Pub'd in the China Daily: Why the Negative Bias Against Chinese Students in America Needs to Stop | Speaking of China

17 Responses

  1. Susan Cao
    Susan Cao February 24, 2017 at 7:27 am | | Reply

    Our University President recently announced his plan to increase international student enrollment as part of our drive to become one of the Top 25 public research-intensive universities by 2030. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/20/washington-state-seeks-to-increase-foreign-student/

    He was very clear that these students (primarily Chinese based on what we have currently enrolled) would be addition to, NOT instead, of any American student applications and still the grief he got in social media was incredible. People ranted about how these students would ‘steal’ positions and financial aid etc. from US students which is absolutely not true. It shows the current levels of hatred of the “other” because they don’t look like me, talk like me, and don’t think like me. I am so ashamed of what my country is becoming while proud of my university for what it wants to attain.

  2. Susan
    Susan February 24, 2017 at 7:32 am | | Reply

    Glad to see that this very important issue is being raised.

  3. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen February 24, 2017 at 7:54 am | | Reply

    Congratulations, Jocelyn.

    Washington State has a large number of Chinese students. After Trump was elected, the state has become worried that Chinese students will be afraid to study here because of Trump’s anti-immigrant bias. Since foreign students pay full tuition, their absence would be a big blow to college budgets.

  4. Ray
    Ray February 24, 2017 at 11:46 am | | Reply

    Very good piece for China Daily, it’s unfortunate but important to raise awareness about discrimination.

    Have you heard about this new study on immigrant names and hiring when it comes to the job market:

    http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/02/23/516823230/asian-last-names-lead-to-fewer-job-interviews-still

  5. David
    David February 24, 2017 at 10:41 pm | | Reply

    Who is paying for the education of American students…not American citizens..

    http://www.nber.org/papers/w22981

    May be the Chinese….

    https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Research/Facilities/Labs/wang_hall.html

    Who is paying the US budget…perhaps the Chinese? Steve Bannon wants his country back..perhaps we can give it back after they pay back the debt with the interest rates!

  6. SBC
    SBC February 25, 2017 at 2:34 am | | Reply

    Thank you for writing this Jocelyn. This is sadly a very big issue and not just in the United States. People hate the other and often times the larger more visible other groups become target of this hatred. Have you heard about chinese students being asked to show their phones and social media to border security when they enter the country? I have heard a few such instances through heresay but western media hasn’t covered it yet. It doesn’t help that chinese nationals abroad or really any east or south asian immigrants abroad are not very vocal and fear speaking up due to their cultural upbringing. A lot of this stuff goes unreported. Very sad times.

  7. David
    David February 25, 2017 at 2:48 am | | Reply

    But, who is actually keeping the US universities solvent, and giving opportunities to US students to attend college?

    http://www.nber.org/papers/w22981

  8. IC
    IC February 25, 2017 at 3:47 am | | Reply

    If people can get away with bad behavior, they will continue.

    If people get punished for good behavior, they will stop.

    Morality is useless for any behavior modification. Reward and punishment are the only incentive. Grow up! Folks.

    If you want bad behavior stop, justice is only option.

  9. IC
    IC February 25, 2017 at 6:22 am | | Reply

    RISING STAR
    Agents of SHIELD’s Chloe Bennet: Why I Stopped Using My Chinese Last Name

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/05/agents-of-shield-s-chloe-bennet-why-movies-and-marvel-need-to-diversify.html

  10. IC
    IC February 25, 2017 at 6:23 am | | Reply

    Her dad is Chinese.

  11. Svetlana
    Svetlana February 25, 2017 at 6:45 am | | Reply

    I am starting to be tempted to change my son’s last name to mine.

  12. David
    David February 25, 2017 at 8:03 am | | Reply

    Does not inspire confidence in the United States…

    http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/olathe-kansas-shooting-indian-middle-eastern

    And not one peep from Trump.

  13. David Fieldman
    David Fieldman March 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm | | Reply

    @ David, you meant, “not one Tweet from Trump”:)

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