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
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
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
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
By Laylita Day
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
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
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
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
A bill that had received bipartisan sponsorship to require school districts with more than 1,000 AAPI students to report disaggregated data by the major race categories in the Census, such as Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Native Hawaiian, and Samoan failed, reports Education Week.
The bill was introduced … Read more