Who’s Taking College Spots From Top Asian Americans? Privileged Whites. – ProPublica

The Trump administration is preparing to investigate whether Asian Americans are treated unfairly as a result of admissions policies intended to boost the chances of other racial minorities. That inquiry should also look at colleges’ other major affirmative action effort — lower admission standards for applicants whose parents are alumni or major donors. by Daniel […]

California Airbnb Host Cancels Woman’s Reservation Due to Her Race, Noting That ‘It’s Why We Have Trump’

Dyne Suh, a 25-year-old law student from Riverside, California, just wanted to enjoy a relaxing Presidents’ Day weekend with her fiancé and a couple of friends in nearby Big Bear Lake. What she was not expecting was for her Airbnb host to abruptly cancel on her because of her race. And yet! According to the […]

The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity – The New York Times

Cover Photo A Broadway opening-night picket of “Miss Saigon” in 1991. Credit Corky Lee The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity The musical — a love story set during the Vietnam War — ignited a fierce debate over the casting of a white actor in a Eurasian role. Now, it’s back on Broadway. […]