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Mar 8, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]


 
As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
 
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

Campus

Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

The same anti-affirmative group that twice went to the U.S. Supreme Court to sue the University of Texas, Austin, for discrimination is laying the groundwork for a third lawsuit.
 
My Statesman reports Students for Fair Admissions is recruiting students who feel they were unfairly rejected for a possible case.… Read more

Blogs

Mar 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Critics Lambast Trump’s New Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Muslim ban protest at SFO

When the first Muslim Ban executive order was first implemented in January, protests like the one above at San Francisco International Airport, broke out across the country.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

No matter how you try to couch it, yesterday’s “new” Executive Order restricting travel from six Muslim-dominated countries is still a … Read more

Campus

Mar 5, 2017 Ξ 18 comments

Former Director of APIA Student Affairs Responds to Accusations

posted by Randall

Krystie NguyenBy Krystie Nguyen

(Note from Editor: Last week, AsAmNews reported on the resignation of Krystie Nguyen as director of APIA Student Affairs at the University of Florida. Today we are publishing Nguyen’s side of the story)

There are several articles in the Alligator highlighting the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) office at the University of … Read more

Blogs

Mar 5, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Website will Help You Discuss Immigration Issues with your Cranky, Trump-loving uncle

posted by Randall
New American Economy

See the economic impact of immigrants in your state, then you can zero in on your Congressional district.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

So you’re taking the plunge and becoming more politically aware; planning on visiting your Congressional representative or attending his or her town hall; writing a letter to the editor of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

USA Swimming Expands Outreach to Asian American Swimmers

posted by Randall

 

Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian is an eight-time Olympic medalist. His mother is Chinese

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Swimmers of Asian American descent have a long history of competing in the sport but it was not until this year that USA Swimming has tried to expand its outreach to that population.

The national swimming … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Quiet Tiny Asian: A Humorous Guide for Asian Women in America

posted by Brittney Le
SJ Son

SJ Son in It’s an Asian Thing

What is it like to be an Asian woman in America? Well, the comedy duo SJ & Ginny created a wonderful video series called Quiet Tiny Asian to show just that, as it features an Asian American woman exposing her baby niece to The Woman’s Guide to Being Read more

Blogs

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 1, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Day Laborers Are A Visible Sign of Poverty

posted by Louis Chan
Day laborers

Day laborers in Flushing stand daily on street corners waiting for someone to offer them work

Asian Americans have the highest rate of poverty than any other group in the Big Apple, according to New York City.

Perhaps there’s no more a visible sign of that population than Asian American day laborers, reports WABC.… Read more

Campus

Feb 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Director of APIA Student Affairs Resigns Under a Cloud

posted by Randall

Krystie NguyenSome Asian American students are applauding the sudden resignation of the director of the Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs at the University of Florida.

The university announced Krystie Nguyen resigned for personal reasons, but students who worked under Nguyen told a different story to the Florida Alligator.

They went to university officials days before … Read more

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