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Timothy Yu
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A Chinese ode, for David "No Women or Chinese" Gilmour.

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My belated response to Jenny An's notorious "I Refuse to Ever Date an Asian Man": racetrolling (h/t +Jeff Yang ), misreading, and Asian American self-sabotage.

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My new blog post on how Jeremy Lin is rewriting the script on Asian American masculinity.

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Today's provocative "diversity bake sale" at UC Berkeley, which charged people of color and women lower prices for baked goods, is a tired stunt from the College Republican playbook (as Slate notes, it's been in use for at least a decade: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/09/26/happy_ninth_anniversary_college_republican_stunt_.html). The Stanford College Republicans held one in 2003, when I was in grad school. Here's the letter I wrote to the Stanford Daily back then in response:

The Stanford College Republicans’ proposed Affirmative Action Bake Sale, reported in “Affirmative action opponents make their point one cookie at a time” (Feb. 20, 2003), would charge white men and Asian Americans $2 for a cookie while charging less to white women and members of other minority groups. The goal is to show that affirmative action is “absurd” and “un-American.” It’s a clever stunt. But I have one suggestion that might improve its accuracy.Before selling the cookies at their proposed prices, the Stanford Republicans should give their customers money with which to buy the cookies: $2 to white men, $1.50 to Asian Americans, $1.25 to black and Latino men, $1 to white women, 80 cents to Latina women, and 50 cents to Native Americans. This wages reflect the relative levels of income among these groups in the United States today, and demonstrates the kinds of continuing inequities that affirmative action is meant to reduce. Perhaps what’s “un-American” is not affirmative action, but a society in which women and minorities still earn far less than white men do.

[Addendum, 2011: I note that the Cal Republicans charged Asian Americans less than whites, even though Asian Americans are not generally targeted for affirmative action in most college admissions. The Stanford Republicans more "correctly" charged whites and Asian Americans the same.]
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