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World’s top University, Harvard promotes Asian racism on mental health resources

Social NewsWorld's top University, Harvard promotes Asian racism on mental health resources

“You may wish that you weren’t Asian”, these was the very first words from the Anti-Asian Racism Resources which was released by Harvard University recently.

While Harvard University intends to promote anti-Asian racism, the official statement from them doesn’t seem so friendly to Asians.

As reported by Fox News, The Ivy League college’s Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) website released a statement which wrote that Asian students may not want to be of their race anymore after experiencing racism but told students to remember that their “ancestors likely went through similar or even worse incidents.”

Source: Bloomberg

“They survived by recognizing the beauty and strength of their community,” and “So, seek out or create literature, art, films, shows, and music that highlight your community in a positive light.” as previously written in the statement.

The matter went viral quickly and some stood up to criticize the statement. After facing severe backlashes, Harvard has since replaced the language on the website with an apology, clarifying that their aim was only to support all students ‘who are experiencing distress in their lives’.

In the apology letter wrote,

“We are deeply sorry that some recently-posted content on our website not only fell short of that mission, but caused more stress in our community.”

Source: The Guardian

“We had intended to post helpful resources for our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities that we know are hurting in light of recent events around us, but what we ultimately posted included some insensitive and inappropriate content that we have now removed.”

If you are thinking that this could be a mistake. No, it isn’t. This is not the first time Harvard University is involved in a controversy involving race. Back in 2018, its then school’s dean of admissions, William Fitzsimmons testified in court that Ivy League schools such as Harvard placed different entry standards on applicants based on certain factors, and race is one of them.

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