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Despite the success of the movement, Nguyen pointed out that data about the demographics on AAPI communities are still oversimplified and difficult to obtain, if not impossible to do so. He also argued that the California State University (CSU) and University of California systems “collect, but does not utilize data,” which further marginalizes underrepresented ethnic minorities in the UC system.
On October 29, a night close to Halloween, the UCLA Japanese Animation Club (JAC) hosted its third Anime Dinner Night at FEAST, which featured Japanese anime themed cuisines with a Halloween twist.
The night market raised concerns on the public Facebook event about how the student groups involved were chosen and whether it erased the presence of other cultures and communities on campus.
It’s supposed to be a fun, relaxed approach for different communities to get to know each other and try new foods. In theory it’s a great idea, except for one fundamental flaw: communities where night markets hold vast cultural significance were ignored in the planning of this event.
Amy Shao is the current Cultural Affairs Commissioner. She is a third year political science major from Hamburg, Pennsylvania who enjoys running in her free time. Her boba drink of choice is passion fruit peach black tea. How did you get involved with USAC? My first year, I applied for the Cultural Affairs Commission internship.…