Category Archives: race

Emil Guillermo: ICYMI–Here’s Rupert Jee’s greatest hits. But are we laughing with him or at him? And for good measure, some Foo Fighters to end an era.

Is it sad to see an Asian American man subjected to this?

Or is it just good, clean fun?

Read my other posts on the issue and on Letterman here on the amok blog.

And what the heck.
Here was my favorite part of the final show.
The finale.

Emil Guillermo: David Letterman had his own Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration this week.

Usually it’s some government office kind of event. But he honored his Asian American employees this week.

That’s what you get when you retire during heritage month.

See my tribute to Dave here.

See this clip of Asian American legend Connie Chung “singing” on Letterman in 1988.

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Emil Guillermo: What if we had instant replay for the “games” we play in real life? The example of Kennesaw State.

It started in football. But now in most sports, the replay is the insurance policy against bad judgment.

So why not in life?

I’ve long advocated taking video of anything that might have the hint of sparking some transgression, just to keep all participants smiling for the camera.

But here’s an instance recently at Kennesaw State, a public university outside of Atlanta, where a white administrator clearly has little patience for a black student.

 

She’s on leave while the school investigates.

 
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Emil Guillermo: The Asian American fault-line in California is spreading nationally…and turning into an Asian American civil war.

We saw it with last year’s debate on S-CA 5, the bill that would have restored affirmative action.

A group of Asian Americans were aggressively against affirmative action.

Traditional Asian American civil rights groups were for affirmative action.

The aggressive AAs won.

Check out how this is coming down nationally in my new column here:

It’s an Asian American Civil War.