attending the city’s white schools.
Barring Mamie Tape from Spring Valley not only violated the 1880 California school law, Gibson argued—it also violated Mamie’s right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Tape v. Hurley first went to Superior Court, which agreed with Gibson’s interpretation of the constitution, and went further to say that “it would be unjust to levy a forced taxupon Chinese residents to help maintain our schools, and yet prohibit their children born here from education in those schools.” The case advanced to the California State Supreme Court, which in March 1885 affirmed the Superior Court decision and ruled that state law required public education to be open to “all children.”
But as the court had said nothing to threaten the prevailing “separate but equal” doctrine that justified segregation, the San Francisco school board successfully pushed for the quick passage of a new state law authorizing separate schools for “children of Chinese and Mongolian descent.”
So, I know I definitely didn't know about this until just now.In the years to come, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Plessy v. Fergusonformally established the constitutionality of the separate-but-equal doctrine, and two separate cases—Wong Him v. Callahan (1902) and Gong Lum v. Rice(1927)—specifically upheld states’ rights to segregate Chinese Americans in public schools. In the latter case, which involved another highly Americanized Chinese family in Mississippi, the Court set a powerful precedent that made it even more difficult for civil-rights lawyers to combat segregation.
Yeah, but also unsurprising. I actually appreciate that he replied at all to bump the thread, at least, since ERA doesn't exactly light up threads about Asian-American issues.