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Chicago Tribune: Korean American Professor Sues for Alleged Discrimination

posted by Brittney Le
Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi

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

Chinese American

Tap Into: American Children Adopted from Korea find Comfort at Summer Camp

posted by Randall

Camp Friendship

Photo from Camp Friendship

Many Asian Americans struggle with straddling the line between being Asian and American. The societal pressures of fitting in and finding your space in society can be difficult, especially for the young.

Some children from Asia adopted into White families have their own unique identity issues.

They may yearn for being … Read more


Korean American Day to be Celebrated from Coast to Coast

posted by Susan Chang
 Gov Larry Hogan with wife Yumi and supporter

Governor Larry Hogan at the Hilton and Convention center in Baltimore, MD with his wife Yumi and Joseph Andrucyk

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

Asian Americans

Ten New Fact Sheets Released about Asian Americans

posted by Randall

AAPI DataCenter for American ProgressThe 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.

The Cambodian Read more

Asian Americans

Brown Daily Herald: Graduate Student Dies after Fall from Library Window

posted by Jason Fong

Brown University Sciences LibraryFirst-year Brown University graduate student, Hyoun Ju Sohn GS, committed suicide this Tuesday.

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

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NBC News: A-Town Boyz, a Documentary on Asian American Gangsters in Atlanta

posted by ShirleyNLew

A Town BoyzA-Town Boyz is a documentary that will blow the Asian model minority myth to smithereens, according to NBC News.

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


Five Key Facts about The Affordable Care Act for AAPIs

posted by Randall

Asian Americans & Health CareBy John Zhang

(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 The Affordable Care Act, or … Read more

Asian Americans

AALDEF to Monitor Voter Problems in 11 States

posted by Randall

 VotingThe 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

Chinese American

Rappler: Californians, Nevadans & Hawaiians at home with Tagalog

posted by Randall

FilipinosTagalog 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


CNN: 30 members of Congress back call for Pres Obama to stop deportations

posted by Randall

Ju HongThe 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:

Every deportation of

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