Asian American Students Push for Greater Respect on Campus

 

(Alternet) When Twitter accounts “Purdue Asians” and “Kim Jong Il” (with the handles @OrientalSwag and @Purdue_Asian, respectively) started tweeting things like “I sreep for entire crass & stir get better grades than you! :D” Asian American students at Purdue found another reason to sign a petition being circulated for the establishment of an Asian/Asian American cultural center on campus.

 

 

“What affected me the most about the account was it was branded Purdue. I chose to go to this school and to see my culture being mocked hurt,” said Tamara Dizon, a sophomore who has been spearheading efforts to create an Asian/Asian American cultural center at her school.

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