There is something special that I feel permeates the logic of gift-giving represented in my cultural background, something that gives freely in ways that defy the necessity for transaction.
In the midst of APAHM, the terms Asian Pacific Islander, Asian Pacific American and other like terms that seek to amalgamate the two groups deserve a re-evaluation to enhance the ways that we understand communities both on and off campus.
My admission letter was the combination of luck, circumstance, and support, much of which I had little to no agency over. I had previously thought that I became worthy of a Stanford acceptance through my own arduous work in high school, but it's far more complex than that.
The cultural components that make Hawai’i Hawaiian exist not just in the physical place called Hawai’i but in the people who voyage, explore and return.
Asians have been described by sociologists as a racial wedge used to depict non-White groups as having cultural flaws that have led to their societal ills – indeed, the model minority myth, while addressed more explicitly in recent movements, still has yet to be interrogated in its more insidious manifestations.