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Saturday July 28, 2018

Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management

Buck Gee and Denise Peck, hbr.org


Asian Americans are the forgotten minority in the glass ceiling conversation.
 
 
Saturday July 28, 2018

‘Too Many Asian Americans’: Bill de Blasio Edition

ROGER CLEGG, CENTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY


New York City has some famous selective high schools, such as Stuyvesant and the Bronx Science, that determine admission solely by scores on the Specialized High School Admissions Test. The result is a politically incorrect mix of students at these schools — not many blacks and Latinos, some whites, and lots and lots of Asian Americans — and this makes Mayor Bill de Blasio sad. He wants, in particular, more black and Latino kids at these schools, and of course this means fewer of the others, particularly Asian Americans. And so he wants to get rid of that darn test.
 
 
Saturday July 28, 2018

This racial group has the biggest — and fastest-growing — income divide

Tracy Jan, washingtonpost.com


Income inequality has risen steadily among all Americans since the 1970s. But the gap between rich and poor has grown the fastest — and is the widest — among Asians, who have displaced blacks as the most economically divided racial group in the United States.
 
 
Thursday June 7, 2018

After 50 years of 'Asian American,' advocates say the term is 'more essential than ever'

Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, nbcnews.com


Academics trace the origins of the term "Asian American" to 1968 and University of California, Berkeley students inspired by the Black Power Movement.
 
 
Thursday June 7, 2018

New Milestones in Jobs Report Signal a Bustling Economy

NELSON D. SCHWARTZ, nytimes.com


The American economy roared into overdrive last month, the Labor Department reported Friday, extending the longest streak of job growth on record and echoing other recent signs of strength.
 
 
Thursday June 7, 2018

Why Have So Many South Asian-Americans Won the Spelling Bee?

Samarth Bhaskar, nytimes.com


A recently released film, “Breaking the Bee,” tackled the question: Why have so many South Asian-Americans won the spelling bee? In an interview, Sam Rega, the filmmaker, offered several theories...
 
 
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

STEWART KWOH and JOHN C. YANG


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, NBCNEWS.com


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.
 
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