Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Southeast Asian American

Suppressed Memories of Genocide Surface for Many Cambodian Seniors

posted by Randall
National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

By Mari Quenemoen
New American Media

Cambodian American elders face many challenges similar to those of other low-income older Americans, such as poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty. But they also face some very specific challenges as survivors of war and genocide, said Kaoru Watanabe, associate director

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Bad Ass Asians

Cambodian American Refugee Granted Reprieve from Deportation

posted by Randall
Ched Nin

Ched Nin enjoys some time with members of his family


After spending six months in immigration detention and being under the threat of deportation, Minnesota resident Ched Nin is back in the loving company of his wife and five children.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents arrested Nin in August and began the process … Read more

Asian Americans

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

Southeast Asian American

Daily Breeze: Former Miss Cambodia America Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

posted by Randall
Vantha Tho

Vantha Tho

Tragedy has struck the same family twice in Hermosa Beach near Los Angeles.

The Daily Breeze reports Vantha Tho, 35, died after apparently being shot by a former boyfriend who then took his own life.

“It came out of nowhere, especially because my brother, he passed away when I was 9,” said Tho’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women Make Less than White Men

posted by Louis Chan

Education & Asian AmericansBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian American women make 84 cents for every dollar paid to White non-Hispanic men while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made just 62 cents in 2014, according to a new fact sheet published by the Center for American Progress.

“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is … Read more

Asian Americans


New Mortgage Disclosure Requirements a Win for AAPIs

posted by Randall

By Michela Zonta
Center for American Progress


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a much needed and long-anticipated rule—a milestone not only for fair housing policy and advocacy groups, but also for the nation’s growing population of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
The new rule … Read more

Community Issues

East Bay Express: Cambodian refugee faces deportation from Oakland

posted by Elizabeth Kim

Chea Bou & Famly

Chea Bou, a Cambodian refugee and East Oakland resident, faces deportation and separation from his family due to nonviolent criminal charges, reports the East Bay Express.

Bou, who immigrated with his family in the 1980s, was arrested for his actions as part of a drug ring. As an immigrant and non-US citizen, he faces … Read more

Asian Americans

Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

posted by Randall

AAPI DataCenter for American ProgressThe Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.

The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.

The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.

The Cambodian Read more

Asian Americans

All Students Count: Changing the AAPI Narrative

posted by Randall

Gold ChhimBy Gold Chhim
Director of Community Partnerships
Teach for America–Los Angeles

Many in the education community are talking about the need for disaggregated student data – meaning that instead of simply bubbling in Hispanic or African American on school documents, students will have the option to identify as their unique subgroup – be that Mexican … Read more


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