Behind ISU's Blatant Violations of Professional Standards Are Shadows of Discrimination Against Jun Yu | Speaking of China

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  1. Blacklifematters
    Blacklifematters May 24, 2016 at 12:54 am | | Reply

    Ambiguous evidences are always hard to be taken seriously. Too much reasonable doubt to be certain one way or another.

  2. hopelessmisanthrope
    hopelessmisanthrope May 24, 2016 at 1:14 am | | Reply

    Psychologists violate the APA’s “ethics” code all the time. The APA was complicit in helping the CIA with their torture programs, literally designing ways to torture people who had never been convicted of a crime.

  3. Jon
    Jon May 24, 2016 at 1:37 am | | Reply


  4. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen May 24, 2016 at 2:17 am | | Reply

    “unable to grasp the communication nuances.”

    As we’re all aware, there are many nuances in all languages, even between different cultural groups in the same country and language group. In many cities in the United States, a psychologist would do well to understand the communication nuances of a wide variety of immigrants and minorities. A psychologist from middle America may be sorely lacking in his communication skills when taken out of his immediate environment. It seems that John Landers was very narrow in what he expected. He wanted a student whose background and communication style was exactly like his.

    One example of a nuance I hadn’t been aware of until the translator of my novel pointed it out: He said that in China, a shrug of the shoulders didn’t mean what I meant it to mean in my novel, so he changed it to something different.

    1. Autumn
      Autumn May 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

      Wait. What does a shrug mean? Don’t leave me hanging!

  5. Ryan
    Ryan May 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm | | Reply

    I can’t remember if we’d ever discussed this, but why ISU in the first place? Idaho isn’t exactly a bastion of progressive thought, and I would think there would have been much better educational options just about anywhere else.

    Perhaps a little insight as to what led Jun to Idaho in the first place would establish some foundation for us all. Thanks!

  6. TLAG
    TLAG May 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm | | Reply

    So, what have you and Jun did so far to fight againt this ISU decision?

  7. TLAG
    TLAG May 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm | | Reply

    Ok, I have read the other article! I know what you are up to now! So, how do people donate if they are in China?

  8. IC
    IC May 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm | | Reply

    As CEO of small corporation in USA, I will tell a recent hiring that reflects deep rooted prejudice against minority and women in American society.

    During board discussion of application candidates, half the members openly expressed their preference for male applicants. I only favor the most capable applicant regardless of gender/ethnic background. I am not very politically corrected person. But I believed the productivity is more important than anything else in the business success. After voting, all minority candidates (including Asians) were eliminated. Only white candidates were accepted for further evaluation and interview.

    After several rounds of elimination, only three candidates (one male and two females) were left for the final vote. The male applicant was inferior to both females applicants in term of professional ability (based on school record, professional test scores, and problem solving ability during interview). During board meeting, several members still favored the male candidate over females. I was able to persuade most members except one to vote for the strongest candidate regardless of gender. The member stubbornly for male applicant is actually a female herself. She must hated her own sex very much. The final vote tally is gold for most capable female candidate, silver for male candidate with lowest professional ability, bronze for female candidate with capability above silver male candidate. We hired the first place candidate who is female.

    If the first female candidate were not available, you all knew what kind of outcome would be.

  9. IC
    IC May 25, 2016 at 3:04 am | | Reply

    Get some inspiration from Jack Ma
    1. Get used to rejection
    2. Keep your dream alive
    3. Focus on culture
    4. Ignore the #LittleMan
    5. Get inspired
    6. Stay focused
    7. Have a good name
    8. Customers are #1
    9. Don’t complain, look for opportunities
    10. Have passion

    Getting rejection is only the first step.

    1. S
      S May 26, 2016 at 2:04 am | | Reply

      Jack Ma is hardly the most suitable ‘role model’ as his company ‘Alibaba’ tacitly endorses the sale of counterfeit goods.

  10. trixie
    trixie May 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm | | Reply

    I feel sorry for Jun. From what i understand He was just a simple chinese man with a big dream and tried his best to make it but things get more complicated than expected. if this situation is more complicated maybe it is better to just let go of all these and be back to the once simple life had and start all over again while there is time. go back tot he root where your heart is Jun. A chinese would always just prefer to be simple and not complicated……there is still chance to start your simple life again..dont make it morec omplicated…learn to let’ll see that some endings are better fresh beginning…..i’ll pray for you Jun.

  11. F
    F May 26, 2016 at 3:45 am | | Reply


    Why this sound like a classical sour-grape type comment?

    If you can achieve even 1% what Jack Ma achieved as imperfect human being, you can congratulate yourself.

    But if this comment make you feel better about yourself as human being than Jack Ma, go for it.

    1. S
      S May 26, 2016 at 4:04 am | | Reply

      Just because someone is rich, it does not absolve them when complicit in cheating others, especially when it comes to cheating people with less power and money.
      It is all the more reason to be honest and fair, and to be seen to be honest.

      It is this kind of making excuse for the rich and powerful that has led to the abuse of students such as Jun, where integrity is ignored for the sake of a buck.

  12. trixie
    trixie May 26, 2016 at 11:44 am | | Reply

    this is Trixie again just to remind Jun life can be simple. Let go of the failures. Start all over again to where your heart is. Simple not complicated,remember that…..You and your wife already had too much burdens in your life. It is maybe best time to assess your situation. Life can be more simple if we learn to let go and start fresh.

  13. trixie
    trixie May 28, 2016 at 1:56 am | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn!.This is Trixie again. You are always welcome. i just thought from what i have read from your blogs previously up to this time,You and Jun had so much pressures to face even before and am proud of you guys for being strong and tough to face every situations hand in hand. But sometimes,there are just things in this world that we just need to let go,face the realities of life and start anew beginning that is less complicated and yet can give peace to both of you. Does not matter what others has to say ,if it can’t help you and just give pressures just never mind,at the end of it all,what only matters is what you knew and your husband. and that you guys both will not give up and hand in hand overcome every situations. always praying for you guys of a more simple yet peaceful years of togetherness.

  14. S
    S May 29, 2016 at 3:14 am | | Reply

    I have had similar experience in the US higher education. I was forced to add a faculty to be my academic advisor who’s also served as the doctoral desert action committee chair. She (now is he) has never given me any academic advice but denied my right to defend my dissertation. I had to start all over again in another institution. Just because I was once a F-1 visa international student, s/he treated me with no respect. I am very sorry to hear your husbands experience but I am so glad to see someone who is fighting so hard to earn the justice! Good luck and I hope that you will earn the justice you deserved!

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