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  • Liberals can't handle the Asian factor in affirmative action

    08/03/2017 9:02:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2017 | Mark Bauerlein
    Liberals can't handle the Asian factor in affirmative action By Mark Bauerlein Updated 1807 GMT (0207 HKT) August 3, 2017 The big surprise in the study was that Asians had to score significantly higher than whites, as well as blacks and Hispanics. Despite having a higher average SAT score, Asians have lower odds of admission than do "comparable whites." Take away those inequities and Asian enrollment would do what it did at Caltech in California, where racial preferences are outlawed. In 1992, Asian enrollment was 25%. In 2013, it was 43%. According to Students for Fair Admission, an anti-affirmative action...
  • Teen who was raped is raped again while looking for help: cops (both perps "Asian")

    07/28/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/28/2017 | The Sun
    A major double manhunt has been launched after a sickening back-to-back assault in Birmingham, England. Detectives said the teen was first attacked in a secluded part of Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, about 120 miles northwest of London, sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday. The victim had walked to the station with her friend but was led away by a man who approached her. Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help. But after getting in the car, she was...
  • Is Asian Salad a Microaggression?

    05/01/2017 9:00:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 28, 2017 | Victorino Matus
    Tsui, the author of American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, took to the pages of the New York Times in an op-ed titled "Why is Asian Salad Still on the Menu?" She writes, "The persistence of these names—let’s at least call them ‘questionable’—on the American restaurant menu underscores how non-Asian-Americans have been making up their own version of Asianness for a long time now." . . . This use of "Oriental" and "Asian" is rooted in the wide-ranging, "all look same" stereotypes of Asian culture that most people don’t really perceive as being racist. It creates a kind...
  • The Skins Game

    03/30/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Z Man ^ | March 29, 2017
    There’s a popular quote from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, where one character asks another character how he went bankrupt. The response is “Gradually and then suddenly.” It’s funny because it is true. The great upheavals in human affairs seldom happen without warning. They are always part of a long process that was plain to see, but people preferred not to notice it so it rolled along until a crash or revolution. A generation or two from now, people will look back at America and wonder how racial conflict broke out after what many thought were years of social progress....
  • 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...
  • Clinton’s Asian American snub could have cost her Michigan

    12/02/2016 7:19:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Asia Times ^ | December 3, 2016 | Doug Tsuruoka|
    The almost razor-thin margins in battleground states that elected Donald Trump as the next US president have some observers wondering if Asian American voters might have helped to tip the balance for Hillary Clinton if events had taken a slightly different turn. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Michigan, where on November 28, the state’s election board certified Trump as the winner almost three weeks after the contest by two-tenths of a percentage point, or 47.6% to 47.4%. The margin of 10,704 votes was the closest in Michigan history. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is pressing for yet...
  • 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...
  • Upward Mobility and Discrimination: Asians and African Americans

    11/28/2016 8:19:32 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Tabarrok
    Asians in America faced heavy discrimination and animus in the early twentieth century. Yet, after institutional restrictions were lifted in the late 1940s, Asian incomes quickly converged to white incomes. Why? In the politically incorrect paper of the year (ungated) Nathaniel Hilger argues that convergence was due to market forces subverting discrimination. ... Despite this intense discrimination, Asian (primarily Japanese and Chinese) incomes converged to white incomes as early as 1960 and certainly by 1980. One argument is that Asians invested so heavily in education that convergence has been overstated but Hilger shows that convergence occurred conditional on education. Similarly,...
  • Broadway Union Takes Issue With ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call For ‘Non-White’ Performers

    11/19/2016 5:11:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/29/2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hottest show on Broadway has won praise for its groundbreaking casting of black and Latino performers, but now, “Hamilton” may have run afoul of the strict New York City Human Rights Law. As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the controversy was sparked by a casting notice posted by the producers of “Hamilton,” which specifically seeks “non-white” performers. One critic said “Hamilton” takes a story that “valorizes dead white guys” and replaces it with black, Latino and multi-ethnic performers playing America’s founding fathers. But as the blockbuster musical looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice...
  • Las Vegas casinos love Chinese gamblers. So these guys built a casino just for them

    10/26/2016 9:00:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    LA times ^ | October 26, 2016 | David Pierson
    Casino operators know there’s no gambler quite like the Chinese. With their affinity for baccarat, the most lucrative game in Las Vegas, Chinese gamblers have long commanded special treatment — be it with private Chinese gaming salons, Lunar New Year festivities or performances from pop stars flown in from Hong Kong and Taiwan. No one in Las Vegas, however, has built a casino and hotel strictly for Chinese visitors until now. The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino is billing itself as Las Vegas’ first Asian-themed resort, funded in large part by Chinese investors. The property, set to open Dec. 3...
  • Terrified policemen pushed each other out of the way [...] to escape topless machete thug (UK)

    07/24/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 33 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Gareth Lightfoot
    Terrified policemen pushed each other in a desperate rush to flee the home of a topless machete thug who told them: “I’ll take your ****ing heads off.” The two officers were confronted by bare-chested Daniel Meir, who told them to get out of his bedroom ... “They ran down the stairs, having to push each other to make a quicker exit. “They retreated to a vehicle where they locked their doors and waited for assistance to come.”
  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND — The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump “humbly and gracefully” accepting the party’s nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. “People who work hard but no longer have a voice — I am your voice,” Trump said, promising to repair Americans’ faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • Republican Diversity Coalition Plans Trump Election Strategy

    07/05/2016 5:58:40 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/05/16 | Chris Fuchs
    Asian Americans were among dozens of Donald Trump supporters who gathered in Washington, D.C. Friday with GOP officials and the Trump campaign to strategize ways of mobilizing minorities to vote for the presumptive presidential nominee. Vietnamese-, Chinese-, and Filipino-American members of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump were some of the 65 people who participated in the three-hour meeting just two weeks before the Republican convention... "We're putting together our field program, we're putting together grassroots strategies in order to engage all Americans — Asian Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics and Latinos — to support Mr. Trump's candidacy," Jason Chung,...
  • Why Asian Americans Don't Vote Republican

    11/03/2015 5:37:49 PM PST · by entropy12 · 111 replies
    theconversation. ^ | November 2, 2015 | Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
    During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado.” His answer prompted laughter from the audience, and nothing more than a shrug from the GOP presidential candidate.
  • Trends in Chicago’s Schools Across Three Eras of Reform

    10/26/2015 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies ^ | September 2011 | Stuart Luppescu, Elaine M. Allensworth, Paul Moore, Marisa de la Torre, James Murphy with Sanja Jage
    Many of the findings in this report contradict trends that appear in publicly reported data. For instance, publicly reported statistics indicate that CPS has made tremendous progress in elementary math and reading tests, while this analysis demonstrates only incremental gains in math and almost no growth in reading. The discrepancies are due to myriad issues with publicly reported data—including changes in test content and scoring—that make year-over-year comparisons nearly impossible without complex statistical analyses, such as those undertaken for this report. This leads to another key message in this report: • The publicly reported statistics used to hold schools and...
  • Spencer Stone stabbing: police searching for two Muslim male suspects, say attack not terrorism

    10/08/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 10/8/15 | Robert Spencer
    The Daily Mail is a British paper, and in the British press, “Asian” is the universally-employed code word for “Muslim.” If this British paper is suddenly using the word to refer, as in the American custom, to people from China or Japan, they’re not saying so. And so now the plot thickens. Police are insisting this attack had nothing to do with terrorism, but they always do that, no matter what the circumstances. If Spencer Stone was indeed stabbed by Muslims, then the possibility that the stabbing was related to his stopping the jihad attack on the French train cannot...
  • The model minority is losing patience

    10/07/2015 2:13:41 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 35 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/07/2015
    MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration; he got third place in a national piano contest; he was in the top 150 of a national maths competition; he was in several national debating-competition finals. But when it came to his university application he faced a serious disappointment for the first time in his glittering career. He was rejected by six of the seven Ivy League colleges to which he applied. “I saw people less qualified than me get better offers,”...
  • [Satire] Jeb Slams Asian Immigration

    08/30/2015 9:10:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Hectored by Latino illegal immigrants for using the term “anchor baby,” GOP presidential candidate former Florida governor Jeb Bush contended that he was referring to Asian immigrants. “China and India are the real threat,” Bush maintained. “There are over a billion of each of them. That’s enough to totally overwhelm the 300 million Americans living in this country. There are only 125 million Mexicans. Even if every one of them migrated to the United States we’d still outnumber them by a wide margin.” The candidate went on to outline what he called “a strong plan to interdict illegal Asian immigration...
  • Asian Americans Tweet Outrage After Jeb Bush 'Anchor Baby' Gaffe

    08/25/2015 8:16:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/25/15 | FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's clarification of his usage of the term, "anchor baby" did not go over well with Asian Americans, who took to Twitter Monday evening in response to the former Florida governor's latest remarks. Bush, conflating the current debate over undocumented immigration with maternity tourism, effectively shifted the focus surrounding the use of the controversial term "anchor babies," from Hispanics to Asians. "What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed, where there's organized efforts -- and frankly it's more related to Asian people coming into our country -- having children in that...
  • Trump slams Bush for tying Asians to 'anchor babies'

    08/25/2015 8:12:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Ashley Killough and Tom LoBianco
    Donald Trump mocked Jeb Bush on Twitter on Tuesday morning after the former Florida governor dug himself into a deeper hole explaining his "anchor babies" comment. "In a clumsy move to get out of his 'anchor babies' dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS," Trump wrote. "Asians are very offended that JEB said that anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to hispanics. A mess!" Trump then wrote, a few minutes later.