DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Harvard, Myths, Cancer

[Boston Globe] Does Harvard shortchange Asian-Americans?: “Whatever the political motivations of the slate, [Ron] Unz and the other members have hit on two increasingly contentious issues in higher education: astronomical college costs and affirmative action.”

[Huffington Post] The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Is Growing Stronger–But Not for the Reasons Many Think: “We are considered ‘model minorities’ in an effort to create a wedge between us and other communities of color (as the “non-models”)–thereby limiting our potential strength as part of the coalition that will establish the new American majority.”

[US News & World Report] Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study: “Even though Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have cancer incidence and death rates that are 30 percent to 40 percent lower for all cancers combined than whites, their rates of stomach and liver cancers are nearly double those of whites.”

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