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  • MTV Host Mocks Jeff Sessions’ Asian Grandchildren

    01/10/2017 9:38:53 AM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    Ira Madison III, an MTV News culture writer and host, mocked Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Asian-American grandchildren on Twitter Tuesday morning. Sessions appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday to give testimony in connection with his nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as attorney general. Sessions was accompanied by many members of his family, including his four Asian-American grandchildren. The senator’s daughter, Ruth Sessions Walk, is married to John Walk, an Asian-American man. Madison accused Sessions of stealing his grandchildren from Toys “R” Us for the hearing. He went on to call his grandchildren a “prop,” brought...
  • The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans

    11/30/2016 9:36:52 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 77 replies
    Jeff Guo
    Between 1940 and 1970, something remarkable happened to Asian Americans. Not only did they surpass African Americans in average household earnings, but they also closed the wage gap with whites. ... [The real secret to Asian American success was not education] How did that happen? About the same time that Asian Americans were climbing the socioeconomic ladder, they also experienced a major shift in their public image. At the outset of the 20th century, Asian Americans had often been portrayed as threatening, exotic and degenerate. But by the 1950s and 1960s, the idea of the model minority had begun to...
  • [Flashback] The Real Elaine Chao (Fire Walk Enter Demon)

    11/29/2016 10:13:02 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 7/16/2001 | Timothy Gallaher
    In early July of 2000, the Chinese language newspaper Sing Tao published a five-part feature on Elaine Chao, who has since become secretary of labor. The articles covered a number of issues including Chao’s views on China and U.S.-China relations. Among her comments were that she “in no way” agrees with the Cox Report, that the U.S. media and Hollywood demonize China, that it is unfortunate the Republican Party has Christian and religious critics of China and that China should understand it is in a public relations war and should improve its PR by cultivating contacts with Congress and journalists....
  • Exit polls were wrong about how many Asian Americans supported Trump

    11/12/2016 7:54:44 AM PST · by Tours · 49 replies
    Fusion ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 AD | Steph Yin
    A striking majority of Asian-American voters backed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to a national poll. The Asian-American National Election Eve Poll concluded that 75% of Asian Americans voted for Clinton, while only 19% voted for Donald Trump—a much wider margin than found by exit polls, which reported 65% of Asian Americans voting for Clinton. “Once again, the national media exit-poll numbers for Latinos and Asian Americans didn’t do it right and didn’t get it right,” Taeku Lee, UC Berkeley political science professor and the survey’s lead researcher, said in a release..... Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are...
  • Vanity: Suggested ad for Trump to motivate Korean-Americans

    11/04/2016 11:38:08 AM PDT · by sl-17b · 13 replies
    Vanity: I almost never post so this is likely in the wrong spot. If anyone has access to or can communicate with the Trump campaign here is a suggestion for an ad to influence Korean-Americans. Background: South Korea is currently going through a crisis with their President the influence certain people have with her. Suggestion: Make an ad in the New York, LA, Chicago, Wash DC, etc markets showing that the situation in Korea will be replicated here with Hillary and Soros/Abedin/etc.
  • Chinese-American group funds aerial Trump ad [Raleigh]

    10/29/2016 3:57:37 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 14 replies
    News & Observer (Raleigh) ^ | October 29, 2016 | David Ranii
    SANFORD - A group of local Chinese-Americans took their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to new heights on Saturday. The results were visible across much of the Triangle. An ad hoc group of local Chinese-Americans who are linked via a messaging app called WeChat – developed by Chinese company Tencent – pooled their resources to hire a single-engine plane towing a banner that proclaimed: “NC Chinese Americans for Trump.” The 180-horsepower Aviat Husky A-1B’s scheduled four-hour flight path started at the Raleigh Executive Airport in Sanford and included a flyby of Carter-Finley Stadium prior to the game between...
  • This is happening outside Trump Tower right now!

    This is happening outside Trump Tower right now!
  • Chinese Americans in More than 20 Cities to Launch “Aerial Campaign” for Donald Trump

    10/21/2016 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    CAFT ^ | October 19, 2016 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19, 2016 – Phoenix, Arizona — Beginning Saturday, October 22,2016 and in the coming two weeks, in more than 20 cities across USA, airplanes will carry “Chinese Americans for Trump” messages to show Chinese Americans’ support for Donald J. Trump’s campaign for the United States President. This is after their first successful aerial campaign for Trump which took place in Phoenix, Arizona on October 15. 2016. On that day an airplane that carried “AZ Chinese Americans for Trump” message flew across the sky of Greater Phoenix for 4 hours. On October 18, Chinese Americans for...
  • New Poll of SoCal Korean-Americans (Trump: 63% vs. Hillary: 36%)

    09/15/2016 10:35:49 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 31 replies
    Radio Korean News ^ | 9/14/2016 | Radio Korea
    [Translation] Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's approval ratings in the Korean community have dropped significantly. In a Radio Korea telephone survey conducted on September 14th, which canvassed 168 listeners, found that Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's approval rating was nearly 63% while the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's approval rating is a mere 36%
  • This Korean-American Really Doesn’t Want Hillary Clinton To Be President

    07/22/2016 7:52:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there’s one demographic that Republicans should win in national elections, it’s Asian Americans. They’re hard working, church going, family-oriented, and one of the most entrepreneurial people living in the country. Yet, the last time the GOP won this bloc of voters was back in 1992. Since then, it’s been a precipitous decline in voter support for the GOP to the point where it’s just as bad, if not worse, than the party’s performance with Hispanics. Yet, there were some signs that Asians had swung to the right. In the 2014 midterms, a poll showed a massive swing to the...
  • Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry

    05/04/2016 7:54:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 10:39 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy. Obama said America’s tradition is to welcome newcomers because it was founded by immigrants. He said that tradition also makes difficult to understand why some people are blocking efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws. “We don’t simply welcome new immigrants. We are born of immigrants,” Obama told hundreds attending the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies’ annual awards dinner. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization promotes Asian-American and Pacific Islander participation and representation in politics. …
  • I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha

    05/30/2015 9:49:26 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    EW ^ | May 29, 2015
    Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic comedy-drama, she portrays Allison Ng: an aggressively peppy Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish decent who falls for an existentially angst-y military contractor played by Bradley Cooper. But in order to process this idea of Stone as a bi-racial character, as someone whose genetic lineage can be traced back to the Middle Kingdom by way of Polynesia, you must first get past the obvious stumbling blocks: her alabaster skin and strawberry blond hair, her emerald...
  • Harvard's Asian-American Quota

    05/24/2015 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Asian-Americans are one of the nation's most astonishing success stories. In 1960, they accounted for less than 1 percent of the U.S. population but had a rich history of persecution -- from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Back then, no one could have imagined what lay ahead. Today, nearly 5 percent of Americans have Asian ancestry, tracing to countries from India to Japan. The Pew Research Center reports that they are "the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States." They are overrepresented in fields like medicine, engineering...
  • The GOP’s Asian Problem and How to Fix it

    05/16/2015 1:49:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2015 | Helen Raleigh
    It is well known that Asian Americans in this country vote overwhelmingly for Democrat candidates. Politico.com reported that “in the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won 73 percent of the Asian American vote, exceeding his support among Hispanics (71 percent) and women (55 percent).” What is unclear to many conservative politicians and operatives is why and how to fix it. But as the 2016 presidential race is heating up, any GOP candidate who wishes to have a serious shot at the White House simply cannot continue ignoring the Asian voting block, because the demographics in this country has already changed....
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (Ł5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • Dad pushed in front of train as horrified wife watches

    11/17/2014 4:23:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/2014 | Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Rebecca Harshbarger
    A hardworking father of two was killed Sunday when a stranger shoved him off a Bronx subway platform and into the path of a train — as his horrified wife looked on, family and police sources said. A suspect was spotted minutes later boarding a city bus — and then hopping off to coolly smoke a cigarette. --SNIP-- Police released surveillance video of a middle-aged, balding man dressed in a black leather jacket, black pants and white sneakers calmly sauntering outside the station after the crime.
  • California Gains the First Vietnamese American State Senator: Janet Nguyen

    11/08/2014 11:19:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    The New American Media ^ | November 5, 2014 | Bguoi Viet
    "Finally, after 40 years, our community made history today," Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen said on Tuesday night at Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Garden Grove. Nguyen's touching statement came as the Orange County Election Authority showed her leading in the Senate District 34 race at 62 percent of the vote by 10pm, with her Democratic rival Jose Solorio trailing behind at 38 percent. This is the first time the United States has had a state senator of Vietnamese descent. The state's 34th District includes parts of Long Beach and Orange County.
  • Election 2014: OC shift in GOP's relationship with Asian-Americans

    California Democrats were unable to regain their two-thirds legislative supermajority in the state Senate and lost ground in the Assembly, at least in part due to the victories of two Republican candidates from Orange County — both women, both Asian-American. The victories of Janet Nguyen in the 34th state Senate District and Young Kim in the 65th Assembly District over Democratic rivals could signal a shift in the Orange County political landscape – and more broadly, in the GOP’s relationship with Asian-Americans. University of California, Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan said the victories represent a nuanced picture of an electorate...
  • Daily Beast Notes Asian-Owned Businesses Bearing Brunt of Looting in Ferguson

    08/20/2014 3:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 20, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's a somewhat racial angle to the Ferguson, Mo., saga that you probably won't see MSNBC pick up on. The Daily Beast's Tim Mak today reported on "Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores." "Asian-Americans own a number of the stores lining West Florissant Avenue, where more than 20 businesses have suffered damage in the wake of Michael Brown’s killing," Mak noted, adding that "At least five of these stores are Asian-American-owned, according to local sources and business records. Just 0.5 percent of Ferguson is of Asian descent, according to 2010 U.S. Census data." While he made clear that...
  • Why Asian Americans Excel At Academics

    05/06/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2014 | TOM JACOBS, PACIFIC STANDARD
    Why do Asian Americans, as a group, tend to excel at academics? Newly published research arrives at a simple answer: They work harder than their non-Asian peers. The study also attempts to answer the less-simple question of why these kids tend to put more effort into their studies, and comes up with two likely answers: The culturally based belief that effort leads to achievement, and the fact that recent immigrants are highly motivated to succeed. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sociologists Amy Hsin of Queens College and Yu Xie of the University of Michigan analyze...
  • Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

    04/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-13-14
    A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship. The group, the Asian Republican Coalition, is co-founded by international investment banker John Ying, who during the 2012 presidential election cycle served on the Republican National Finance Committee. “We need a forum, and this first step will go a long way,” Ying told FoxNews.com earlier this week. He hopes the effort, which will include a May 6 kickoff event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Dear Mr. Colbert: Me so stupid. You so funny!

    04/02/2014 4:27:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Question: Who are the most prominent public purveyors of Asian stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America? The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats. The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal performance artist/illegal-alien-amnesty lobbyist Stephen Colbert wants Americans to believe. Last week on his Comedy Central show, Colbert resurrected his "satirical" 2005 "Ching-Chong Ding-Dong" skit, in which he speaks in pidgin English with a grossly exaggerated accent. He used it in a boneheaded attempt to ridicule Republican football team owner Dan Snyder and others who defend the Washington Redskins' name. "Oh, I ruv tea. It's...
  • 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...
  • Affirmative action proposal for California universities runs into Asian-American opposition

    03/17/2014 1:03:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 updated 3/16/14 | Katy Murphy and Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- A legislative push to permit California's public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from Asian-American parents who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. :snip: A planned referendum sailed through the state Senate in January without fanfare on a party-line vote, but three Asian-American Democrats who initially backed the measure are now calling for it to be "tabled" before the state Assembly has a chance to vote on it -- a highly unusual move. And it seems...
  • Has America Lost Its Grit?

    03/14/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish. Written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld (both are law professors at Yale), "The Triple Package" examines a number of groups who've succeeded in this country and advances a thesis about why groups (and nations) prosper or decline. The success of Asian-American immigrants (this principally includes people from China, Japan, Korea and India) is legendary. Less familiar is the bounding achievement of Nigerian immigrants. Though they account...
  • Asians Who Vote for Democrats

    03/08/2014 12:38:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2014 | Brian Kung
    When the state of California was slightly saner in 1996, California Proposition 209 was placed before the voters and was passed by a 55.5% to a 45.5% margin. What it did was prohibit state government institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, and ethnicity in the areas of public employment, public contracting, and public education. No longer would the hard working Asian high school student who got a 1300 on his/her SAT and a 3.7 GPA have to worry about being passed over for admission to a UC school by a classmate fof another ethnicity rom the same...
  • Chinese carjack victim of Boston bombers only escaped when they stopped for Red Bull and (trunc)

    04/23/2013 4:00:14 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 April 2013 | Paul Thompson
    A man taken hostage by the alleged Boston bombers after he was car jacked was able to escape after they stopped to buy cans of Red Bull at a gas station, MailOnline can reveal. The carjacking victim, whose name has not been revealed, has told authorities that being Chinese almost certainly saved his life, saying that the brothers told him they would not kill him because he was 'not American.' The victim was able to jump out of the car and flee while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, looked to buy cans of the energy drink and chocolate bars. From interviews with...
  • Why aren’t Asians Republicans?

    11/26/2012 9:51:06 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 105 replies
    AEI Ideas ^ | November 26, 2012 | Charles Murray
    Last week, I pointed out that there is no such thing as a natural social-conservative skew among Latino Americans. But that leaves open a rejoinder, expressed by several readers: The GOP doesn’t need to get all of the Latino vote, just its fair share. That’s true, and I should have made my point clearer. In the wake of the election, some social conservatives have tried a new version of the old Silent Majority argument, contending that Republicans can continue to make their candidates pass litmus tests on abortion and gay marriage and still win national elections if only it taps...
  • Stop talking about the Hispanics for a moment — what about Asian-Americans?

    11/10/2012 12:13:30 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 9, 2012 | David P. Goldman
    Apart from some fatuous self-congratulation from Asian-American liberals, there has been very little discussion of the 73-26 Asian-American margin of support for President Obama in last Tuesday’s election. That’s slightly smaller than the highest estimate of Latino support for Obama, at 75-23. Asian-Americans are a small minority now but their numbers are growing rapidly. Most conservatives consider Asian-Americans poster-children for the American model of self-motivated success. The facts bear this out. The Pew Research Center reported last July: Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public...
  • Applying While Asian

    12/16/2011 5:56:28 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 16, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    To check or not to check the Asian box? That is the pointed choice faced by Asian-American students applying to gain admission to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth, the nation's colleges. The Associated Press ran a report on Asian students of mixed parentage checking "white," if possible, on their applications to avoid outing themselves as Asians. The Princeton Review Student Advantage Guide counsels Asian-American students not to check the race box and warns against sending a photo. In a culture that makes so much of celebrating ethnic heritage, especially of racial minorities, and that...
  • Attacks on Asian-Americans Lead To Racial Tension in SF ["Perpetrators Black Teenagers"]

    05/15/2010 1:42:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 1,852+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 15th 2010 | JULIANA BARBASSA
    Attacks on Asian-Americans Lead To Racial Tension in SF Share By JULIANA BARBASSA May. 15, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO -- Mrs. Cheng feels like she's living under siege in her own home. In January, an 83-year-old neighbor, also a Chinese immigrant, was beaten into a coma. Days after he died in March, Mrs. Cheng, 53, was attacked and pushed off a public transit platform, coming to minutes later with front teeth knocked out and her mouth full of blood. Both attacks happened within a block of her house. Now Mrs. Cheng avoids going out, gets rides to work, and keeps her...
  • C.W. Nevius blog: Asian community rallies to stop violence

    05/05/2010 12:27:21 AM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies · 227+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | May 04 2010 at 06:30 PM | Posted By: C.W. Nevius
    [...] Signs read "Asians are not punching bags" and "stop racial violence." While organizers admit that the victims, particularly Chinese-Americans, have been reluctant to report and express public outrage over incidents in the past, the community seems united now. After an emotional two-hour session of testimony at last Tuesday's Board of Supervisor's meeting, Asian victims are speaking up and working hard to make sure the media focuses on the incidents. At Tuesday's rally victims were encouraged to record their stories on video and to write out the details on cards and place them in a note box. Li says the...
  • Battle looms over Obama nominee to 9th District Court

    04/09/2010 12:27:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 685+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/9/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON – Goodwin Liu couldn't speak English until kindergarten, but he went on to become co-valedictorian at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, a Rhodes Scholar and a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Now he's under attack on Capitol Hill, where Republicans oppose his nomination to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Liu, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, is attracting far more attention than most judicial nominees. While his backers are excited by his solidly liberal credentials, some opponents fear Obama is preparing Liu for what would be a historic appointment: the first...
  • The murder that galvanized Asian American activism

    03/05/2010 1:38:16 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies · 824+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/05/2010 | Jeff Gammage
    As part of making his documentary, producer Curtis Chin asked about 80 young Asian Americans a simple question: Have you heard of Vincent Chin? The answers came back: No. No. "Um, from the riot, a long time ago?" "From Canada?" No. The correct answer: Vincent Chin was a 27-year-old Chinese American who in 1982 was beaten to death by two Detroit autoworkers
  • Atlanta's Transit System Changes 'Yellow Line' to 'Gold' After Asian Outrage

    02/11/2010 5:02:19 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 727+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2010
    Atlanta's transit system will rename a train route into the heart of the city's Asian community in response to complaints that calling it the "yellow line" showed a lack of racial sensitivity. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority issued a statement Thursday afternoon announcing it would change the name of the line to the "gold line." "The expressed concerns regarding the use of the phrase 'yellow line' will be addressed in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible," MARTA officials said in the statement. The move to change the name to "gold" coincides with the demands of some advocates in...
  • Do colleges redline Asian-Americans?

    02/09/2010 6:08:26 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 35 replies · 747+ views
    SAT SCORES aren’t everything. But they can tell some fascinating stories. Take 1,623, for instance. That’s the average score of Asian-Americans, a group that Daniel Golden - editor at large of Bloomberg News and author of “The Price of Admission’’ - has labeled “The New Jews.’’ After all, much like Jews a century ago, Asian-Americans tend to earn good grades and high scores. And now they too face serious discrimination in the college admissions process. Notably, 1,623 - out of a possible 2,400 - not only separates Asians from other minorities (Hispanics and blacks average 1,364 and 1,276 on the...
  • 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...
  • Do colleges redline Asian-Americans?

    02/08/2010 9:55:18 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies · 1,381+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2010 | Kara Miller
    SAT SCORES aren’t everything. But they can tell some fascinating stories. Take 1,623, for instance. That’s the average score of Asian-Americans, a group that Daniel Golden - editor at large of Bloomberg News and author of “The Price of Admission’’ - has labeled “The New Jews.’’ After all, much like Jews a century ago, Asian-Americans tend to earn good grades and high scores. And now they too face serious discrimination in the college admissions process. Notably, 1,623 - out of a possible 2,400 - not only separates Asians from other minorities (Hispanics and blacks average 1,364 and 1,276 on the...
  • Location of U.S. Christian Missionary In North Korea Unknown

    12/26/2009 1:52:59 PM PST · by don-o · 5 replies · 518+ views
    AP - via Fox News ^ | December 26, 2009
    SEOUL, South Korea — An American Christian missionary slipped into isolated North Korea on Christmas Day, shouting that he brought God's love and carrying a letter urging leader Kim Jong Il to step down and free all political prisoners, an activist said Saturday. Robert Park, 28, crossed a poorly guarded stretch of the frozen Tumen River that separates North Korea from China, according to a member of the Seoul-based group Pax Koreana, which promotes human rights in the North. Two other activists apparently watched and filmed the entry. "I am an American citizen. I brought God's love. God loves you...
  • Asian Americans drive Army recruiting boom in L.A.

    12/16/2009 12:08:32 AM PST · by thecodont · 4 replies · 492+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | December 16, 2009 | By Teresa Watanabe
    On a chilly Saturday morning this month, the future soldiers of the U.S. Army huffed and puffed through push-ups, sit-ups and stretches in Whittier Narrows Regional Park in South El Monte. There was the gangly white kid with the blond buzz cut and the buffed-out Latino dude, head draped in a black bandanna. And then there was Jennifer Ren, small, slight and bespectacled, an immigrant from China who gamely kept up with the guys and sees the Army as a ticket to U.S. citizenship and a job in accounting and finance. Down the training line was Christopher Ly, the son...
  • Federal complaint expected on school violence

    12/12/2009 11:16:09 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 11 replies · 644+ views
    Philly.Com ^ | 12/12/2009 | Kristen A. 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...
  • 3-Day Funeral for Pfc. Kham Xiong (St. Paul soldier killed in Fort Hood shootings)

    12/07/2009 11:04:40 AM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 10 replies · 688+ views
    www.myfoxtwincities.com ^ | Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009, 2:53 PM CST
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - Arrangements have been made for a traditional, three-day Hmong funeral for Pfc. Kham Xiong of St. Paul who was among 13 people killed in the Fort Hood Army Base shootings. The funeral service for Xiong will start at Legacy Funeral Home's Maplewood chapel starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. The service will run through the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 30. Xiong will then be buried with military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. "Pfc. Kham Xiong came to America from Thailand as a small child," President Barack Obama said during a memorial service at Fort...
  • Asian students under attack at S. Phila. High

    12/04/2009 4:33:58 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 67 replies · 2,514+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/04/09 | DAFNEY TALES
    Zhihua Tian traveled thousands of miles from his native China earlier this year to profit from the treasures of the American education system. Unfortunately, he landed at South Philadelphia High School, where the number of violent incidents often overshadow student achievements. Tian, 19, of South Philly, and five other students who are recent immigrants are staying home today because they were among 26 Asian students who were attacked by a gang of other students throughout the day yesterday, said Xu Lin, of the Chinatown Development Corporation, who works with victimized students.
  • So, Who Attacked The South Philly Asians?

    12/05/2009 1:31:41 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 25 replies · 1,578+ views
    This CBS3.Com story describing how Asian kids are the subject of race-based attacks at South Philadelphia High School -- the alma mater of Mario Lanza, Al Martino and Larry Fine -- is going around the word via a link to the Drudge Report and what is glaringly unclear in it? No where does is it spelled out who exactly are the racist anti-Asian attackers. The story quotes one unidentified student as saying "It was blacks and whites and they saw the Asians at the school, it all started with an argument." Well, that certainly explains it.
  • 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.
  • Are Asian voters swinging Republican? (Indian Americans tired of Democrats?)

    11/18/2009 2:14:25 AM PST · by cold start · 10 replies · 1,074+ views
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 17th November 2009 | Michael Barone
    Asian voters switching to Republicans? Prowling through the election returns in the governor races two weeks ago, I was surprised to find that Middlesex County, New Jersey, voted for Republican Chris Christie over Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine by a 48%-44% margin, almost exactly the same as Christie’s 49%-45% statewide margin. Middlesex County has been a Democratic county for as long as I have been studying election returns (going back to the 1960 election). In close elections it voted 58%-42% for John Kennedy in 1960, 46%-43% for Hubert Humphrey in 1968 (when he failed to carry New Jersey), 51%-47% for Jimmy...
  • Barone: Are Asian voters swinging Republican?

    11/17/2009 6:43:01 PM PST · by HokieMom · 38 replies · 1,354+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2009 | Barone
    Prowling through the election returns in the governor races two weeks ago, I was surprised to find that Middlesex County, New Jersey, voted for Republican Christie over Democratic incumbent Corzine by a 48%-44% margin, almost exactly the same as Christie’s 49%-45% statewide margin. Middlesex County has been a Democratic county for as long as I have been studying election returns (going back to the 1960 election). In close elections it voted 58%-42% for John Kennedy in 1960, 46%-43% for Humphrey in 1968 (when he failed to carry New Jersey), 51%-47% for Carter in 1976, 46%-38% and 56%-32% for Bill Clinton...
  • Fairfax teen may have died in Korean exorcism, police say

    10/22/2009 7:34:23 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 268+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2009 | Tom Jackman
    Someone pummeled and smothered 18-year-old Rayoung Kim in a bedroom of her home in a new suburban subdivision in Fairfax County. She fell unconscious and later died. Fairfax police think the fatal injuries occurred in July 2008 during a Korean exorcism, in which a spiritual shaman and family members try to force evil spirits to leave a possessed person. That account is in a police affidavit filed recently in Fairfax Circuit Court, which quotes Kim's brother as saying his sister was involved in a religious ritual in the moments before she passed out. The court filing also quotes the medical...
  • Do Elite Private Colleges Discriminate Against Asian Students?

    10/20/2009 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Bob017 · 57 replies · 1,594+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 7 October 2009 | Kim Clark
    A recent study of the applicants to seven elite colleges in 1997 found that Asian students were much more likely to be rejected than seemingly similar students of other races. Also, athletes and students from top high schools had admissions edges, as did low-income African-Americans and Hispanics. Translating the advantages into SAT scores, study author Thomas Espenshade, a Princeton sociologist, calculated that African-Americans who achieved 1150 scores on the two original SAT tests had the same chances of getting accepted to top private colleges in 1997 as whites who scored 1460s and Asians who scored perfect 1600s...