Race Consideration In University Admissions: Facts And Myths

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Asia Society Texas Center says
In Collaboration with Asian Pacific American Heritage Association

Each year potential university students submerge themselves in the muddy waters of the application process and university admissions counselors are flooded with applicants. How universities decide who is admitted and who is thrown back to the sea has been the subject of numerous articles and debates. In particular, questions about racial and ethnic bias have dominated recent discourse and made their way again to the courts. To provide clarity, we invite you to a panel discussion with Wall Street journalist Jeff Yang and author Vijay Chokal-Ingam on the admissions process and considerations of race and ethnicity. Fox 26 reporter Angela Chen will moderate the program


About the Speakers


Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam, CFA, MBA is a college and graduate school admissions consultant for Interview SOS in Los Angeles. He is currently writing a book, Almost Black: The True Story of An Indian American Who Got into Medical School Pretending to Be An African American, detailing his experiences with affirmative action. Vijay is a graduate of UCLA Anderson, a business school that does not practice affirmative action in admissions.


Jeff Yang is a New York-based writer for the Wall Street Journal. He currently writes the Tao Jones column, which covers the arts, diversity, entertainment, and social media. His previous work included CEO of Factor, Inc., a marketing agency targeting the Asian American population, and publisher of A Magazine, which was the largest circulated English-language Asian American magazine. Wang is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and has served on the advisory boards of the Asian American Justice Center and the China Institute of America. His son, Hudson, currently stars on the ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, which is the first primetime show featuring an Asian American family in over two decades. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University and has authored several books, including Eastern Standard time: A Guide to Asian American Influence in American Culture, from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism.

About the Moderator

Angela Chen is a news reporter at KRIV FOX 26 in Houston. A native of Los Angeles, Chen began her career as a news writer and associate producer at KUSI-TV in San Diego. She later moved to New York to continue her studies and worked for NY1 News, where her top stories included the destructio
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By: Asia Society Texas Center

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