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Oct 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans’ Image of Mental Resilience Hides Unspoken Stresses

Asian Americans’ Image of Mental Resilience Hides Unspoken Stresses

posted by Randall

Campus tour

By Alexis Anderson

One of the most comprehensive efforts to measure comparable rates of psychiatric disorders among different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. found that Asian Americans appear to be paragons of stable mental health.


Asian Americans have a 2.1 percent lifetime chance of having a generalized anxiety disorder, according to the … Read more


Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.

“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more


Asian Americans Push Back against Asian Privilege

posted by Louis Chan

anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

In the world of some, Asians don’t face racism. Asians haven’t had to struggle. Asians are living in a bed of roses.
It’s nothing new. The concept of the model minority has been propagated in … Read more


Feb 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Wellesley Student to Produce Boston’s First Report on Asian Americans

Wellesley Student to Produce Boston’s First Report on Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Tanvee Varma

Tanvee Varma

A junior at Wellesley University in Massachusetts is leading the effort to produce the first ever report on Asian Americans in the Boston area, reports
Wellesley News.

Tarnee Varma hopes her report will help the state legislature to create laws and policies benefiting the Asian American community.

The idea of compiling the … Read more

Asian Americans

Incarceration Rates of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on the Rise

posted by Randall

Jason Wang
By Tinabeth Piña
Asian American Life

Contrary to popular belief – Asian Americans are not your stereotypical model minority. In fact— their incarceration rates are on the rise – totally debunking the model minority myth.

According to the latest report by the AAPI Beyond Bars committee – Asian American and Pacific Islanders represent a population … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: What Would It Mean for a Hapa to Be Named the Next Bachelorette?

NPR: What Would It Mean for a Hapa to Be Named the Next Bachelorette?

posted by Randall

Caila Quinn We will know by tonight if a hapa will be named the next Bachelorette.

Speculation has been rampant that third place Bachelor finisher  Caila Quinn, who’s mother is Filipino American and father is White, will take the throne for the next Bachelorette. If so, it will mark a first for a woman of color.

The … Read more

Being Hapa

Being Hapa: Where Do Hapas Fit into the Model Minority Stereotype

posted by Randall

Amy Chua with her two daughters

Amy Chua, author of Tiger Mom, with her two hapa daughters.
Photo by David Shankbone


By Laylita Day
Being Hapa

It is a common stereotype: if you are Asian, then you must be smart and successful. Asian immigrant parents are always portrayed as pushing their children to study all the time so that … Read more


Nov 16, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on The Politic: Asian American Students at Yale Speak Out about Racism on Campus

The Politic: Asian American Students at Yale Speak Out about Racism on Campus

posted by Randall

Yale Asian American Cultural Center3

Recent racial tensions at Yale brought out 200 predominantly Asian American students to a forum to discuss the situation, reports The Politic.

So many students attended the town hall-like meeting at the Asian American Cultural Center that they filled up three overflow rooms.

“This place is so packed, there were people lined up outside … Read more

Asian Americans

The Cynical Desi: What the ’80s Bad Boy Detroit Pistons Taught Me about Self-Respect as a Minority

posted by Randall

1989-1990 Detroit Pistons

By Sid Sharma
The Cynical Desi

Ah, basketball at the end of the 20th century. Larry Bird, the Showtime Lakers, and of course Mr. 23 in red, Michael Jordan. All their highlights are readily accessible, and you’ll find a chorus of pundits cheering these heroes on. But someone’s missing. Whether they did so consciously … Read more


Cavalier Daily: Students Launch ‘Not A Model Minority’ Initiative

posted by Randall

Not a Model Minority Initiative

Asian American students at the University of Virginia have launched a series of events to counter the model minority myth, reports the Cavalier Daily .

The model minority initiative is the work of the Asian Students Union with the support of the Vietnamese Student Association and Organization of Young Filipino Americans.

Organizers hope to educate … Read more


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