What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy all have in common? They are white guys. STEM fields are infamous for lacking females and people of color participants, but maybe not for long.
My dad was there for graduation and to teach me how to ride a bike. But my mom was the one who taught me how to be a man.
Sometimes it feels like I’m walking on eggshells just to walk a straight line for someone. Like every move I make is being watched and interpreted to fit a Hollywood image of all black people.
When young adults hunt for a last-minute Halloween costume, it’s often hard to walk the line between cool and offensive. After all, there’s quite a bit of “offensive” out there.
Make no mistake: most Asian American teens are emotionally healthy and thriving. But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year.