By Gabi Wy
When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.
However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more
Would you rather be a big frog in a small pond or a small frog in a big pond.
A new study by Ph.D student Kaidi Wu from the University of Michigan found that people from East Asian cultures tend to answer that question differently than White Americans.
By Sam Louie
I recently had the opportunity to visit Europe to teach on the concept of cultural Asian shame and addiction in Switzerland. Part of this opportunity allowed me to do some sightseeing in other parts of the continent, so my wife and I spent some time in Paris.
What intrigued me … Read more
A group of Hmong American undergraduates are organizing to lobby the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to launch a formal Hmong American Studies program, reported the Wisconsin State Journal.
Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Hmong American populations in the country, but the students face an uphill climb at a time the state … Read more
Amidst America’s contentious election, BuzzFeed recently published an article entitled, “17 Foods That White People Have Ruined.” Example foods from the article include “Pho with Broccoli and Quinoa” and “Nutella Samosas.” The popular piece gained over 1 million views and 602 comments. Its top-rated comment argues against the … Read more
Five Asian American women competed in the Miss America Pageant (and scholarship program) last weekend, serving as examples of the growing diversity of the United States and continuing the redefinition of what constitutes the “all-American look” that the contest projects.
It’s telling … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.
The bill becomes effective in the 2020-21 school year, giving … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Some children from Asia adopted into White families have their own unique identity issues.
They may yearn for being … Read more
By Ernabel Demillo
New York has some of the most diverse cultural institutions in the world, from high profile museums to smaller neighborhood community groups. It seems like the city has something for everyone. But behind closed doors, it is a different story.
A recent study found … Read more