The Long Path from Bangladesh to College in America

May 1, 2012

There is a small row of Irish pubs in Woodside, Queens, just under the metal subway bridge — reminders of another time. Today, the streets teem with tiny bodegas selling fried egg rolls and spicy lamb curry to the Filipino and Bangladeshi families who now fill most of the surrounding homes.

“I think what is concerning for me is that people are moving toward a narrative that talks about Asians as a non-minority minority group,” said Robert Teranishi, author of Asians in the Ivory Tower.

Read More →