Seung-Whan Choi, an internal relations professor and U.S. citizen born in Korea, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago for alleged race discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lawsuit states that Choi had filed a complaint in October to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had received … Read more
Some children from Asia adopted into White families have their own unique identity issues.
They may yearn for being … Read more
Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland issued a statewide proclamation Monday to recognize tomorrow as Korean-American Day, according to Afro.
Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted a reception at the State House in Annapolis … Read more
The Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.
The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.
The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.
Sohn, from Korea, had been studying physics at the university. According to the Brown Daily Herald, Sohn had jumped from a 12th story window of the Science Library (photo by Daehyun Park), and within minutes after his death, police, who … Read more
It follows the lives of Asian American gang members in Atlanta, GA and their struggle to assimilate. It’s “a story of the American dream derailed,” as described on the film’s website.
In her interview with … Read more
(This was originally posted on the Center of American Progress website and is reposted here with their permission).
The federal and state health insurance marketplaces will be open for the second round of enrollment until February 15, 2015. For information on how to enroll, visit www.HealthCare.gov. The Affordable Care Act, or … Read more
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 40-year old national civil rights organization, will dispatch over 500 attorneys, law students, and community volunteers to 11 states to document voter problems on Election Day November 4. AALDEF will also conduct a nonpartisan multilingual exit poll in 12 languages to get a snapshot of … Read more
Tagalog is one of the most widely spoken languages in three Western states, reports Rappler.
Tagalog is the most widely spoken foreign langauge in Hawaii, and the second most spoken after Spanish in California and Nevada.
Nationwide, it is spoken in more than one million homes. Only six other languages have that distinction. according … Read more
The pleadings of a heckler at a recent San Francisco’s Chinatown rally for President Obama is being heard by members of Congress, reports CNN.
Thirty members of Congress have signed on to a letter urging the President to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented immigrants.
The letter reads:
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Every deportation of