Tuesday 17th January 2017,

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California School Chiefs Encourage Districts to Become Safe Havens

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Ed Diokno

In a letter, California’s top school official released a letter rencently encouraging all public schools in the state to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents and to remind families about existing laws that protect students’ records from questions about immigration status.

 … Read more

Asian Americans

Chicago Tribune: Korean American Professor Sues for Alleged Discrimination

posted by Brittney Le
Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi, an internal relations professor and U.S. citizen born in Korea, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago for alleged race discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lawsuit states that Choi had filed a complaint in October to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had received … Read more


White Professionals Are 154% More Likely to Be Executives Compared to Asians, Why?

posted by Randall

Board Room 

The concept of the glass ceiling often refers to the limitation of women in leadership roles, but scholars also often talk of a second constraint in the workplace. It has to do with race.  The “bamboo ceiling” refers to the limited number of Asian Americans in high-ranking, executive positions in the corporate world. According … Read more


Do Whites Trust Asians?

posted by Louis Chan


I ran across an episode of Freakonomics on NPR Radio which quoted an interesting study about trust.

Researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted an experiment intended to measure trust. It found that Whites were more likely to cheat Asians than members of their own racial group.

The study is from 2000, … Read more


Asian American Students Join Effort to Protect Affirmative Action at Harvard

posted by Randall
Jason Fong

Jason Fong at a news conference to speak out in favor of affirmative action

Two Asian American students have joined Harvard in its effort to defend the schools affirmative action program for underrepresented students.

Both students are from Southern California and are current applicants to Harvard.

“Asian students and other students of color have to … Read more


WCPO: Teachers, Administrators Could Lose License after Suicide of Asian American Teen

posted by Randall
Emilie Olsen Vigil

Photo by Sato Kazuya from vigil for Emilie Olsen on the first anniversary of her death

Teachers and administrators could lose their licenses if an investigation finds they were negligent in handling the case of Emilie Olsen, an adopted Chinese girl who committed suicide.

WCPO reports the Ohio Department of Education is looking at whether … Read more


Settlement Reached in Murder of Asian American Yale Student

posted by Randall

Annie Le

Annie Le

The family of a Yale student whose body was discovered on what was supposed to be her wedding day has settled their lawsuit against the University for a reported $3 million dollars.
Annie Le was found dead in 2009 stuffed inside the wall in a campus locker room.
The Hartford CourantRead more


Fourth Asian American Identified in Oakland Warehouse Fire

posted by Randall

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

This is the kind of update we’d rather not do.
Rafu Shimpo has identified a fourth Asian American victim in the Oakland warehouse fire.
Jennifer Akiko Morris,21, is from Foster City south of San Francisco. She was a junior at U.C. Berkeley and attended the concert at the Ghost Ship Warehouse … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Women in STEM; MIT Team Invent Text-to-Braille Converter

posted by Randall
Team Tactile

Team Tactile, from left: Chandani Doshi, Jialin Shi, Bonnie Wang, Charlene Xia, Tania Yu and Grace Li.

By Ed Diokno

Six Asian American students from MIT won a student technology competition by designing and building a device that translates the written word into braille – in just 15 hours.

The tight-knit friends, known as Team … Read more


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