A spin-off site at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln features similar commentary.
One post, from the first week of classes, reads, “I’m not racist, but one thing I did not miss was all the Asians. Such incidents may seem isolated, but experts say they are reflective of a widespread but little-discussed problem of discrimination against international students. Lee, an associate professor at the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education, describes the phenomenon as “neo-racism,” meaning that culture or country of origin, rather than color, is used as a pretense for discrimination.
A Chinese student at Michigan State University finds his car spray-painted, the words reading "Go back home." Students at Ohio State University Tweet comments like “The [I]ndian next [to] me [at] the gym smells like a curry covered butt hole” and “Every Asian that walks past us in the oval wants to eat our dog.” These comments, and others, were recently reposted on a blog, OSU Haters, which aims to call attention to offensive online speech.
We are approximately 17 million individuals who all have a different set of likes, dislikes, hobbies, and interests.is as equally about making friends and finding community as it is about dating.This one’s designed to help non-resident Indian singles meet and [email protected]” At Kansas State University, the student newspaper this spring published a column arguing that American tax dollars shouldn’t be used to fund the education of Afghan, Chinese, Iranian, Iraqi or Turkish students “who could, in the near future, become the enemy.” The column was as misinformed as it was misguided: in fact, international students typically pay full freight and their tuition dollars serve as an increasingly important source of revenue at U. She said that neo-racism does not preclude traditional racism, but instead masks it.In interviews with 24 international students, Lee found that students from Europe, Canada and New Zealand did not report discrimination based on race or culture, while students from Asia, Latin America and the Middle East reported “considerable discrimination.” In a resulting journal article published in , Lee and her co-author, Charles Rice, wrote that students faced more blatant discrimination off-campus than on-, but that even within the campus bubble they were subject to verbal abuse.