Harvard Students Protest Crimson Article
March 20, 2001
The Boston Globe
CAMBRIDGE -- In a clash pitting racial sensitivities against free speech, 100 protesters marched to the Harvard Crimson yesterday and denounced the campus newspaper for publishing an opinion piece that criticized the university's Asian-American students.
''It's like Ku Klux Klan propaganda; newspapers wouldn't print that,'' said Alice Wong, 19, a Harvard freshman.
In a weekend magazine piece titled ''The Invasian,'' Harvard sophomore Justin Fong assailed Asian-American students for what he called a culture of ''self-segregation'' at Harvard.
Yesterday, after protesters accused him of using hurtful language and perpetuating racist attitudes, Fong, a sixth-generation Asian-American, said the article in Fifteen Minutes magazine was partly intended to be a parody of Asian stereotypes.