Thank you, Dali, for sending this article: Some Asians’ College Strategy: Don’t Check Asian. The article interviews some hapa Asian women with White last names (because their fathers are White) who decided to better their chances of getting into good colleges by checking the White box or not checking a race at all on the application. We’ve seen people who are full Asian actually change their last names to get around admission policy racism, but it’s probably a LOT easier to just be born with a White last name. What this also means is that if you’re an Asian American female who wants to do what’s best for your kids, it might make sense to just join the Club.
Overall, I think this is a good strategy for them. You gotta do what you gotta do. It’s just sad that this kind of racism is still legal in America.