Back to back racist incidents spark renewed calls for diversity requirement on UCLA campus. Asian women called “Honkie white boy worshipping whores.” UCLA is the only University of California campus without a diversity requirement, according to 18 Million Rising.
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Filipino American veterans may finally get the recognition for their service they’ve been fighting for. The White House released a formerly secret WWII report in which President Truman wrote about a “moral obligation of the United States to look after the welfare of Philippine Army veterans,” reported New American Media. President Obama called the … Read more
Asians now make up a majority of the work force among tech jobs in Silicon Valley, according to a report in the Mercury News. Slightly more than half that Asian workforce are citizens. That means nearly a quarter of the tech jobs are going to non-citizens, many of whom are allowed to work on H1-B … Read more
A Japanese ambassador visited a former incarceration camp for Japanese American No No Boys. He found Japanese writings scrawled on walls of what is now a college campus in Bismarck, North Dakota for American Indian students. Fort Lincoln used to house Japanese Americans who denounced their citizenship during confinement at other prisons. The visit of … Read more
A decade long trend has reversed itself, according to new census figures published by the Associated Press. The number of undocumented immigrants dropped to 11.1 million last year. That’s down from a peak of 12 million in 2007. Meanwhile, celebrated undocumented Filipino American Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Jose Antonio Vargas is pushing hard for citizenship … Read more
Mark Takano is the 1st openly gay Asian American elected to Congress & will represent the 41st district in San Bernardino, California. Tulsi Gabbard is the 1st Hindu & Pacific Islander to serve in Congress. She will represent the 2nd district of Hawaii. Tami Duckworth is a disabled Iraq War veteran and 1st Thai American … Read more
US Figure Skating Champ and ice skating darling Michelle Kwan has landed a job in US State Department. She’s been named Senior adviser for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Kwan sees her future as a public servant. She admits that she once considered herself invisible, but admitted to the Washington Post she lost out on … Read more
They say there’s an app for everything, but an app for racism goes too farm according to the blog, 18 Million Rising.
According to the “Make me Asian” app, Asian = rice paddy hat, Fu Manchu mustache, small eyes, and yellow skin. That’s racist!
What’s equally unbelievable is that these offensive apps … Read more
Tri Ta is getting a lot of attention from the Vietnamese American community. He’s the 1st elected Vietnamese American mayor in the country. He’ll run the Orange County city of Westminster, which has the largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans in the nation. His election is a sign of the growing maturity of the Vietnamese American … Read more
Asian American senior US Senator Daniel Inouye is denying he has plans to retire. But at 88 years old, it’s only natural to speculate. He would be 92 if he does run for re-election in 2016. Political insiders are saying that Senator Inouye will retire before his term runs out in 2015. The Honolulu Civil … Read more