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Essay Topic - Talking About Racism as an Asian-American

lys2019lys2019 0 replies3 threads New Member


I was wondering whether talking about experiencing racism as an Asian-American is a bad idea for a Common App Essay topic? I plan to send this essay to some Ivy Leagues but I know that the topic of racism (esp. towards Asians) is kind of a touchy topic for them right now. I planned to talk about personal growth and accepting my heritage but now I'm not too certain on the topic.

I'm still not sure whether to write it about that topic or just pursue another topic.

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  • PublisherPublisher 8899 replies107 threads Senior Member
    You are right to think that it might be a touchy subject matter to Ivy League schools.

    Nonetheless, it really depends upon the writing. In short, cannot comment without a decent draft version of your essay to read.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 23415 replies17 threads Senior Member
    If you aren't sure, don't do it.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 34870 replies394 threads Senior Member
    edited October 23
    How did you turn this around, how can you show the growth and some effect on others? Because the idea is, "Show, not just tell."
    edited October 23
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