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Thursday June 7, 2018

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

Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil,

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


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,

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


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.
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