Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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Asian Americans

Vogue Diversity Issue Is a Head Scratcher

posted by Randall
Vogue Diversity Issue

Vogue “diversity” Issue

The word diversity is thrown around a lot. It means different things to different people.

Folks at Vogue are learning their idea of diversity doesn’t fit with a lot of other people.

In the just released diversity issue of Vogue, they have Danish-German American fashion model Karlie Kloss in black hair dressed … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Buzz Feed Mimics Vanity Fair Cover with Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Vanity Fair Buzz Feed Cover

Asian American Buzzfeed video producers mimicked Vanity Fair’s Hollywood cover.

By Ed Diokno

You know those iconic Vanity Fair covers this time of year? Academy Awards time? The Hollywood covers usually feature a bunch of movie stars in full makeup, hair perfectly coiffed and dressed to the nines. They look fabulous and other worldly.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Yale Study Finds Asian Americans Missing from Top Legal Positions

posted by Randall

Goodwin LiuA study by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and researchers at Yale has found Asian Americans very seldom reach the level of partner in law firms or positions as prosecutors and judges, reports the JD Journal.

Liu credits the mentoring he received from the late U.S. Rep Bob Matsui and former Yale Law … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

By Ed Diokno

A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.

Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more

Chinese American

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more

Asian Americans

Most Viewed Story of the Year: Anger Over Picture of An Asian Flight Attendant

posted by Louis Chan
american-airlines-blm-flight-attendant

This picture of a flight attendant wearing a Black Lives Matter’s pin went viral and sparked a debate on a national movement

 

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

AsAmNews wraps up our look at the most popular stories of the year with a deeper dive into number 1: Anger over This Picture of Read more

Chinese American

Safety and Employment Concerns Prompts Philadelphia to Revive Asian American Commission

posted by Randall
Philadelphia protest against crimes targeting Asian Americans

Violence against Asian Americans in Philadelphia sparked protests last October

By Ed Diokno

A spate of burglaries against Asian American businesses and the need to attract more high-tech firms has prompted Philadelphia’s mayor to revive the Commission on Asian American Affairs.

“We’re about 6 percent of the population here,” said John Chin, executive director of … Read more

Campus

Do Whites Trust Asians?

posted by Louis Chan

Trust

I ran across an episode of Freakonomics on NPR Radio which quoted an interesting study about trust.

Researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted an experiment intended to measure trust. It found that Whites were more likely to cheat Asians than members of their own racial group.

The study is from 2000, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dwayne Johnson Rocks The Troops

posted by Randall
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson in his Rock the Troops special

By Ed Diokno

Dwayne the Rock Johnson is enjoying quite a year. He’s got a couple of movies coming out, his HBO series Ballers is coming back for another season, he was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and he’s earning the most money of any actor … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey Finds Some Opportunities Lacking

posted by Louis Chan

Asian Society Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Seventh Annual Asian Pacific American Corporate Survey from the Asia Society reveal many AAPI employees lack executive leadership opportunities and development.

The survey polled some 3,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander employees from 24 Fortune 500 companies.

Among the key findings, 30 percent of the employees surveyed say … Read more

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