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  1. kuan jeang said:

    Wu and Jing have written an important piece and are to be commended. As the immediate past president of SCBA (Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America; http://www.scbasociety.org), I know that many Chinese Americans feel that there is a glass or bamboo ceiling impeding their progress to leadership, which may arise from differences in cultural attitudes and approaches. Nonetheless, I am optimistic that constructive consideration of this issue spurred by writings like the piece by Wu and Jing will bring progress. Many thanks to Wu and Jing from Kuan-Teh Jeang.

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  2. Marcus Maltempo said:

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    This is atrocious!

    I spent a better part of the past decade trying to organize groups of Asians in the business community; and while we still lag behind in the effort to have more managers and corporate board members of an Asian descent, this article makes clear that in academia, the disparity is worse. Academia is supposed to reward merits over other factors. It seems this isn’t the case. As a matter of fact, it is worse in Academia than in government or business if one factors in the proportions.

    Who should be alerted of this apparent discrimination in academia? NSF? NIH?