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  • Wisconsin officials confirm invasive Asian crazy worms found in Appleton, form task force

    08/28/2014 1:54:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 8-28-14 | ap
    APPLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forest specialist Linda Williams tells Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/YXIBvA) Thursday that the Asian crazy worm was found within city limits. She says the DNR is creating a team of experts to advise policymakers on the Asian crazy worm problem.
  • In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'

    03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Cronin - ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. Proposals advancing in the Legislature would require the Department of Natural Resources to refer to the fish as "invasive carp," a reference to the threat the non-native fish pose to Mississippi River-area ecosystems. ...
  • Why Are Asian Americans Democrats?

    03/19/2014 8:20:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 03/19/2014 | y ALEXANDER KUO, NEIL MALHOTRA and CECILIA HYUNJUNG MO
    n February, during the confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. surgeon general—Vivek Murthy, a British-born Indian American—Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) invited Murthy to his home state. “I’m going to invite you, because we have a lovely doctor from India,” Roberts said good-naturedly. “She’s in her mid-30s and she’s highly respected by the community. And another doctor from India who did a carpal tunnel when I did a stupid thing. And so, I think you’d be right at home, and we would welcome you.” Although Roberts probably did not intend to offend (his remarks were of the “I...
  • Tiger Mom Amy Chua: Three factors why Indians, Jews, Chinese do better than others

    02/09/2014 12:04:23 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 45 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | Feb 5, 2014 | Craig Offman
    Sounding a little wounded from the wrath that greeted her 2011 parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua has nonetheless jumped back into the pop-ethnography circus with a new book and fresh controversy. Written with her husband, fellow Yale Law School professor Jed Rubenfeld, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America posits another theory about collective identity, one that toe-tests – or perhaps leaps over – the line of political correctness: Some U.S. cultural groups, the couple say, are bound to be more successful than others. ......
  • New York madam snagged in pre-Super Bowl sting

    01/30/2014 2:10:44 PM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joseph Stepansky , Erik Badia and Corky Siemaszko
    A sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that offered "one-stop shopping" and delivered both drugs and debauchery was sacked just days before the Super Bowl. "Always a treat and always fast to your door," Asian Wave Escorts promised in sexy come-ons broadcast on public access TV, sources said. The ring was headed by a middle-aged madam named Hyun Ok Yoonung, a 41-year-old Korean immigrant who officials said is something of a legend in the flesh-peddling business. "She was really the leader," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. "This is someone we've heard of from other criminals, really sort of admiring the scope...
  • Sowell: Race-Hustling Results

    10/21/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media, lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society any more. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway. Often these Asian immigrants arrive not only with very little money, but also very little knowledge of English. They start out...
  • Hawaiian Airlines says aloha to Taipei, adding 7th Asian destination

    07/09/2013 8:54:16 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    KHON ^ | 07/09/2013 | KHON
    It’s the latest addition to its expanding international network and seventh Asian gateway destination. The departure of HA 807 followed gate side festivities that included Hawaiian music and hula, performance honoring the Taiwanese culture, traditional Hawaiian blessing, and presentation of lei to passengers boarding the inaugural flight. “The demand for service to Hawaii from the Taiwan market has been growing and we are delighted to respond to the strong interest by delivering our new non-stop service to and from Taipei,” Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said. “The Hawaiian Islands are the ideal midpoint destination, perfectly situated to offer...
  • Hawaii has largest Asian, lowest white population among states

    06/14/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | June 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A state analysis of U.S. Census data released today shows Hawaii has by far the largest share of Asians and the smallest share of whites in any U.S. state's total population. The research division of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said the data shows 56.9 percent of Hawaii's population identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more races as of July 1 last year. That's by far the highest share of any state, with California ranked second at 15.8 percent. Despite a population of just under 1.4 million, Hawaii ranks fifth in the...
  • US lawmakers want Obama admin to stop racial profiling of Sikhs, Muslims

    12/17/2012 8:56:24 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Washington - Around 16 Congressmen signed off to a letter asking the Transportation Security Administration – the federal agency responsible for security of airports in the country – to stop racial profiling of people from South Asia and Middle East including Black, Sikhs and Muslims travelers. "Despite efforts to prevent profiling by its screeners, news reports indicate that (TSA) Transportation Security Administration screeners continue to subject Sikh, South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Black travellers to profiling. In the past few months incidents have occurred at airports in Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Jersey," Congressman Judy Chu said in his dear colleague...
  • Romney ropes in Indian American to reach to Asia Americans

    08/03/2012 7:31:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, August 3, 2012 | Agencies
    Indian-American Akshay Desai has been roped in by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his outreach to Asian American community ahead of the crucial November 6 US presidential elections. Florida-based Desai, CEO of Universal Healthcare, has been made one of the seven national co-chairs of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney community. "I am pleased and honoured to serve as a national co-chair for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney," Desai said. "As a businessman, I know all too well what it takes to make it in the private sector. When I hear President Obama tell small...
  • Finally! Veil lifted on Muslim rape epidemic

    07/22/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    'They are simply living by the 7th century rules of a desert warrior' For years there have been reports on blogs, personal testimonials and the like, about what looked like a literal epidemic of rape by Muslim men of both women and children, especially in northern European nations where the Muslim immigrant population is high. But the disturbing reports rarely rose to the level that would make the general population aware of the dangers that were becoming evident. After all, such a report would be blasted for attacking Islam and discriminating against Muslims. Until now, when a case from the...
  • Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians

    06/21/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    WP ^ | May 24, 2012
    Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians‎ Washington PostMay 24, 2012 D.C. Council member Marion Barry stepped up his campaign on Thursday to mend relations with the Asian community, apologizing again for disparaging remarks he made about Koreans and Filipinos and pledging to work to improve ties between them and African Americans... Representatives of the Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Japanese communities attended the meeting, held at a church in Southeast Washington. Asked later about his reference to “Polacks,” Barry at first denied using the word, then retracted it, saying, “I meant Poles.” His remark prompted a demand from...
  • Dirty secret of black-on-Asian violence is out

    06/14/2012 10:16:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 2, 2010 | C.W. Nevius
    San Francisco's hidden truth is out. That's what community organizer Carol Mo calls the realization that Asian residents are being targeted for robberies, burglaries and intimidation by young black men. "It is San Francisco's dirty little secret," said Mo, a former Safety Network Community organizer in the Sunset District. "It's not news to us." Hundreds of people marched into Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting to express their fear, frustration and outrage. But so far the response has been disappointing, particularly from the San Francisco Police Department. It seems intent on downplaying the role of race and its impact in the...
  • Anti-Asian Bias and the False Premise of Forced Diversity

    04/29/2012 11:51:14 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 8 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Luke Stibbs
    In today’s society, conservatives are constantly lectured about fairness. The stereotype that conservatives don’t like minorities and want them to fail is a bit ridiculous. Now, as most conservatives would argue, we aren’t actually about injustice (who is?); we simply find intrinsic and extrinsic value in merit. Well-rounded, hardworking academics should have a better chance at getting into the top universities. Liberals claim that we need programs like affirmative action to ensure that minority participation isn’t hindered by racial profiling. This is a classic example of the left trying to implement justice and make nothing about race when actually, they...
  • Asian-American on TIME's Latino cover

    02/25/2012 4:07:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    Asian-American on TIME's Latino coverBy DYLAN BYERS | 2/24/12 5:40 PM EST As if Time Magazine wasn't experiencing enough cover controversy already, Michelle Woo at the OC Weekly points out that the latest issue, which was supposed to feature 20 portraits of Latino voters, accidently includes a man who is half-Chinese, half-Irish/Norwegian: A friend of mine, Michael Schennum, is the short-haired gentleman in the top row, center, behind the letter "M." He is half Chinese and half white Irish and Norwegian. Not Latino. Not even a little bit. Not even one of those Chinese-Mexicans from Mexicali that OC's own Robert...
  • Minorities Become A Majority In Washington Region [Third World Harbinger?]

    08/30/2011 9:51:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2011 | Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik
    Minorities Become A Majority In Washington Region By Carol Morello and Ted Mellnik August 30 Washington is among eight big-city metropolitan regions in which minorities became a majority in the past decade, according to a new analysis of census data showing white population declines in many of the largest metro areas. Along with Washington, the regions surrounding New York, San Diego, Las Vegas and Memphis have become majority-minority since 2000. Non-Hispanic whites are a minority in 22 of the countryÂ’s 100-biggest urban areas. The white population shrank in raw numbers in 42 of those big-city regions. But every large metro...
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Hey, don't call me an Asian! [Old article, but interesting read on current UK PC policy]

    07/26/2011 6:10:30 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | The Times of India
    LONDON: Goodness Gracious Me and kiss my chuddies, but just as the world was getting used to the omnibus term 'British Asian' and all its newly-cool, over-curried cultural connotations, Brown Britain is calling time on it and asking to be labelled Hindu, Sikh or Muslim instead. Indians, who constitute more than half of the UK's 3.5 per cent 'British Asian' population, are leading the charge towards separate lives. Hindus are in the forefront, Sikhs just behind them and Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims are being forced into a default acceptance that they can no longer shelter under the convenient cover-all term...
  • Democrat Dan Adler's campaign ad "Minorities should stick together" (Yeah let's offend everyone!)

    05/12/2011 7:00:25 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 10, 2011 | Dan Adler For Congress
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  • Parenting’s Asian-Jewish Connection

    04/30/2011 10:38:48 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 10 replies
    Miller-Mccune ^ | April 8, 2011 | Kathy Seal
    The hubbub over the Tiger Mom model presented in a recent best-seller left some recalling the stereotype of the Jewish mother. But what happens when couples are Asian and Jewish? Asian-Jewish couples share remarkably similar values — but they’re not rearing their children like Tiger Mother Amy Chua, a new study reports. Noah Leavitt and Helen Kim — a married couple and both sociologists at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. — interviewed 37 Asian-Jewish couples over two years. The families lived in Northern and Southern California, Philadelphia and New York City. They included Asian-American men married to Jewish women...
  • YouTube Asian ranter Alexandra Wallace leaving UCLA after receiving death threats

    03/20/2011 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/11 | Laura Donovan
    Alexandra Wallace, the southern California undergraduate who apologized for her recent YouTube rant about the “hordes of Asian people that UCLA accepts into our school every single year,” said Friday that she will no longer be attending classes at UCLA. In a statement to the college newspaper, The Daily Bruin, Wallace said, “the harassment of my family, the publishing of my personal information, death threats and being ostracized from an entire community” has caused her to leave the university.
  • Report: Philadelphia school violence [Black on Asian]cuts learning

    03/01/2011 3:44:48 AM PST · by DBCJR · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Kristen A. Graham
    Racial and ethnic violence and conflicts routinely hinder student learning in the Philadelphia School District, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by the city Commission on Human Relations. ... To fix the problem, the commission recommends an overhaul of some district policies and the adoption of new rules. ... The district "is not doing enough to resolve problems associated with intergroup conflicts and violence," the report said, citing public testimony. "We heard from witnesses who believe that the district has been unresponsive to their complaints." The complaints ranged from "petty discourtesy and isolated acts of verbal aggression to...
  • Class acts give lie to race card : The incredible phenomenon of Asian success in schools

    02/16/2011 7:55:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/16/2011 | Michael Goodwin
    Here we go again. In a winter ritual as familiar as snow, the results of specialized high-school admissions are sparking the usual hand-wringing and finger-pointing about a shortage of "minorities" and a lack of "diversity" at the best city schools. With the announcement that black eighth-graders make up only 5 percent of students accepted to eight specialized schools next year and Hispanic students only 6 percent, fevered accusations run the range from prejudice to prejudice. New Yorkers once again are being lectured by the media and others that the results prove the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged,...
  • Sexual teenage grooming being investigated by specialist child abuse unit ( Pakistan Muslims in UK )

    01/11/2011 4:26:07 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09 Jan 2011 | Caroline Gammell
    Jack Straw, the former Home Secretary, provoked controversy when he said that white girls were seen as “easy meat” by some Pakistani men. Although some public figures condemned his comments as offensive, others said it was right that the matter had been addressed. Atma Singh, from the Sikh Community Action Network, said: “Well done to Jack Straw for being 100 per cent honest and saying what many people already know – that there are pockets of youngsters in the Pakistani Muslim community who treat girls from other communities as sexual objects.” Mohammed Shafiq, director of the Muslim youth group the...
  • Police probe into claims of gang grooming girls for sex in Rochdale ( Asian Muslims in UK )

    01/11/2011 4:15:37 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | January 11, 2011 | Neal Keeling
    A top level inquiry is being carried out by police into claims that a gang of Asian men groomed girls as young as 13 for sex. It is understood that some of Greater Manchester Police’s most senior officers have met to discuss the allegations. We understand that so far 14 girls have been identified as potential victims. The girls claim they were plied with drink and drugs and then taken to flats and houses for sex. Details of the investigation were revealed just days after former home secretary Jack Straw sparked controversy when he said some Asian men were targeting...
  • US Volt beats Asian rivals to LA green car prize

    11/18/2010 11:16:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/18/10 | afp
    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt beat back competition from Asian rivals including Nissan and Hyundai to win the Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles auto show on Thursday. The General Motors-built car pipped the prize from a top five which also included the Ford Fiesta, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and the Nissan LEAF. The award to the US carmaker will provide a morale-boosting shot in the arm for the ailing US car industry, still struggling to recover from the near-meltdown amid the 2008 global financial crisis. "I'm very humbled to stand up here...
  • Woman stabbed MP 'in revenge for Iraq war vote'

    11/01/2010 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Hatter6 · 9 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01 Nov 2010 | The Daily Telegraph
    Mr Timms told the Old Bailey he thought Roshonara Choudhry, 21, was coming to shake hands, and she smiled before lunging at him on May 14 this year. Mr Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, was sent ''reeling and staggering'' before retreating into the men's toilets at the community centre in Beckton, east London. His assistant Andrew Bazeley prised the kitchen knife away from her and she was placed in a ''bear hug'' by a security guard before police arrived. Another knife was found in her bag. Choudhry told detectives she was trying to kill Mr Timms for ''punishment'' and...
  • Asian Kids Again Beaten In A Philly School

    09/21/2010 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 49 replies
    Two freshman at Edward Bok Technical High School in Philadelphia were hospitalized after a beating by 10 other boys, Friday. The victims were new 14 and 15 year immigrants from China. Bok High School is 72 percent black and the perpetrators were black kids bringing to mind incidents that happened last December at South Philadelphia High School. One of the perps has been arrested and is facing assault charges. Philadelphia School District officials described the incident as part of traditional freshman hazing and said racism was not involved. The Asian community is skeptical.
  • U.S. names Asian carp czar

    09/08/2010 10:46:30 AM PDT · by lado · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/8/10 | Joel Hood
    The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama's Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp. "This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in...
  • Why white men prefer Asian ladies to their own kind

    07/31/2010 9:13:39 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 231 replies · 37+ views
    Las Vegas bookies give better odds on a nickel slot machine hitting the jackpot than a single white female meeting and marrying a single white male in the Middle Kingdom. -China Daily/ANN Sat, Jul 31, 2010 China Daily/Asia News Network Yellow Fever. [ yel'lo f'var] 1. A viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes in South America and sub-Saharan Africa 2. An intense attraction for Asians by Caucasians It's the Mount Qomolangma of obstacles, the nightmare on bar street, the reason why single white females cry in their half-price drinks on Ladies Night as they're passed over for the long black hair...
  • Two more teenagers are charged in fatal beating of Old Bridge man

    07/25/2010 4:39:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 2+ views
    star ledger ^ | Thursday, July 01, 2010 | Sue Epstein
    Two more teenagers were charged today with the murder of a township man who was beaten to death outside of his home last Friday night. Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said the two boys, one 17 and the other 16, join three other 17-year-olds who were charged with murder Monday after Divyendu Sinha died from the head injuries he received in the beating. The five, none of whom was identified because of their ages, may also face bias charges, the prosecutor said. In addition to the charges arising from Sinha’s fatal beating, the five juveniles, all Old Bridge residents, were...
  • NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum

    07/23/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 4+ views
    yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer
    HANOI, Vietnam – North Korea inflamed tensions over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship by threatening the United States and South Korea on Friday with a "physical response" if they carry out naval maneuvers this weekend. The U.S. refused to back down. The latest threat came four months after the sinking of a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors. The North has been blamed, but vehemently denies any involvement. In Vietnam for a Southeast Asian regional security forum, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a North Korean official traded barbs over the sinking, the four-day...
  • How to get rid of Asian carp? Sell them to China

    07/14/2010 9:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 7/14/10 | reuters
    CHICAGO — In a deal intended to help keep the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, a Chinese meat packing company will buy fish taken from Illinois rivers to send to China where it is a delicacy. Big River Fisheries in Pearl, Ill., will catch, process and ship at least 30 million pounds of fish by the end of next year and sell it to Beijing Zhuochen Animal Husbandry Company, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Tuesday. "The high quality and taste of the wild Asian carp from Big River Fish far exceeded our expectations. We see a tremendous...
  • Muslim Protesters Brand War Heroes 'Murderers' As Homecoming Parade Turns Violent

    06/15/2010 1:55:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 769+ views
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | June 15, 2010
    Muslim Protesters Brand War Heroes 'Murderers' As Homecoming Parade Turns Violent 15th June 2010 A group of extremist Muslims prompted violent clashes at a homecoming parade for British troops today after they heckled soldiers and called them 'murderers.'[Pics in URL] Members of the Muslim Against the Crusade group clashed with far right protesters as they shouted 'murderers, murderers, murderers' and 'British troops go to hell' as members of the 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment paraded down the streets of Barking, Essex. The chants were drowned out by a large mob on the opposite side of the street who retaliated...
  • Asian Carp: If You Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em

    02/14/2010 9:29:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies · 1,471+ views
    abc ^ | 2/14/10 | ERIC HORNG
    At this week's National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas, celebrity chef Philippe Parola was touting his new favorite fish. '[It has] 70-percent more Omega-3 than in catfish and tilapia," an animated Parola told an assembled crowd at his booth. "No mercury because it's a filter fish."
  • Marta "yellow line" to Doraville angers some in Asian community

    02/09/2010 3:38:13 AM PST · by doodad · 46 replies · 881+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Consitution ^ | 2/8/10 | Dan Chapman and Ariel Hart
    Asian-American activists offended that MARTA re-named the train line into the heart of Atlanta's Asian community the "yellow line" will take their objections to the transit agency's chief on Friday. “Yellow,” as a term for skin color, carries a generally negative, racist connotation among Asians. MARTA officials were warned by an employee before the name change last October that Atlanta’s burgeoning Asian community would find the term for the line to Doraville offensive. “Historically, it has had a derogatory intent,” said John Park, an attorney with the nonprofit Center for Pan Asian Community Services in Doraville, just down the hill...
  • Obama’s Newest Racemongering Judge: California’s Edward Chen

    02/06/2010 6:14:44 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 5 replies · 431+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 16 October 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    President Obama has gone out of his way to “diversify” the federal bench with his spate of nominations of various minorities chief of which was his successful seating of the “wise Latina,’ Sonia Sotomayor, on the Supreme Court. Obama’s nominees* for 10 district court openings include four African-Americans, three Asian-Americans, one Latino and four women. One of those nominees, San Francisco U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward Chen, received a favorable vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington today. So what sort of judge is Edward Chen? Well, for one, the left-wing American Bar Association rated Chen a “well qualified” nominee...
  • Asian pollution worsens US air levels: study

    01/20/2010 11:44:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 226+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Pollution from Asia is boosting levels of ozone in the skies above the western United States, a trend that could hamper US efforts to meet tougher smog standards, experts said on Wednesday. Their study focuses on data for ozone in springtime above western North America at an altitude of between three and eight kilometers (two and five miles). This height is between the stratosphere -- where a thin layer of ozone helps to filter out dangerous ultra-violet light from the Sun -- and ground level, where ozone can be a bad hazard for people with cardiac or...
  • Federal complaint expected (Civil rights suit against Black school officials for rascism)

    12/13/2009 11:48:32 AM PST · by DBCJR · 25 replies · 1,204+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/12/09 | Kristen Graham and Jeff Gammage
    The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund said yesterday that it would file a federal civil rights complaint accusing the Philadelphia School District of failing to address violence against Asian immigrant students at South Philadelphia High School. The complaint will claim that the district violated the students' right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment, said Cecilia Chen, a staff attorney with the organization. Chen said the complaint would be filed with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The news came on a day when the city schools chief and South Philadelphia High principal spoke out publicly...
  • Asian Students Boycott South Phila. HS in Wake of Attacks ("Hate Crimes" by black students)

    12/09/2009 5:34:36 PM PST · by DBCJR · 34 replies · 1,425+ views
    KYW 1060 ^ | 12/9/09 | by KYW"s Mike DeNardo
    Several dozen Asian students say they don't feel safe at South Philadelphia High School, after several fights here last week where Asian students said they were targeted by African-American students. Senior Duong Ly (right) says the racial tensions at his school are real: "Even if the Asian students and the African-American students study together, they still don't like us. Because why? Because we are Asian." Senior Amina Velasquez saw the fights: "They just were jumping people who were Asian. And it was really horrible because a girl who was close to everyone, they just turned on her and jumped her."...
  • Philly Asian Students Claim Black Students Are Racist Against Them

    12/09/2009 5:29:18 PM PST · by DBCJR · 13 replies · 1,171+ views
    hiphopwired.com ^ | December 9, 2009, 21:54pm | By Jordan C. Alston
    30 Asian students are South Philadelphia High School are refusing to return to the classroom after they were assaulted by a group of Black students no more than one week ago. Some of the students involved in the attack have faced the wrath of America's school system and have since been sent to public institutions that specialize in alternative educational methods, yet, that is not enough for these teens. More than 50 students are actively protesting the Philadelphia school district by boycotting all classes and social events hosted by the educational system, a move made because they felt that their...
  • End Affirmative Action, End the Black Upper Class: The Case of Law

    11/24/2009 12:45:52 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 14 replies · 1,280+ views
    It was with great interest that I read Christopher Donovan’s TOO article on politically incorrect comments at a blog for the lawyerly elite. The field of law prides itself on being a meritocracy. Being made up of educated Westerners, it is also very liberal on racial issues. It’s hard to be both. The two main academic factors considered in law school admissions are GPA and more importantly, the prospect’s score on the LSAT. Grades aren’t a very good indicator of skill since students choose their own majors, which of course vary in difficulty. That leaves the LSAT as the main...
  • "Obama's Asian Trip: Shame for Accepting Chinese Military Build-up" (Translation from Japan)

    11/19/2009 11:20:00 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 1,894+ views
    Sankei Shimbun, in Japanese (FReepranslated to English) ^ | 20 November 2009 | Sankei News "Assertion" Column (in Japanese)
    Original article from Thursday (19), links to the Japanese "Sankei Shimbun" website. FReepranslation is provided as a summary; the original Japanese version directly by the author governs and takes precedence over the unofficial English.Troubling developments.
  • White House calls Obama's Asian tour a success

    11/19/2009 10:04:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 731+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/19/09 | John M. Glionna and Peter Nicholas
    Trying to counter perceptions that the trip failed to bring about solid results, advisor David Axelrod says, 'Things don't change overnight.' Reporting from Seoul - Even before President Obama boarded his home-bound flight for Washington, capping a grueling weeklong Asian tour, the White House was scrambling to combat perceptions that the trip failed to produce concrete results. Compared to Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, the U.S. is putting its alliances "on a firmer footing" and has "reasserted our leadership in the region," the White House said in a statement released to reporters hours before the president's flight home.
  • Are Asian voters swinging Republican? (analysis from NJ/VA results)

    11/18/2009 7:40:06 AM PST · by heiss · 23 replies · 1,020+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 17, 2009 | Michael barone
    Asian voters switching to Republicans? ... All this evidence strongly suggests that Republicans made gains and Democrats suffered significant losses among Asian, and specifically among Indian-American voters, in Middlesex County. This upscale group, ready enough to vote for John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008, seems to have been repelled by New Jersey’s high taxes and big government under Jon Corzine. There should be some lessons here for Republicans generally—and for Democrats as well.
  • Vicious attack in Savile Town...( Religion of Peace ?)

    11/01/2009 6:44:05 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 722+ views
    The Press Newspaper ^ | November 02, 2009
    A MAN has told how he was pulled over and viciously kicked in the head in an unprovoked attack as he walked home through Savile Town. Robert Dyson, 45, of Ouzelwell Crescent, Thornhill Lees, was on his way home at 11pm last Friday when he was assaulted in Savile Road, near the playground. Labourer Mr Dyson was set upon by two Asian youths, who were with another Asian man and two white girls. Mr Dyson suffered nasty cuts to his nose and left ear which needed 27 stitches. He will be scarred for life. The Press has previously reported how...
  • WSJ: Palin Addresses Asian Investors

    09/23/2009 6:00:50 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 35 replies · 2,303+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2009 | JONATHAN CHENG and ALEX FRANGOS
    HONG KONG -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in what was billed as her first public-speaking engagement outside North America, blamed the world financial crisis on government excesses and called for a new round of deregulation and tax cuts for U.S. businesses. "We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by investment firm CLSA Asia Pacific Markets. "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom," she added. On the foreign-policy front, she told the room full of bankers and executives...
  • Ugly scenes at right-wing demo

    09/05/2009 8:33:10 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 3,572+ views
    TheSun ^ | 9/5/09 | STAFF REPORTER
    THERE were angry clashes in a city centre today as right-wing protesters fought with anti-fascist campaigners in a busy shopping street. A planned demonstration by The English Defence League in central Birmingham descended into violence as the group charged along New Street, close to the city's main train station. One onlooker said: "There were about 250 people in total, fighting and throwing bottles at each other." The disorder spilled onto the adjoining Bennetts Hill, a street lined with a number of pubs, popular with shoppers. Dozens of riot police worked to contain the disturbance and a police helicopter hovered overhead....
  • Anti-fascists clash with right-wing protesters in Birmingham

    09/05/2009 11:05:36 AM PDT · by wazoo1031 · 32 replies · 2,800+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/05/2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    There were angry clashes in a city centre today as right-wing protesters fought with anti-fascist campaigners in a busy shopping street. A planned demonstration by The English Defence League in central Birmingham descended into violence as the group charged along New Street, close to the city's main train station. More than twenty men have been arrested. 'There were about 250 people in total, fighting and Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211414/Anti-fascists-clash-right-wing-protesters-Birmingham.html#ixzz0QFxinqVM
  • Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer

    03/28/2009 3:01:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 725+ views
    MedicineNet ^ | March 24 | Robert Preidt
    Aian-American women who consumed high amounts of soy during childhood appear to have reduced their risk for breast cancer, a U.S. National Cancer Institute study has found. "Historically, breast cancer incidence rates have been four to seven times higher among white women in the U.S. than in women in China or Japan," Regina Ziegler, a senior investigator in the cancer epidemiology and genetics division at the cancer institute, said in an agency news release. "However, when Asian women migrate to the U.S., their breast cancer risk rises over several generations and reaches that of U.S. white women, suggesting that modifiable...