I had no business going to the movies on Sunday night with my 12-year old daughter, Sophie. I knew my week ahead was insane. I have more essays to edit than I've ever had, an interactive call with my private Facebook group, Application Nation, and another one with my Application Nation - Senior Year group all in a matter of days. Plus, I still had to write this week's blog. But somehow I justified going to see Crazy Rich Asians with Sophie at 7:25 pm, on a school night no less.
I was happy that Sophie wanted to see the movie as much as I did. Yet, we had different reasons for going. The movie has become a cultural phenomenon, especially among our younger generation. And just a few weeks into its release, the movie is already setting box office records. Sophie knew most of the cast even before going into the movie. She and her friends had been talking and texting all about the movie well before I even asked her to go.
For the past three years, I have continued to make this issue known when working with private clients, my private Facebook groups, and even on my monthly Facebook Live sessions. I want Asian American students and families to know what goes on behind closed doors and how they can approach the admissions process with confidence and conviction even when the cards are stacked against them. It has been incredibly fulfilling to see Asian American students whom I have personally worked with see the kind of admissions outcomes that were unheard of for decades. Colleges are on-notice and things are changing even before these cases make it to the hallowed halls of the US Supreme Court.
Watch my segment on CNBC's Power Lunch to hear my thoughts on the current lawsuit against Harvard University and the Asian bias in college admissions.
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