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Campus

Feb 28, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Racist anti-Asian flyer circulates at University of Florida

posted by Randall

University of Florida FlyerA racist anti-Asian flyer has been reported circulating on the University of Florida campus.

The director of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs at UF, Alexander Cena, wrote an open letter to inform students of the discovery.

The flyers with the caption Happy Fortune Buffet written in chop suey font offered cash for dogs and referred … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 27, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

WSB-TV: English-only movement fought in Georgia

posted by Randall

Georgia State CapitolCritics are lashing out at a move in Georgia to make English the official language and ban bilingual tests for driver’s licenses, reports WSB-TV(Photo by DoNotLick).

“All official documents would be in English as well as they should be,” State Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) said.

The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center is among … Read more

Campus

Feb 27, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Global Times: Asian Americans at center of Affirmative Action debate in California Universities

posted by Randall

UCLAOpponents of a push to remove a ban on race based admissions at California public universities are focusing their efforts on Asian Americans to stop it(photo by Maveric2003).

The Global Times reports many of the arguments against it say the constitutional amendment would discriminate against Asian Americans who make up more nearly 40 percent … Read more

Campus

Feb 27, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Inside Higher Ed: Cal State University LA passes diversity requirement

posted by Randall

Ethnic StudiesCal State University Los Angeles, following contentious debate, has voted to require students take at least one course on race and ethnicity before they graduate, reports Inside Higher Ed.

The measure, which was supported by Asian American Studies chair Ping Yao, does not require students to take the class within the Ethnic Studies … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

KTVU: SF Bay Area sees huge spike in Asian American population

posted by Randall

Cupertino, CA Asian Americans are now the fastest growing ethnic group in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports
KTVU(Photo by SergeyMK).

Some communities such as Fremont, Milpitas and Cupertino are now majority Asian American.

“Today we’re receiving about three times as many immigrants from Asia as from Latin America (including Mexico), ” said Hans Johnson … Read more

Campus

Feb 26, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Cal State Task Force examines cuts in ethnic studies

posted by Randall

Asian American Studies The Chancellor of the Cal State University system has asked a task force to look at the impact of funding cuts in Ethnic Studies programs system wide, reports the State Hornet(photo from Cal State Fullerton).

The budget cuts and reorganization of the programs have drawn criticism for diminishing the programs.

Chancellor Timothy White … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Asian Fortune: Social media embraces Asian Americans while Hollywood doesn’t

posted by Randall

Sam TsuiWhile the door remains closed for many Asian Americans trying to break into Hollywood, AAPI entertainers are finding a big audience on social media.

A blog by Andrew Lam in Asian Fortune looks at this dichotomy and wonders when Asian Americans will be given the opportunity to find their audience in the glitter and glammer … Read more

Campus

Feb 25, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American student conferences bridge generational & cultural divides

posted by Randall

ECAASU 2014Asian American student conferences on both coasts encouraged AAPI students to craft a professional image, to overcome stereotypes and to learn to better deal with cultural conflicts(Photo from ECAASU.com: “Cynthia Luo, ECAASU Blog Editor, speaking to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about one of her students).

This past weekend, the East Coast Asian American … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 25, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Mother Jones: Asian immigrants used to justify proposed ban on sex based abortions

posted by Randall

South Dakota State CapitolThe South Dakota House has passed a bill 60-10 that would ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus with several supporters citing the state’s growing Asian American population as the reason it was necessary, reports Mother Jones.

“Many of you know I spent 18 years in Asia,” State Rep Stace Nelson said. … Read more

Campus

Feb 24, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Fox NY: Anti-hazing bill inspired by death at Asian American frat

posted by Randall

Pi Delta PsiA new bill introduced in New York would prohibit physical contact and activities during pledge ceremonies, reports Fox NY.

The bill is called Michael’s law and is named after Chun Michael Deng, who died during a fraternity event in December.

The coroner has ruled Deng’s death a homicide, but no charges have been … Read more

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