In 2012, YinYang on HH made this post, https://hiddenharmonies.org/2012/01/12/responding-to-china-law-blog-chinese-students-in-america-its-bad-out-there/
about a Blog article on China Law Blog by Dan Harris, http://www.chinalawblog.com/2012/01/chinese_students_in_america_why_do_they_even_bother.html.
both generated a lot of controversy. Unsettled, it seems.
Ah, but we all know sooner or later some of this come back in different forms.
Remember how Dan Harris relayed negative stereotypical comments about Chinese students from students (more than 1/2 from U. of Washington)?
Remember how some of us pointed to such stereotypes as nothing but racism?
Remember how some dismissed our arguments?
Well, oddly enough. Recently, there have been a string of rather public display of Racism in US. 1 of which is a public racist chant by SAE frat members at U. of Oklahoma.
Some would call it “isolated”. Yeah right, of course.
But then again, may be not.
Apparently, SAE frat members at U. of WASHINGTON were also caught doing some thing equally racist.
Beyond that, a new film “The Hunting Ground” exposes the culture of sexual assault on US college campuses, where the SAE fraternity is recognized by several college girls as stands for “Sexual Assault Expected,” but the culture of silence is deafening.
If a fraternity could have that kind of reputation and still operate on campus, until the point of public display of racism, then the problem is indeed already deep in US universities. (And I doubt Mr. Harris or any one else can attribute these problems to the “Chinese students”.)
So yeah, “it’s bad out there,” starting with the very old and real problems of Racism and Sexism in US Universities, which apparently perpetuates the centuries old filth among the elites of each new generation.
To state slightly differently than Dan Harris: the “Divide” is already real enough in US Universities, without the Chinese students.
I do not need to generalize. The Culture of tolerating Racism and Sexism is real in US Universities, and evidently outside of them too.
As long as US public cannot face up to it, they will continued to be shocked by what comes out of the ivory towers of their favorite Alma Maters.