WBUR | Debunking Myths about the Asian American Academic Experience

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Associate Professor Julie J. Park  joined WBUR's On Point for a conversation about the diversity of  Asian Americans' experiences with higher education.

"I think there are a lot of things about Asian Americans that aren't talked about. Of course, the Harvard case dominated the headlines. But it was rarely mentioned that well over 40% of Asian American undergraduates, they attend, not the Ivy League, they attend community colleges," explains Park.

She added, "Ethnicity .... in a limited fashion did open the door for Asian Americans of different ethnicities, including, Hmong, Cambodian, Vietnamese Americans. But also within East Asian Americans as well. ...Race conscious admissions policies were a critical tool in expanding opportunity across the spectrum for Asian Americans from different communities."

Listen to full interview.