A highlight from Ep 418 | An Inconvenience to Intersectionality: Asian-American Success | Guest: Kenny Xu
Hey guys welcome to relatable. Today i am talking to author. Kinney's shoe he wrote a book called an inconvenient minority. He is an asian american and he talks about the success of asian americans and unfortunately how they are being. Institutionally discriminated against. Especially when it comes to college. Admissions i mean. His argument is basically that in the woke. Narrative of intersection analogy This idea that white supremacy reigns supreme in the united states. Asian americans are in inconvenient wedge. In that argument considering they have higher test scores they have higher graduation rates. They have higher median incomes. The white americans They also have higher family together. Togetherness rates and lower rates of crime and teen delinquency and so if it is true that white supremacy rain in the united states. It is very hard to account for. Why asian americans in even asian immigrants people who are not born here but become americans in their lifetimes actually end up across a variety of categories being on average more successful than white americans. And so we talk about that and some of the struggles that asian americans are facing because of an assault against meritocracy especially when it comes to academia so super interesting conversation. That i'm excited for you guys to listen to you without further ado. Here is kimmy jew kenny. Thank you so much for joining us. Can you tell everyone who may not know who you are and what you do. Sure on kennedy shoe on the author of the upcoming book in inconvenient minority My book talks about the ivy league emissions cases. That are going on If some of you aren't familiar. There's a group of asian americans who are suing harvard university and actually various other ivy league universities for discriminating against them and near the evidence is pretty clear. Cut that harvard uses a racial preferences. Some that actually negatively affects asian americans. And the reason why they're doing it is because they want to. They want to have preferences towards other minority groups so it brings up a really interesting issue about the diversity and the race ideology going today. And can you talk a little bit about what that process is at harvard. In some of the proof that you guys have earned that. This group is uncovered when it comes to the emissions process. Yes this is a really interesting question.