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  • Collection: Student Perspectives

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for those, like API's who aren't recognized as a minority and still looking to belong in an environment where stereotyping and racism is strongly present

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As part of a reading response for CAT1A: Migration Narratives.

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Assigned by my CAT class to show how we perceive the UCSD climate; I chose to create a collage of a selection of my own instagram posts, starting from when I first arrived on campus through late November.

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These past few months I have been living in a campus that is blooming with life and excitement. I am surrounded by so many different students of a multitude of cultures and nationalities. UCSD has given me the opportunity to interact with numerous people of diverse backgrounds and I am really grateful to be able to live in a welcoming environment. That is why I decided to depict this feeling with an array of different flowers.

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CAT 1: Migration Narrative

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It is a poem about my personal experience.

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My artwork is a short yet powerful poem that paints my stance and view of the UCSD campus climate. The motivation of my artwork is two-fold: 1. an assignment my CAT class, 2. I felt compelled to share my perspective on the climate that I experienced coming as a freshman to this university.

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When I first thought of how Asian Americans are portrayed in the minority world, I thought of it as a missing puzzle piece. Asian is just a generalized term to categorize people who live around relatively the same area of the world and there is so much more diversity within this term. There is a wall separating us from the rest of them, but when we're put together, we make up UCSD as a whole unit, like a finished puzzle.

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To show my impression of UCSD's climate

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After certain events demonstrating anti-immigrant and anti-POC sentiment at UCSD, it can be easy for anyone to be distrustful of their fellow student. But I think the university is generally full of good people who don't aspire to bigotry, so I think students should start growing paranoid that others are going to hurt them. The school is a mostly safe place that is mostly united in combatting fear and bigotry. Students should remember that.

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This artwork is inspired by Angela Kong's Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD, which addresses the segregation of the Asian American student population here on campus. An adaptation of UCSD's pie chart documenting the 2015 undergraduate class based on ethnicity, my submission replaces the label for "Asians" to reflect the common conception of the overwhelming population, as perceived by Angela Kong and me.

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It is for my CAT 1 class and our class is geared towards migration narrative. Now, we are looking at current dilemmas and trying to incorporate our experiences to add on to the conversation that is posed.

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Assignment due for the CAT 1A course

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The motivation of this piece is to bring awareness to the racism that still exists on UCSD's campus.

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I thought a haiku would be an effective but subtle and thought provoking way to demonstrate a glaring problem that should be addressed.

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To raise awareness and opinons about Asian American equality in policymaking at UCSD

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The experience I painted is the experience that I have many times

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I wanted to show how an Asian student could really felt when saw some of the encouraging cards from the TRITON MURAL at Revelle College

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One time my friend asked me for help on a math problem, and I didn't know the solution, to which he responded with: "You're Asian, yet you can't do this?" That was the motivation behind my essay.

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Written response for Professor Solomon's CAT 1 class.

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I wrote and drew about how how felt since I came into college.

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The drawing tries to portray how the people of UCSD possess a multitude of qualities and differences that one generally can not see on the surface. Having only been at UCSD for 9 weeks, I have come to realize that a lot of people here, including me, don't really take the time to get to know people on a deeper level. This has led us to make assumptions about others that may not necessarily be true, which may have led to even further misunderstandings. And such an idea is what I wanted to portray with my drawing.

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From my experience, I was taught to be goal-oriented and to doing anything and everything I can to be successful in life. So, grades and learning are most important and if these social issues do not hinder my pathway to medicine school, I will not care as much. This is mainly because throughout the years, I have taken on a pessimistic view of governments in general, whether they are small-scale, racial politics in school or large-scale, country government, I feel as if my voice will not be heard. So, sadly, I do not get involved.

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Freshman Orientation was the first day i had officially spent at UCSD, so of course everything was influential to me of how I would view the school. First impressions, I had an immediate culture shock to see the minority groups to be the majority of the population at school. I would always remember the conversation I had with Bob because he had taken stereotypes out of a context I was used to before. Being in an new environment and using those generalizations resonated with me and how I would view myself to be.

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A circle of many different colors to represent the campus climate at UCSD. The strokes are arranged in a pattern reminiscent of a flower.

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The image I took was the library walk at UCSD. The reason I took this image to represent the campus climate is because the library walk is always full with people and it is interesting just by looking at the people pass by. San Diego is a diverse city, the image illustrated that no matter what culture background you have, you end up with the same destination with all other people, Geisel library.

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This was an assignment for our CAT 1 class in which we read a text b Angela Kong and had to analyze UCSD's campus climate.

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Inspired by a paper and my own experience.

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Class assignment.

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After getting assigned a reading in class we had to respond and explain our perspective on the campus climate at UCSD. My poem was motivated by the events that happened during the "Compton Cookout" and the recent chalkings on campus, as well as the administrations response to each event.

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My motivation would have to be because of all of the repressed feelings I've had because this university fails to support my most vulnerable identities.

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Inspired by Professor Amanda Solomon's CAT1 Class prompt: "reflect first creatively then critically on your own experience of UCSD in light of Kong's analysis of the Compton Cookout and the racial politics of the university."

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My analysis of myself and the Asian-American community following my recognition of the stereotypes and passiveness of the Asian Pacific Islander community after reading the works of Angela Kong studying the Compton Cookout.

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I was motivated to do this artwork because I wanted to be able to demonstrate what I see is happening on campus and be able to cultivate my ideas into a way that would bring up issues so that no one would get offended. The chalk writings on campus really inspired me for this piece because I can truly express what I feel about the political statements students are leaving on campus, but also leave a powerful message in the end so that people can know that things will get better.

I wanted to simply and accurately express my feelings about how I perceived UCSD as a place and a space for all people.

A story of my experience with campus climate at UC San Diego and my thoughts on controversial racist events that occurred in the past.

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A paper for my CAT class.

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UCSD climate based on my experience so far at the University.

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This is a required assignment from my current CAT 1 class. In the first page I presented photos representing my life at UCSD so far. In the second page essay I correlated my own experience with Kong, Angela's Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD.

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The inclusion of minorities in UCSD.

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The poems were inspired by Angela Kong's dissertation on “Re-Examining Diversity Policy at University of California, San Diego: The Racial Politics of Asian Americans.” They were written as to creatively reflect on the dissertation's analysis.

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I was motivated to do this poem because it was outside of my norm and I generally don't do poems. The essay only serve to back up the poem.

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The multiple colors of the building and people are supposed to represent how everyone here is different in terms of identity, beliefs, etc. but UCSD does not belong to any single belief or identity, it is a mix of the identities and beliefs of everyone in it. I tried to draw Geisel Library for the building.

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The photograph is of Library Walk from Geisel Library with students walking to and from the library. To me, this shows how diverse our campus is and despite our racial and ethnic differences, as well as our opinions on these topics, we can still communicate with each other effectively, proving that UCSD is an inclusive campus.

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After reading Angela Kong's fourth chapter "Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD", I wrote a reflection poem. This reflection poem is my view of current diversity policy at UCSD. Also, I talked about how people should live their lives with other people with different ethnicity.

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The picture is supposed to represent my interpretation of campus climate (as well as the climate of most of the country at the moment).

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The danger of a politically passive campus climate of Asian American students.

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There's two tridents: one black wrapped with white strips and one white wrapped with yellow stripes. Those four colors represent the racial diversity at UCSD. The LGBTQ background color also show how the campus welcome all individuals. The person with a question mark signifies that students are unaware of the complexities of racial issues.

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This is a reflection of my experience of the UCSD campus climate.

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This poem is about the day that there were racist and pro-trump comments written on campus with chalk.
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