Analysis Of Too Asian By Article And Other Scholarly Sources Essay

1205 Words Nov 27th, 2016 5 Pages
We learn, we work and we live in institutions that have various social and political conditions. Institutional politics have never been an interest of mine, however, as I am near graduation at the University of British Columbia, self-reflection particularly on the social conditions in my academic space has impacted my university experience and triggered an interest in relation to my own race. Numerous events in the past couple of years have shown the prevalence of exclusion, normativities and inequalities in university spaces. For example, extremely homophobic and misogynistic posts were made by Dalhousie University Dentistry school students, threats of violence against women and feminists at the University of Toronto and protests of “Racism Lives Here” at the University of Missouri. Nevertheless, what is the most heartbreaking is to see an institution I personally am associated with contribute to very sensitive topics related to Critical Race Theory. This paper will examine a contemporary debate on Maclean’s “Too Asian” article, using both the article and other scholarly sources and discussions to determine the article’s intentions and whether or not Maclean’s apology should be accepted. It will also provide a critical analysis of race and racism from a legal point of view.

Only two years ago, the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia made a colonial and racist Orientation Day chant in 2013. In 2010, Maclean generated an article called “Too…

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