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Asian Americans

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]

As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Bring Me the News: Secret Lifted on Hmong and Laotian American Soldiers

posted by Randall

CIA Secret War in Laos

CIA’s Secret War in Laos

A monument will be dedicated today in front of the Minnesota State Capitol honoring the men who fought in the CIA’s secret war in Laos, reports Bring Me the News.
Laos was officially a neutral country, but from the 1960s until the mid 70’s the CIA recruited about 30,000 … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Pacific Islander Women Make Less than White Men

posted by Louis Chan

Education & Asian AmericansBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian American women make 84 cents for every dollar paid to White non-Hispanic men while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made just 62 cents in 2014, according to a new fact sheet published by the Center for American Progress.

“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is … Read more

Asian Americans

Earn Less than $13,870? California Rewards Low Income Tax Filers

posted by Randall

Earned Income tax CreditBy Viji Sundaram
New America Media

The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation.

But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings … Read more

Filipino American

ABS-CBN: First Bay Area Pageant to accept transgender applicant

posted by Elizabeth Kim
Brandon Sooksamapan

Brandon Sooksamapan

The Miss Hercules pageant near Oakland, California accepted the first transgender contender for this year’s competition, sending an unprecedented message of openness, reports ABS-CBN News.

15-year-old Brandon Sooksampan, who is of Laotian descent, hopes her participation will bring awareness of the trans community. She also looks up to Caitlyn Jenner and Geena … 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

All Students Count: Changing the AAPI Narrative

posted by Randall

Gold ChhimBy Gold Chhim
Director of Community Partnerships
Teach for America–Los Angeles

Many in the education community are talking about the need for disaggregated student data – meaning that instead of simply bubbling in Hispanic or African American on school documents, students will have the option to identify as their unique subgroup – be that Mexican … Read more

Asian Americans

U.S. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Fastest Growing Segment of U.S. Labor Force

posted by Randall

 Asian American Pacific IslandersBy Farah Z. Ahmad and Karthick Ramakrishnan

It’s hard to imagine that such seemingly diverse groups—Indian Americans and Cambodian Americans could all be grouped together because of their similarities—but they are. These national origin groups, along with many others, make up the Asian American population, and we find even more diversity when we include various … Read more


International Examiner: Budget ax falls on Southeast Asian recruiter at University of Washington

posted by Randall

Tony Vo, Asian Student Commission at University of WashingtonThe International Examiner reports that the staff position assigned to recruit Southeast Asian students to the University of Washington has been cut, sparking protests from students and Asian American Pacific Islanders.

Hmong and Laotians currently make up 0.1 percent of the campus student body and Cambodian students are just slightly higher at 0.4 percent.

“What … Read more

Community Issues

Stanly News: Laotian Family Plants A Little Bit of Homeland Field

posted by Randall

rice fieldIt’s the last place you’d expect to see a rice field.

But there it is, right off the freeway in Stanly County, North Carolina, reports Stanly News

To the casual observer it looks nothing more than a field of grass (file photo).

But it really is a rice field, one of just two or three … Read more


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