I must admit that I learned about the criticism of the "Too Asian?" article in Maclean's before I actually read it. I received emails asking me to write letters of protest to universities that were warning of an "Asian invasion," help with community outreach, and was later invited to two "Youth Coalition Against Maclean's ‘Too Asian'" meeting in Toronto and Waterloo. The Chinese Canadian National Council also condemned the article for fostering an "us versus them" mentality.
Related rabble.ca story:
The myth of meritocracy has been exposed on more than one occasion. Sociologists like Lani Guinier, Stephen McNamee, Robert Miller, and numerous others have pointed out exactly how the promise of meritocracy -- "hard work rewards the deserving" -- is an empty one.
MacLean's Editor Andrew Coyne in conversation, hosted by Canadians Advocating Political Participation
Andrew Coyne, editor for an obscure magazine known as Maclean's and a man known for having and expressing political opinions, will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by Canadians Advocating Political Participation (CAPP) Vancouver this Saturday. With the aid of Emcee Charles Demers, he will discuss questions regarding participatory democracy, voter engagement and parliamentary accountability with the audience.
Please be warned that the room capacity is 100, so come early, come often. Also be warned that entry is by donation (suggested amount: $5), which will be used to cover costs and organise future events. Food and drink will be available.