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  • Former Ivy League admissions dean reveals why highly qualified Asian students often get rejected

    06/10/2015 7:45:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    Asian American students may be at a distinct disadvantage when applying to highly competitive colleges, according to Sara Harberson, a former Ivy League admissions dean. In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Harberson — the former associate dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College — writes that there is always a reason for a college applicant's rejection. In many cases, students are denied admission because they don't have a "tag" associated with their application — what Harberson calls "the proverbial golden ticket for...
  • Spelling bee officials confront racist reaction

    05/27/2015 9:41:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | May 27, 2015 | by Bob Collins
    The National Spelling Bee preliminary round is being held today, and its officials are confronting the racism that has accompanied it in recent years. Indian American children have won the spelling bee for seven straight years and 11 of the last 15. Paige Kimble, the Bee’s director, addressed the question last week, partly because of the racially charged tweets that have grown to accompany the spelling bee. “We certainly followed the coverage last year,” Kimble said, “and we are aware of Twitter posts that are not nice, that indicate that we have a long way to go as a country...
  • Harvard discriminates against Asians as it once did to Jews

    05/20/2015 7:30:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/20/2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re applying to Harvard and your last name is Wong or Liu, changing it to Lopez or Luciano might just make the difference you need to get in. Harvard routinely rejects “Asian” applicants in favor of whites and sought-after minorities with lower test scores and grades. Enrollment data reveal that Harvard limits Asian-Americans to a flat 15-18 percent of the student body, year after year, though they increasingly dominate the top of the applicant pool. To smoke out ethnicity, Harvard requires applicants to provide their parents’ place of birth, mother’s maiden name and whether their family has ever changed...
  • What Ivy League Affirmative Action Really Looks Like — from the Inside

    05/19/2015 6:58:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    nat review ^ | 5/18/15 | d french
    Asian Americans have finally had enough. They’re tired of working harder, achieving more academically, then having that held against them as they try to fulfill their educational dreams in our nation’s most elite universities. To gain entry into top private schools such as Harvard or the best public schools such as the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, no one has to do better than Americans of Chinese or Japanese or Korean descent. To make room for black, Latino, and — yes — white students, deserving Asian Americans are pushed aside. And they’re tired of it. So last week a coalition...
  • The Other Racial Divide: Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?

    05/19/2015 1:11:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 25, 2015 Issue | Dennis P. Halpin, former U.S. consul
    When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything. After working diligently for years building small businesses in a new country, they watched their efforts literally go up...
  • Duke University Professor on Leave After Racist Online Comments Spark Outrage [Racist?]

    05/17/2015 11:15:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | May 17, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    A Duke University professor has reportedly been placed on leave after posting racist comments online that included talk of “the blacks” and “the Asians.” Jerry Hough commented on a New York Times editorial titled “How Racism Doomed Baltimore”...The key question,though,according to Hough, “is whether my comments were largely accurate. In writing me, no one has said I was wrong, just racist.”....full comments in the New York Times:This editorial is what is wrong. The Democrats are an alliance of Westchester and Harlem,of Montgomery County and intercity Baltimore. Westchester and Montgomery get a Citigroup asset stimulus policy that triples the market. The...
  • 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...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • No Ma: Marijuana's Hardest Sell — the Chinese

    04/24/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 | Chris Roberts
    Want to escape the booming neighborhoods of San Francisco? Head west, where the rows of single-family Mediterranean-style or boxy Doelger homes that make up the Sunset District are virtually unchanged since their construction in the mid-20th century, giving the avenues a timeless feel. There are no towering construction cranes putting up condos, and 21st-century conveniences fail you: My Sidecar ride request to be taken to the Sunset was rejected three times before I settled in for a $40 cab ride. There is also little sign of California's multibillion dollar cannabis industry. The city's west side is entirely bereft of legal...
  • 2016 Elections: Why This Year is the Time To Focus on Asian American Voter Power

    04/21/2015 10:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Asian Fortune ^ | April 21, 2015 | Jennie Ilustre
    Next year, the country will elect a new president. But next year is already here. Notice how candidates are already positioning themselves for the primaries and caucuses? It is urgent that now–not next year–is when all candidates must realize that American voters of Asian and Pacific heritage will play a major role in the 2016 elections. Republican Jeb Bush was first at the gate, albeit unofficially, in next year’s presidential elections. Bush is of course, former Florida governor and son and brother of two former presidents. In a crowded Republican field, Senator Ted Cruz was the first to officially launch...
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Apparently upset that “blocs” of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested “culture” be included when assigning people to public housing. “There could be some benefit to housing people by culture,” Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. “I think it needs to be discussed.” lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo weren’t a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 – if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 – everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • Five Easy Steps To Eliminate Racism In The New Year

    01/07/2015 9:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Choosing to hate people simply based upon the color of their skin is despicable! Likewise, presuming that all whites are inherently racist based strictly upon the color of their skin is appalling."How is it that Asians can succeed in America and we can't?" That was the question some of my friends and I asked ourselves as teenagers. Growing up in Los Angeles, Asian owned businesses were plentiful throughout the 'hood. Equally common was the animus blacks felt towards them. Rappers and racepreneurs like Jesse Jackson contributed to the disdain we felt for foreigners establishing their businesses on our turf. The...
  • The misleading lawsuit accusing Harvard of bias against Asian Americans

    01/05/2015 6:02:57 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/02/2015 | By Julie J. Park
    A lawsuit filed against Harvard University in November by a group called Students for Fair Admissions alleges that the school’s admissions policy discriminates against Asian Americans. A key component of the argument is the higher average SAT scores of Asian American students who are admitted to elite U.S. colleges and universities. To make its case, the suit notes the findings of a study of seven top public and private colleges: “Asian Americans needed SAT scores that were about 140 points higher than white students. . . . [I]f a white student needed a 1320 SAT score to be admitted to one of...
  • Census: Whites become 'minority' in 2044, Hispanic population twice blacks'

    12/17/2014 7:54:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 15, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    New population projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that whites will become a “minority” by 2044, replaced by a “majority” of minority groups, mostly blacks and Hispanics.The new projections, analyzed in a Brookings Institution report, show the huge rise of Hispanics, projected to make up 25.1 percent of the U.S. population in 2044, double African-Americans.According to the analysis, the white will make up 49.7 percent of the country in 2044, minorities the rest. What’s more, by 2060, whites will account for just 44 percent of the country.Brookings attributed the shift to a “majority minority nation” this way:— The...
  • Victim to armed robbers: Turn yourselves in and I'll pay for your college

    12/01/2014 12:56:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News' Today Show ^ | November 26, 2014 | Marisa Kabas
    Dr. Victor Ho lives in an upscale Houston neighborhood. He never imagined he’d be a victim of a violent crime. But that changed the day he came home to find himself face-to-face with two armed robbers. However, instead of feeling anger towards the young men who threatened him and his family’s safety, Ho and his wife, Arielle Lawson, instead threw them a lifeline: the offer of a free education. “We thought, how can we show our children how to make a good situation out of a bad situation and be a better person than the person who did this to...
  • Left Out of the Narrative (The Ferguson convenience store clerks, etc.)

    11/30/2014 11:06:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | November 30, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Everybody recognizes the names of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in connection with the riots in Ferguson. But here’s a question. What was the name of the manager of the convenience store who Michael Brown strongarmed? We may not be able to cite a name, but Joe Biden can put us in the ballpark. ”You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” We know that whatever his name was it was of Indian derivation. The Ferguson Market, where Brown allegedly grabbed a handful of cigars before his deadly encounter with police,...
  • Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

    11/27/2014 5:05:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jack Linshi
    Ferguson isn’t simply black versus white. A peculiar Vine floated around social media Monday evening following the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo. The short video shows an Asian-American shopkeeper standing in his looted store, with a hands-in-his-pockets matter-of-factness and a sad slump to his facial expression. “Are you okay, sir?” an off-screen cameraman asks. “Yes,” the storeowner says, dejectedly. The clip is only a few seconds, but it highlights the question of where Asian-Americans stand in the black and white palette often used to paint incidents like Ferguson. In the story of a white cop’s killing of a black...
  • The Democrats’ Immigration Problem

    11/21/2014 8:53:52 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/20/2014 | ZOLTAN L. HAJNAL
    SAN DIEGO — PRESIDENT OBAMA’S executive order eliminating the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants is good policy. It is the right thing to do. But it is a dangerous move for the Democratic Party. Yes, immigration is an important issue for most Latinos and Asian-Americans. And yes, 63 percent of Latinos and 66 percent of Asian- Americans voted for Democratic candidates for Congress in the midterms. The executive order could solidify and expand that support for years to come. But Latinos and Asian-Americans made up only 11 percent of the electorate. Even if immigration were the only...
  • Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans

    11/17/2014 2:14:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    A newly formed group, the Students for Fair Representation, has filed suit challenging racial and other affirmative action preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lawsuits are brought by the same law firm that represented Fisher in Fisher v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court ruled that affirmative action plans were subject to strict scrutiny in applying the Equal Protection Clause: The parties asked the Court to review whether the judgment below was consistent with “this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S....
  • Black Bus Tour Guide Goes On Racist Rant Against Chinese [Video]

    10/24/2014 6:16:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 10/24/14 | Javier Manjarres
    Yo! Yo! Yo! Who says black on white or black on Asian racism isn’t alive and well in America? A bus tour guide in the liberal Mecca known as San Francisco, California, recently went on a racist rant against the Chinese people and the Chinatown district of that city. In a 2:30 minute video that was shot by one of the tourist along for the ride, the guide, who just so happens to be a black woman, is seen wielding what appears to be a bottle of booze while sharing her hate for Chinatown and its residents.
  • Among Asians, Filipinos trust USA the most - survey

    09/24/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 09/24/2014 | By Camille Diola
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has an ally in the Philippines, where an overwhelming majority sees it favorably at 92 percent—the highest among surveyed Asian countries.Bruce Stokes, stated in a presentation delivered last weekend and posted online, cited a survey by US-based think tank Pew Research Center and noted that only 6 percent of Filipinos were found to have an "unfavorable" view of the US within the survey period.The survey was conducted from March 17 to June 5 across 44 countries totaling 48,643 respondents through "nationally represented" telephone and face-to-face interviews with adults of 18 years and older.Across...
  • Belgian Authorities Prevent Terrorist Attack in European Commission Headquarters: Reports

    09/21/2014 5:05:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 21 September 2014 | N/A
    MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) – Belgian authorities have detained two people, who planned a terrorist attack in European Commission Headquarters in Brussels, Agence France-Presse has reported citing the local media. According to Belgian daily L'Echo, the country’s authorities have been conducting a number of preventive operations in recent months against the extremism in the region and have arrested several people suspected of links with jihadists. A source told L'Echo that about 400 Belgian citizens are involved in the Syrian conflict fighting on the side of the extremists, and approximately 90 people have returned home. The Dutch NOS Media Company...
  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the "Orient"

    09/17/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive.
  • Farrakhan Attacks Arabs, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Whites in Ferguson Rant

    08/26/2014 10:17:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 25, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During his latest sermon for the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed the protests and controversies surrounding Ferguson, MO. police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Micheal Brown. Farrakhan said, "With 67 percent of black people you have to live under a white mayor with 67 percent white people you cant make the laws that govern that town. Now if that's the condition let me set the stage for Michael Brown. See I don't know about the store they say he strong armed somebody and took some cigars but I know this, coming to Chicago ... when you live...
  • Why NYC’s push to change school admissions will punish poor Asians

    07/20/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Dennis Saffran
    In 2004, 7-year-old Ting Shi arrived in New York from China, speaking almost no English. For two years, he shared a bedroom in a Chinatown apartment with his grandparents — a cook and a factory worker — and a young cousin, while his parents put in 12-hour days at a small laundromat they had purchased on the Upper East Side. Ting mastered English and eventually set his sights on getting into Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of New York City’s eight “specialized high schools.” When he was in sixth grade, he took the subway downtown from his parents’ small...
  • Democrats open their War on Asians: they are way too successful for the Marxist Party

    06/25/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Asians in Democrat-run cities had better be on guard: the Democrats’ War on Asians is about to get under way. For the past few years, Democrats have been whining about the war on women they imagine Republicans are conducting. Their empty charges can’t be proved but they don’t have to be because they’re nothing more than fund raiser letter material designed to separate liberal women from their money. Nevertheless, the Democrats have actually started their own war and this one is on Asians. To the Democrat Party, Asians are a blazing red reminder that success is not given to people...
  • New York Times Wants Google to Fire Asians for Diversity

    06/02/2014 2:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/02 | Daniel Greenfield
    Maybe just call them White Asians and that will make it okay.The New York Times and assorted liberal activists are complaining that Google is too white. And by too white, they mean less white than the national average. Non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company. But the New York Times is unhappy… Google’s disclosures come amid an escalating debate over the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Although tech is a key...
  • New York Times apparently thinks Asians are now 'white'

    05/30/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Its’ quite a telling moment from the Gray Lady, spotted by Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post:  The New York Times Bits blog reports: Google on Wednesday released statistics on the makeup of its work force, providing numbers that offer a stark glance at how Silicon Valley remains a white man’s world. But wait — just a few paragraphs down, the post notes that non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company.The New York Times is joining Apartheid-era South Africa...
  • 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...
  • Asians Derail Affirmative Action In California: Repeal ban on racial preferences fails in Senate

    04/14/2014 7:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/14/2014 | John Rosenberg
    The express train hurtling to return racial preference admissions to California — in the form of State Constitutional Amendment 5 [1], which if placed on the ballot and approved by voters would have overturned Prop. 209 —has just been derailed [2] by an outburst of opposition from Asian Americans.The eruption of opposition caught SCA 5’s Democratic sponsors by surprise and caused a crucial three Asian American senators to withdraw their support, depriving the measure of the two thirds senate majority required to place an initiative on the ballot. “Prior to the vote on SCA 5 in the Senate,” Senators...
  • Stephen Colbert, Racist: The unfunny “comedian” mocks Asians and calls it satire.

    04/02/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2014 | 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 so...
  • Asian immigrants surpass Hispanics as largest wave in America (2012)

    02/05/2014 8:35:47 PM PST · by dennisw · 85 replies
    globalpost ^ | June 19, 2012
    Asians have taken over Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. According to CNN, the report showed that in 2010, 36 percent of new immigrants to America were Asians, compared to 31 percent who were Hispanic. A decade ago, those numbers were 19 percent Asians and 59 percent Hispanics. The numbers have pushed the population of individuals of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million, also making Asians the fastest-growing racial group in the country, according to The New York Times. According to the...
  • The Next American Majority

    11/05/2013 10:30:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 1, 2013 | William W. Chip
    AMERICA’S CHANGING demographics, long a delicate topic, have become an increasingly prominent part of national political debate... --snip-- "The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies," that encouraging reports of higher Hispanic rates of graduation from high school often did not account for Hispanics who never entered high school in the first place. They warned that “as a group, Latino students today perform academically at levels that will consign them to lives as members of a permanent underclass in American society. Moreover, their situation is projected to worsen over time.” Academic stagnation in so large and rapidly expanding...
  • European Roots for Native Americans?

    11/05/2013 6:05:07 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 36 replies
    The Scientist ^ | October 29, 2013 | Bob Grant
    An analysis of ancient DNA from a 24,000-year-old Siberian skeleton generates a new model for the original peopling of the Western Hemisphere. Native Americans may not have descended from East Asians who crossed the Bering Land Bridge more than 15,000 years ago, according to a new genomic analysis of a millennia-old Siberian skeleton. A portion of the nuclear DNA recovered from the upper arm bone of a 4-year-old boy that was buried near the Siberian village of Mal’ta about 24,000 years ago is shared by modern Native Americans and no other group. But the boy appears to have been descended...
  • 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...
  • The allure of 'yellow fever'

    08/11/2013 7:25:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2013 | By Margot Peppers
    A new documentary, which airs tonight on PBS, explores the psychology behind yellow fever - the phenomenon that sees white men attracted to, and sometimes even obsessed with, Asian women. Filmed and directed by Debbie Lum, a fourth-generation Chinese-American from St Louis, Missouri, Seeking Asian Female looks to discover why many men see Asians as ideal wives, a concept that is 'very painful for the Asian-American community,' Ms Lum told ABC News.
  • Marriage Rate Drops to New Low

    07/20/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT · by qwertyz · 22 replies
    Live Science ^ | 7/19/13 | Megan Gannon
    The marriage rate in the United States is continuing its decades-long downward slide, with fewer American women than ever getting married and others waiting longer to wed, according to a new report. The marriage rate has fluctuated in the past, with dips in the 1930s and 1960s, but it has been in steady decline since the 1970s. Now, researchers report that the marriage rate has dropped to a new low of 31.1, meaning there are about 31 marriages in the U.S. for every 1,000 unmarried women, researchers found. In 1950, that number was 90.2. In 1920, it was 92.3...
  • Supreme Court’s Decisions on Race Preferences Increasingly Meaningless

    07/01/2013 7:14:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservatives are praising last week’s Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, which dealt a slight blow to affirmative action. The high court remanded a decision upholding affirmative action back to the trial court, with instructions to use a stricter standard of review, known as strict scrutiny. Opining for the majority in the 5-4 decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy held that in order for the University of Texas’s affirmative action program of race discrimination to be found constitutional, the university must prove that it has no feasible alternative to considering race in admissions. The Court didn’t go quite as...
  • Why Asian-Americans Have Turned Their Backs on the Republican Party

    02/27/2013 5:16:17 AM PST · by yinandyang · 82 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Lloyd Green
    Since 2000, Asian-Americans have consistently voted Democratic. In 2008, Asian-Americans gave 62 percent of their vote to Barack Obama. Last November that number jumped to 73 percent even as the president’s margin of victory in the popular vote was cut in half as he garnered a Dukakis-like 41 percent of white voters and slid by more than 13 points among Jewish-Americans.
  • Anti-American Asians Don't Speak for Me

    01/18/2013 4:45:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan deserves a rhetorical roundhouse kick to the mouth. So does his pal PSY, the Korean rapper whose "Gangnam Style" music video has racked up more than a billion views worldwide. Both men have raked in big bucks from Western fans while trashing the very freedoms and cultures that made them superstars. Last week, The Washington Post spotlighted a recent interview Chan did with Chinese TV in which he accused America of being "the most corrupt country in the world." The Hong Kong-born Chan also admitted proudly that he is a propagandist for the Communist...
  • Republicans Need to Reach Minorities

    12/17/2012 5:18:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    The biggest story of the past election was how President Obama’s team was able to get his interest groups to the polls and how correspondingly the Republicans feel behind on certain interest groups. It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do. To discover what happened one has to look at what the Republicans have been doing and why they failed to attract certain voters. The first and most important point is not that they have failed policies or...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - Over the Cliff

    12/01/2012 10:54:03 AM PST · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 01 December 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Republicans are playing into the hands of the enemy by emphasizing the fiscal cliff negotiations. There is very little to negotiate here. Obama, fresh off a stolen election, carved out over the bodies of hurricane victims, is daring Republicans to say no to him. And a dispirited Republican establishment is still feeling beaten and too willing to give in. There are two scenarios here. Either Obama is bluffing or he isn't. And it doesn't really matter which one is correct. The crisis is being exploited with nonsense about fixing the giant hole in the economy created by Obama, by raising...
  • Why Asian Americans Voted So Overwhelmingly For Obama

    12/01/2012 6:50:41 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-1-2012 | Menzie Chinn
    Why Asian Americans Voted So Overwhelmingly For Obama Menzie Chinn, EconbrowserDec. 1, 2012, 7:18 AMMenzie Chinn is a professor at Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs Noahpinion asks: “[W]hy did Asian-Americans break so strongly for Obama? I provide my (slightly different) answer. As Noahpinion observes, given Asian American’s higher than average income, the Romney-esque argument that the group is one of “takers” not “makers” cannot be correct (of course, there is little empirical content to this particular thesis, anyway). 2012 was not an isolated event, by the way. I am not a political scientist, and so am not...
  • 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...
  • Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

    11/19/2012 3:59:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/12 | David Lev
    Although “only” three Israelis have been killed as a result of the ongoing Hamas terror rocket attacks against Israel, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering – perhaps none more than residents of immigrant absorption centers in southern Israel. Unlike veteran Israeli families, these new immigrants – many of them olim from Ethiopia – have no family elsewhere in the country to take them in, and hence nowhere to go. On Monday, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky visited one of these centers. Accompanying a delegation from the North American UJA-Federation, Sharansky visited the Ivim Absorption Center in the Sha'ar Hanegev...
  • Stop talking about the Hispanics for a moment — what about Asian-Americans?

    11/11/2012 6:21:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 9, 2012 - 9:22 am | 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...
  • 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...
  • Stunning 'dirty secret' about racism in U.S.

    06/13/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    The San Francisco Examiner calls it a “dirty secret:” Groups of black people targeting Asians for violence, robbery and even murder. “In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study. In Philadelphia, secrets may be even more violent and widespread. Over the last three years, the Philadelphia Daily News found “at least 15 home invasions or other attacks on Asian business owners outside their businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2008, followed by another spike of at least 19 actual or...
  • Marion Barry criticizes hospitals for hiring Filipina nurses

    04/24/2012 11:38:01 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2012 | Lisa Gartner
    Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry made comments Monday about Filipina nurses who work in District hospitals, just weeks after Barry told his supporters that Asian businesses "ought to go." At a hearing, Barry told the president and board members of the University of the District of Columbia that the school should be supplying D.C. residents to serve in the "lucrative" posts of nurses and teachers. But that was not the case, Barry said. "In fact, it's so bad, that if you go to the hospital now, you find a number of immigrants who are nurses, particularly from the Philippines," Barry...
  • Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

    04/05/2012 8:41:53 AM PDT · by StevieRay20 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/05/2012 | Alan Blinder
    Celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, Barry spoke up about the prominence of businesses owned by Asians in the District. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” Barry, who won't be opposed in November's general election as he seeks his third consecutive term on the D.C. Council, was unavailable for comment Thursday morning.