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UConn men and women aka dual national champs come to the White House. But I brought home the trophy. It is my birthday, after all.
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UConn men and women aka dual national champs come to the White House. But I brought home the trophy. It is my birthday, after all.
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UConn men and women aka dual national champs come to the White House. But I brought home the trophy. It is my birthday, after all.

The one and only Esther Morales is celebrating a big one this Saturday. Dance party time. Let’s go.

"What’s important for Asian-Americans like Chua to realize is that America’s future is built on that multicultural foundation – the one that re-elected President Obama, the one that will decide the path America takes as our population approaches minority-majority by 2050. As an Asian-American, Amy Chua’s superiority complex is dangerous because it tries to separate us from other people of color. It feeds into the already false “model minority” stereotypes that plague Asian-Americans. It works directly against the kinds of coalitions we must be a part of to win the future."

- Amy Chua Can Learn a LOT from Her New Haven Neighbors (New Haven Speaks)

I tried really hard not to write anything about Amy Chua, but Kica and Henry are really persuasive. This is my take on why her ethno-reductionist arguments are so dangerous - from a New Haven angle.

Main point is: how could someone from our community write about the people around her like we’re abstractions?

If you haven’t checked out College Abacus yet, you must. A website developed by my friends Abigail Seldin and Whitney Haring-Smith, it’s changing how students get a sense of how much college actually costs - before diving into the deep end of the debt pool. It’s a game-changer. Read this article to learn more.

Abigail recently presented at the White House’s #EDpalooza Data Jam. Incredibly proud to have been a small part of the team. Love you guys.

imageAbigail with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

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