Friday 15th December 2017,

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Chinese American

Dec 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipino Adobo in the Magic Kingdom Reflects Disney’s Strategy of Inclusion

posted by Randall
Pork Belly Adobo

Pork Belly Adobo

Views from the Edge

The happiest place on Earth, just got a little bit happier.

As part of its Festival of Holidays, Disney California Adventure Park is offering adobo and chana masala as part of its food offerings. It might seem minor, but the decision to widen its cuisine is … Read more


Dec 1, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Teacher Accused of Making Disparaging Remarks about Asians. Groups Call for Firing

posted by Randall

Bergen County Academies2Korean American groups are calling for the firing of a New Jersey teacher at a prestigious public high school in Bergen County. reports the demand from a coalition of 10 groups came a week after the organizations expressed concerns about allegations the teacher had told students she hates Koreans.

“The Korean-American community in Bergen … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Blog: The Other Side of Yellow

posted by Randall
Mike Masaoka

Mike Masaoka (second from left), national secretary and field executive of Japanese American Citizens League, and a group of friends chat before evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

By Frank Chin

(Note from the Editor: Always provocative, never dull, Frank Chin is the Read more


Nov 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Studies Program Scheduled to Be Launched at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonFaculty at Princeton are working to establish an Asian American Studies certificate program by September, reports the Daily Princetonian.

A certificate program at Princeton is similar to a minor at other universities and will allow students to supplement their major with an additional concentration. It’s been a project in the works for at least two … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

2018 Haikus For Hotties Calendar Destroys the Asian Male Stereotype

posted by Randall

Haikus for HottiesStill looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for someone who turns up a nose at the notion of dating Asian guys?

The Haikus for Hotties 2018 calendar is now taking orders. This is the third year this special calendar is being offered. Part spoof, part social commentary, it actually works as a calendar.

Haikus With … Read more


Nov 22, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Department of Justice Ups Pressure on Harvard in Discrimination Investigation

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Department of Justice is upping its pressure on Harvard in its investigation of discrimination against Asian Americans at the elite university.
A letter from the DOJ to the school obtained by the Wall Street Journal stated Harvard is being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Judge Calls Threat vs. Sanctuary Cities ‘Unconstitutional’

posted by Randall
Sanctuary City Protest in San Francisco

Protest in support of Sanctuary Cities in San Francisco

Views from the Edge

In another legal setback,  a judge ruled that Donald Trump’s threats to cut federal funding to so-called sancturary cities is “unconstitutional on its face.”

U.S. District Judge William Orrick Monday permanently blocked Trump’s executive order that sought cities’ assistance in arresting, detaining … Read more


Nov 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Blog: Trump Tax Bills Have Adverse Impacts on Most Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

posted by Randall

Trump Tax Plan

By Ed Diokno
Views from The Edge

Oh, where to begin? The Trump tax plan is bad for the country in so many ways its difficult to list them in one posting … but, I’ll try. Bear with me, dear readers:

One of my daughters is a high school  teacher in California. Every year in … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Asian American Labor Leaders Arrested during Protest to Support DREAM Act

posted by Randall

Dream Act protest

Nineteen AAPI demonstrators were arrested at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Washington DC. Photo courtesy APALA

Views from the Edge
Nineteen Asian American protesters, including two of the highest-ranking Asian American leaders in the labor movement, were arrested in Washington D.C. this week, during a protest to support the DREAM … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Retailer Responds to Concerns Incarceration Photos Remain on Sale on

posted by Louis Chan

Walmart Internment Photo ControversyBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Walmart is now confident it has removed the vast majority of photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II from sale on its website.

The retail giant responded to concerns reported by AsAmNews that despite assurances the photos were being taken down, many remained.

“We … Read more


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