Elite College Degree Won't Shelter Asian Americans from Discrimination

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Apr 4, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 16:05 mins

Guest: Jennifer Lee, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, author of "The Asian American Achievemenet Paradox" Harvard set a record for itself in college admissions this year – a record low. Fewer than five percent of applicants for the incoming freshman class got accepted. Diversity among the incoming class increased, though, which is encouraging to members of minority groups. But such low acceptance rates at the nation’s most elite colleges makes for a lot of disappointed high school seniors around the country. For one group in particular – Asian American students – the sting of rejection may be particularly intense. ONLINE BONUS: Jennifer Lee

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Guest: E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Professor of Journalism, Morgan State University, Columnist, The Baltimore Sun Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. On Thursday afternoon, we’ll dive deeply into the Civil Rights leader’s legacy with the author of a King biography that won the Pulitzer Prize.  Right now, let’s get the perspective of another Pulitzer Prize winner – columnist E.R. Shipp – on how media coverage of race issues has evolved in the 50 years since King’s assassination and the release of something called the Kerner Report two months previously. Shipp was the first black woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. As a columnist for the New York Daily News, the Pulitzer committee commended her for “penetrating columns on race, welfare and other social issues."