According to Voice, the Scripps school newspaper, the Asian-American Student Union met to discuss the White Party and the “foxy lesbian” comment. (“On Campus: Student Organizations,” Voice, February 15, 2008, p. 6-7)
The AASU also said that the Office of Admissions has not allowed Asian-Americans to compete with blacks and Latinas for “admissions internships.” The AASU also maintains that third and fourth generation Asian-American women of color are not allowed to participate in Spend a Day in Our Shoes, a women of color only event for prospective Scrippsies.
They also say that in years past, the Office of Admissions has only categorized first generation, second generation, and Asian-Americans of low socioeconomic status as women of color.
Remember it is important to be seen as a woman of color so that you can get access to various special programs and resources on campus. One such special resource that the AASU has demanded is a 5C Asian resource center. (Voice, p. 3) (Fortunately this resource center has been defeated in the past, but the AASU wants to keep fighting for it, even though there’s no demand.)
In any event, the scarier part of this piece is the following:
Members of AASU also said they would like the phrase “bias incident” to be reworked so that students don’t instantly dismiss these occurrences as something of little importance. In the future, AASU would like to see bias incidents referred to as hate crimes.