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Oct 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Silicon Valley: Race Trumps Gender; Asians Bump into Bamboo Ceiling

posted by Randall

 

Silicon Valley

Asians find it difficult to move into leadership positions in Silicon Valley

Views from the Edge

A new report concludes that Silicon Valley high tech companies have a long way to go to reflect the workforce of the San Francisco Bay area, one of the most diverse regions in the country.

 

Although a

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Asian Americans

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

A New Bill Will Help Non-Native English Speakers in California To Cast Their Vote

posted by Tanvi Wattal

California Governor Jerry Brown this week signed a bill written to assist citizens that lack required proficiency in English to successfully fill out election ballots.

The LA Times reports that the current laws did not provide non-native English speakers with sufficient assistance to vote in the 2016 election.  In fact, only “25 percent of polling … Read more

Pacific Islander

Oct 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Samoan Hotshots Are a Source of Inspiration Fighting California Wildfires

posted by Randall

Hotshots from American Samoa
 
Views from the Edge
 
One of the many amazing stories coming out of the devastating wildfires in Northern California is the inspirational presence of the hotshot from American Samoa.
 
As the worst fire in California history continues to burn, firefighters have come from across the country and as far away as Australia … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

No Happy Ending to Racist Song

posted by Randall

Happy Ending

It’s the open secret behind the doors of too many massage parlors.

Happy endings have become synonymous with sex.

Too often its connected to sex trafficking-women lured to America with the promise of a better life, only to be trapped into a life of sexual servitude at a massage parlor while they pay off the … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Community Reaches Out To DACA Recipients with Mental Health Programs

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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Photo By Rhododendrites

The Asian American community has taken a step to help DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, recipients after the Trump administration announced that the program would be abolished.

According to NBC News, one month after the announcement, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) opened up free programs to … Read more

Campus

Oct 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Week of #AAPIAction Underway. Trump’s Intentions Emerging

posted by Louis Chan

White HouseBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The White House Sunday night poured water on hopes that President Trump would make a deal ensuring a path for citizenship  for 700,000 Dreamers.

 

A spokesperson said during a call with the media that they are “not interested in granting citizenship” to current DACA recipients, according to

Vox.  Read more

Campus

Oct 8, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Protest from Pacific Islanders Forces End to Moana Sketch

posted by Randall

Moana and MauiA comedy troupe made up of students from Brigham Young University has decided not to go ahead with a sketch that parodied the Disney movie Moana following a protest from Pacific Islanders, reports the  Salt Lake Tribune.

The skit combined music from the movie with elements from a film from the Mormon church about a … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

California Declared a Sanctuary State

posted by Randall

California FlagBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A Continent separates California and Donald Trump in more ways than one.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB 54, that would make California a sanctuary state, the latest salvo in the ongoing war between the Golden State and the White House.

“These are uncertain times for … Read more

Campus

Oct 6, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Flyers Declare America a “White Nation”

posted by Randall

Vanguard AmericaRacist flyers posted at Weatherford College in Texas have been removed from campus, reports the Weatherford Democrat.

The flyers appear to be the work of Vanguard America, which the Anti-Defamation League describes as a “white supremacist group which opposes multiculturalism.”

“One said America is a white nation among other things,” said Brent Baker, … Read more

Campus

Oct 5, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.

“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more

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