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Emil Guillermo
Emil Guillermo is a print and broadcast journalist, commentator and humorist. His column, "Emil Amok," appeared for more than 14 years in AsianWeek at one time, and now appears on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund site.  As a former host of NPR's "All Things Considered" he was the first Asian American male, and first Filipino American, to host a regularly scheduled national news broadcast. He is the author of Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective -- a compilation of essays originally published in Asian Week—that won an American Book Award in 2000. Emil Guillermo writes on issues of race, culture and politics for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (www.aaldef.org/blog)

Affirmative action for elite debtors: Why are we forgiving loans for people who can afford to pay?

by | August 24, 2015
If you think you have heard it all about the student loan crisis, then I bet you think the main [...] Read more

By Julian Bond’s Example, We all Need to do So Much More

by | August 17, 2015
It was 1:03 a.m., California time, early Sunday morning. That’s when my cell phone alerted me [...] Read more

GOP Still Needs Lesson in Diversity

by | August 10, 2015
GOP debate reveals party hasn’t learned its diversity lesson [...] Read more

Making Schools Accountable for Bad Loans May Pay Off

by | August 2, 2015
A bipartisan push to make schools share in the debt burden may help financial aid problems. [...] Read more

With Africa Tour, Obama Establishes Himself as the “Diversity” President

by | July 26, 2015
And you thought President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” at the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s w [...] Read more

Transcripts of Cosby’s 2006 Deposition? Check Out His Words from 2004

by | July 19, 2015
Criticism of Black parents set up Dr. Cosby’s hypocrisy. [...] Read more

The U.S. Women’s National Team’s Ticker-tape Parade Was Not for its Diversity

by | July 13, 2015
Sydney Leroux, Christen Press, Amy Rodriguez, all of diverse ethnic heritage, are members of th [...] Read more

University of California’s Fall 2015 Freshman Numbers Sound an Alarm

by | July 5, 2015
Has an exodus of Blacks from the state impacted higher education? [...] Read more

Same-Sex Fight Not Over

by | June 29, 2015
Obama’s polarizing Friday shows the fight for same-sex equality still isn’t over. [...] Read more

Go to College? LeBron Didn’t, But Everyone Else Should

by | June 14, 2015
On choosing the “fellowship of educated men and women” before prematurely choosing the “A [...] Read more

‘San Andreas’ Movie Stereotypes Academics

by | June 8, 2015
Are all professors doomed to not kiss the girl and look like Paul Giamatti? [...] Read more

South Asian American Champs Spell for College, But Are Still in D-E-B-T

by | May 31, 2015
The trouble with the National Spelling Bee; My solutions [...] Read more

Did Columbia University President Snub ‘Mattress Girl’?

by | May 25, 2015
No handshake on class day for rape victim/activist, and there’s video. [...] Read more

Instant replay: Are White Employees Scared of Students of Color at Kennesaw State?

by | May 18, 2015
Thanks to cop shootings, cell phones can capture all transgressions. [...] Read more

Young Men of Color Matter Before They’re Victims

by | May 10, 2015
President’s comforting words arrive too late for some. [...] Read more