Opinion

College admissions should be about fulfilling institutions’ missions—affirmative action can help them do it.” Brown Center Chalkboard, Brookings Institution (October 20, 2022).

Affirmative action bans make selective colleges less diverse—a national ban will do the same.”
The Conversation (October 6, 2022).

Are Asian Americans victims of racism or beneficiaries of whiteness? It’s complex.” 
The Boston Globe (September 15, 2022).

Why it’s time to discard old stereotypes about Asian American parents and education.”
Hechinger Report. (July 14, 2022).

Race at the Top: white and Asian Americans and the push for equity in education.” Q&A, The Guardian (June 4, 2022).

College Admission Pressures Lead to Ethnic Tensions in Affluent Suburbs.” Teen Vogue (May 18, 2022).

Why race-based affirmative action is still needed in college admissions.Washington Post (January 2022).Screen Shot 2022-03-21 at 11.32.05 PM

Elite public schools won’t become more diverse just by ditching exams.Washington Post (March 2021).

At exam schools, getting in the door is not enough.Boston Globe (October 2020).

The Easiest Reform for College Admissions.” The Atlantic (January 2020).

A letter to the class of 2023.New York Daily News (March 2019).

How the college admissions scandal busts racist stereotypes about who gets into elite schools.Vox (March 2019).

Why Elite colleges should use a lottery to admit students.The Conversation (January 2019).Screen Shot 2022-03-21 at 11.31.44 PM

The False Narrative Driving the Harvard Affirmative Action Case.PBS New Hour (November 2018).

How Elite Schools Stay So White.The New York Times (July 2018).

You’re not going to get accepted into a top university on merit alone.” The Conversation (December 2017).

Racist Spires.” London Review of Books Blog (November 2017).

How conservative activists are using Asian Americans to argue against affirmative action.PBS News Hour (October 2017).Screen Shot 2022-03-22 at 7.11.04 PM

Centering on ‘diversity’ ignores the real focus of affirmative action.” Boston Globe (August 2017).

This summer, let’s plan some difficult campus conversations about race.Hechinger Report (June 2017).

Inherent Flaws. Inside Higher Ed (May 2017).

Multiculturalism: Rebuttal.The Muslim Debate (May 2017).

College Admissions: The Myth of Meritocracy.” Christian Science Monitor Equal Ed (March 2017).

Why Betsy DeVos’ vision of education does little to ensure equity.” Hechinger Report (February 2017).Screen Shot 2022-03-22 at 5.31.43 PM

Who is Affirmative Action For?Boston Globe Op-Ed (June 2016).

Who gets Admitted to College?Los Angeles Times Op-Ed (July 2013).

London’s Riots and the Politics of Race.University of California Press Blog (August 2011).

Two Schools, Worlds Apart: Lessons from London on How Small Schools Help Foster Racial Integration.”  Education Week (April 2006).

In a Teenage Waistland, Fitting In.The Washington Post, p.B1 (July 2005).

Blog, Diversity and Inequality in Education (discontinued).