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Wednesday September 27, 2017

It's called the 'Pao effect' — Asian women in tech are fighting deep-rooted discrimination

Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY

"Asian women face a double whammy of racial and gender discrimination,” says Bo Ren, who worked as a product manager at Facebook and Tumblr.
Wednesday September 27, 2017

Asian-American Caucus, Nancy Pelosi, Others Pressure Congress On Dream Act

Kimberly Yam, HuffPost

A Senator also pointed out Asians may not apply for DACA due to Japanese-American prison camp history.
Wednesday September 27, 2017

How I Became A Proud Young Tamil Woman...

Aarthy Thiruthanikan, Contributor, HuffPost

To me, being white meant that you were better than everybody else.
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Asian-Americans Have A Lot To Lose If GOP Legal Immigration Bill Is Passed: Experts

Kimberly Yam, HuffPost

“They are attempting to legislate hate and discrimination and frankly keep America majority white.”
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Asian America needs affirmative action in higher education

The Conversation US

Affirmative action is back in the news, as The New York Times reported that the Trump administration is taking a look at the pending case against Harvard University’s affirmative action admissions policies
Tuesday August 15, 2017

The Asian stars of 'Hawaii Five-0' quit the show after CBS refused to pay them as much as their white costars

John Lynch, Business Insider

"Hawaii Five-0" stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have left the CBS show...
Friday June 30, 2017

Op-Ed: 35 Years After Vincent Chin, Echoes of the Past Haunt the Future


Fears of global trade and its impact on American workers have gripped certain parts of the United States. Such fears produce a backlash of racial tensions and violence, people shouting hateful slurs at strangers, and many times worse. We have seen this story before — in 1982.
Friday June 30, 2017

NY Lawmakers Form State’s First-Ever Asian-American Task Force

Kimberly Yam, HuffPost

The aim is to fight the model minority myth and spotlight invisible Asian-American communities.
Friday June 30, 2017

This Sikh Student’s Unscripted Grad Speech Is The Realest Call To Unity

Carol Kuruvilla, HuffPost

“There would be no Muslim ban, nobody would call the other person bad hombres. That is the world we have to create.”
Thursday August 25, 2016

More Faculty Diversity, Not on Tenure Track

Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Colleges hire more minority and female professors, but most jobs filled are adjunct, not tenure track, study finds.
Thursday August 25, 2016

State bill to expand definition of ‘Asian American’ draws ire, praise

AirTalk, Southern California Public Radio

AB 1726, or the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD), would require higher education and public health institutions to collect data on more groups under the label, “Asian-American.”
Thursday August 25, 2016

Asian-American Students Targets of Bullying: Federal Report

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang,

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Bullying Prevention Task Force released a new report Friday at the fifth annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on how AAPI students experience bullying and what can be done.
Thursday June 30, 2016

The Professional Burdens of Being a ‘Model Minority’

Adia Harvey Wingfield, The Atlantic

Stereotypes about Asian Americans are often held up as proof that racial labels can be flattering, but they subtly produce a number of problems in schools and offices.
Thursday June 30, 2016

'Brexit' fall-out: Winners and losers

Paul Davidson, USA TODAY

The U.S. economy will likely take a modest hit from the United Kingdom’s vote last week to leave the European Union, but the episode is expected to produce some winners as well as losers.
Thursday June 30, 2016

Opinion: In 2016, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Are Ready To Be Heard

by Christine Chen and Carolyn Dewitt

For too long, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been rendered invisible and taken for granted...
Friday May 20, 2016

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness

Charisse Trinidad, Asian Journal

Throughout the month of May, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the US celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Representatives Norman Mineta of California and Frank Horton of New York introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week in June of 1977. By 1978, President Carter signed a resolution making it an annual celebration.
Friday May 20, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the Jobs Report

Harin J. Contractor and Charles Carson, Observer

In April, payroll employment grew 160,000 and the unemployment rate remained the same at 5.0 percent. This is only the second time in the last year where job growth did not exceed 200,000/month. We wanted to use today’s report to put a spotlight on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in honor of heritage month.
Friday May 20, 2016

New Data Disaggregation Initiative Announced by Dept. of Education

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang,

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new $1 million Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data Disaggregation Initiative, Secretary of Education John King announced last week.
Saturday April 23, 2016

Advice for Asian American Young Professionals

Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

I wrote this blog for someone specific....I was asked to offer advice to young Asian Americans. I have always backed independent thinking. Here is what I have to say about professional success: it’s about much more than technical skill. Develop the “soft” skills, the “people” skills, emotional intelligence...
Saturday April 23, 2016

Doctors' message to Asian Americans: Watch out for diabetes even if you're young and thin

Soumya Karlamangla, Contact Reporter,

The patients filing into Dr. Ronesh Sinha's clinic in Redwood City, Calif., were like nothing he had ever seen...The Silicon Valley techies visiting his office were typically slender Asian Americans in their 30s who worked out regularly and ate healthy meals. But, as Sinha repeatedly found, they either already had or were about to get diabetes.
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