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Hiding in Plain Sight: An Interview with Jose Antonio Vargas

posted by Randall

Jose Antonio VargasBy Ernabel Demillo
Host of @AsianAmericanLife


Jose Antonio Vargas is in perpetual motion. By his account, he has made over 750 public speaking engagements in 48 states, just this year alone.
Since the election Tuesday, his life has been busier than ever. Vargas, who is one of the country’s most famous undocumented immigrant, … Read more


Blog: Jose Antonio Vargas to Give Keynote at Timely National Conference on Race

posted by Randall

Race ForwardBy Ed Diokno

The timing couldn’t be more perfect. A new sense of urgency will permeate a conference planned long before Donald Trump stunned the nation with his victory over Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump, whose main calling card was to attack minorities and turn them into this election cycle’s election boogeyman in order to draw

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We Are All “Hombres”

posted by Randall

Trump Clinton Third debate

By Ed Diokno

Who knew that Donald Trump was bilingual?

Hillary Clinton and Trump finally got around debating immigration in the third and final presidential debate held last night in Las Vegas.


The GOP nominee continued to go after Mexicans and doubled down on building the wall on the U.S. southern border. Then he … Read more

Asian Americans

Protection of Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation Appears at Risk after Supreme Court Hearing

posted by Louis Chan

some of the demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Court for DAPABy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Supreme Court appears deeply divided over the legality of President Obama’s executive order expanding protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants.

As hundreds of immigrant right advocates rallied outside the steps of the Supreme Court, the eight justices argued inside whether the president’s order to safeguard 5 … Read more

Community Issues

A New Journalism Needed for a New America

posted by Randall
Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas launches a crowdfunding campaign for a new kind of media – #EmergingUS.

By Ed Diokno

As the United States makes the rocky transition to a minority majority country we see the great institutions – political, judicial, educational, entertainment and others struggle to adjust to the new demographic because they know if they … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

MSNBC Questioned about Reduced Air Time of Journalists of Color

posted by Randall
Alex Wagner

Is Alex Wagner’s future at MSNBC shaky?

By Ed Diokno

Is MSNBC the latest poster child for #JournalismSoWhite? Rep. Luis Gutierrez thinks so.

In an unusual move, the Chicago representative took to the floor of Congress on March 2 to ask publicly and for the record: what the heck is happening at MSNBC which seems … Read more

Asian Americans

‘White People’ Inspires Passionate Discussion about Race in America

posted by Elizabeth Kim

Jose Antonio Vargas

By Elizabeth Kim

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’s new documentary White People sparked conversations about race and White privilege on Twitter after airing Tuesday evening on MTV.

The documentary follows Vargas as he travels the country talking to young people about issues of race, particularly about the White experience and role of White privilege … Read more

Asian Americans

‘White People’ and the Shaping of the American Identity

posted by Jason Fong
Jose Antonio Vargas

Photo by Mia Fong

By Jason Fong

As the lights dimmed, the audience in Los Angeles here to see a sneak preview of Jose Antonio Vargas’ short film, White People, buzzed excitedly, talking amongst themselves on race, a subject not often discussed between everyday Americans.  

Director Jose Antonio Vargas has partnered with Define … Read more

Asian Americans

Refinery 29: MTV’s White People Engages Audience in Provocative Discussion about Race

posted by Randall

White People
MTV will air a documentary from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas entitled White People.
Refinery 29 reports the program will make some people feel uncomfortable, but could also prove to be a conversation starter.
Vargas goes around the country to speak with Whites about their feelings about affirmative action, White … Read more


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