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Aug 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

posted by Randall
William Wong & Family

The author (standing) with his father, mother and nephew in a booth at their Oakland Chinatown restaurant in the late 1940s. Photo courtesy of William Gee Wong collection.

By William Wong
New America Media

My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on New Documentary Tells the Story of Six Forgotten Chinese Survivors of the Titanic

New Documentary Tells the Story of Six Forgotten Chinese Survivors of the Titanic

posted by Nicole Ki

The SixA new documentary now in production will uncover the story of six Chinese immigrants who survived the sinking of the Titanic but never got to tell their story.

The infamous Titanic crash in 1912 killed more than 1,500 and is known as one of the deadliest maritime tragedies in history. It inspired James Cameron to … Read more

Asian Americans

May 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Day of Inclusion Today

Day of Inclusion Today

posted by Randall

Chinese Exclusion ActThe city of Monterey Park in California has declared today the Day of Inclusion.
 
It is one of several cities which is marking the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first law in the U.S. ever to exclude an entire group of people based on race.
 
“Many Chinese people here have … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

posted by Louis Chan

No More Exclusion

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

135 years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a rally will be held this Saturday in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown to say no more exclusion.

A coalition of community groups and activists has organized a Rally for Inclusion fearing what happened 135 years ago … Read more

Chinese American

Customs Officials May Monitor Social Media of Chinese Visa Holders

posted by Randall

Vincent Pan

Vincent Pan of Chinese for Affirmative Action (Left) joins Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and Electronic Frontier Foundation to oppose Custom’s Proposal Targeting Chinese Visa Holders
 

By Elena Shore
New American Media

 
Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

Lawsuit from Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Trump Exclusion Order is Unconstitutional

posted by Randall
Judy Chu volunteers to help refugee families at LAX


Lawyers like these with Rep. Judy Chu at LAX volunteered to help families of those impacted by
President Donald Trump’s executive order placing restrictions Muslim immigrants and refugees. From Judy Chu Instagram

By Ed Diokno

A lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s Executive Order that calls for a temporary ban on the … Read more

Chinese American

Jan 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Chinese Restaurants in Chinatowns Move Away from Cantonese Food

Chinese Restaurants in Chinatowns Move Away from Cantonese Food

posted by Cathy Sun

Kung Pao ChickenBetween the 19th century and late 1960s, Chinese food in America was almost exclusively Cantonese in origin, more specifically, a rural version of Cantonese food brought to America by immigrants from the Toishanese countryside. Consequently, what was known to most 20th-century Americans as Chinese food was one very narrow representation of what people in China … Read more

Chinese American

Why Are There So Many Chinese Restaurants in the United States

posted by Randall

Chinese restaurantBy Minnie Roh
Reporter for Asian American Life

In any corner of any town in America, you can always find at least one Chinese restaurant. But have you ever wondered why there are so many Chinese restaurants in the United States? Ironically, the very law that was formed to curtail Chinese immigration to the U.S. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 29, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month: My Grandmother’s Detention on Angel Island

AAPI Heritage Month: My Grandmother’s Detention on Angel Island

posted by Randall
Nancy Lee Chang with her grandchildren Eric Lagandaon, Leah Baptista, Lia Chang, Tami Chang, Marissa Chang-Flores, Alaina Lagandaon (not pictured Karina Umehara)  on her 90th birthday on July 16,2011. Photo by Albert Baptista

Nancy Lee Chang with her grandchildren Eric Lagandaon, Leah Baptista, Lia Chang, Tami Chang, Marissa Chang-Flores, Alaina Lagandaon (not pictured Karina Umehara), on her 90th birthday on July 16,2011. Photo by Albert Baptista

By Lia Chang

Celebrating my grandmother, Nancy Lee Chang, during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and beyond. I wrote this article about … Read more

Blogs

Apr 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Post Game: Chinese Home Run Remark Resurrects Racist Past

Post Game: Chinese Home Run Remark Resurrects Racist Past

posted by Randall

Chinese Home RunA Chinese home run–it’s a term that frankly I’ve never heard before and one that I hope I never hear again.

It was used by announcers Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler Tuesday during the Kansas City – Cleveland game, reports the The Post Game.

Cleveland catcher Brett Hayes had just hit a ball far … Read more

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