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Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

posted by Randall
Preet Didbal

Preet Didbal

Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.

In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.

Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more

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Overwhelming Majority of Asian American Men Surveyed Say They’ve Been Harassed

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Man Study
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A survey of nearly 500 mostly young Asian American men has found 85 percent of the respondents have experienced some form of harassment at school. 35 percent experienced similar harassment in the work place.

The Asian American Man Survey was conducted in October and the results were … Read more


Is the Tide Turning for Asian American Men?

posted by Randall
Selfie starrring John Cho & Karen Gillan

Scene from Selfie starring John Cho and Karen Gillan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From Josh Chan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to Henry on the shortlived Selfie, more Asian American actors are getting roles as leading men on American television.

But for every Josh Chan there’s Han Lee on Two Broke Girls or Raj … Read more

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Feb 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: An Asian Barbie Is Not a Role Model

Blog: An Asian Barbie Is Not a Role Model

posted by Susan Chang
Asian Barbie

The Barbie that is unmistakenly Asian

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Intern

Are we putting too much focus on the importance of an Asian Barbie?

Journalist Kelly Kasulis argues in the Boston Globe that the evolution of the dolls, the Asian Barbies in particular,  has become “another familiar chapter of Asian Barbie’s history”.  Mattel’s recently Read more


Phys.Org: Asian Men, Black Women Ignored by Magazines

posted by Randall

invisibleA study by researchers at William & Mary have found images of Asian women outnumber Asian men by 4-1, reports

The same study found the depiction of Black men outnumbered Black women 3-2.

The authors suspect Asian men and Black women are underrepresented due to stereotypes connecting Asians with femininity and Blacks with … Read more


NPR: Evidence professors discriminate in deciding who to mentor

posted by Randall

College CampusI have been heavily involved in promoting mentoring, so this one hit home.

NPR reports researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sent identical letters from students to 6500 college professors.

The letters complimented the professors on their work and requested to meet.

The only difference in the letters were the names … Read more


Feb 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Targum: What the Mindy Project says about race & dating

Daily Targum: What the Mindy Project says about race & dating

posted by Randall

Mindy ProjectA blog by Rutgers University senior Rashmee Kumar for the Daily Targum takes a critical look at what the TV show The Mindy Project is saying about South Asian Americans in a multi-cultural society.

While applauding Kaling for bringing visibility to South Asian Americans, she finds “pretty problematic” the show’s commentary on sexual and race … Read more


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