Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

No White Washing in Patriots Day

posted by Randall
Jimmy Yang

Jimmy Yang plays the role of Dun Meng in Patriots Day
Photo by RCR

The little known story of Dung Meng, an Asian American whose SUV was hijacked by the Boston Marathon bombers in 2013, will be told in Patriots Day. The movie starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and  John Goodman opened nationwide this … Read more


Asian Teens under Pressure in Silicon Valley? CDC Studies High Suicide Rate

posted by Randall

Suicide and teensBy Ed Diokno

Over the course of nine months in 2009 and 2010, six Palo Alto teenagers committed suicide. Between 2010 and 2014, an average of 20 children and young adults killed themselves annually in Santa Clara County, where Palo Alto is located.

The deaths in the city constitute two recent “suicide clusters” (multiple … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Women of Silicon Valley Featured on ‘Today Show’

posted by Randall

Tracy Chou

By Ed Diokno

NBC’s Today Show launched a special series this week titled The Women of Silicon Valley. To start the series hosted by Natalie Morales, the Today Show interviewed two Asian American women whose actions were instrumental to bringing high-tech’s gender gap issue to the forefront, Tracy Chou and Isis Anchalee.

Despite … Read more

Cynical Desi

Mr. Modi, India should directly invest in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Narendra Modi with Mark Zuckenberg

By Sid Sharma

The Cynical Desi

A sense of disquiet seems to be in the air of the little startup wonderland known as Silicon Valley. It finally hit me when home cleaning company Homejoy shuttered its doors. How could it burn through $40 million so quickly? The story isn’t any better for larger companies. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Re/Code: Ellen Pao Drops Sex Discrimination Case Against Kleiner Perkins

posted by Len Patel

Ellen PaoEllen Pao, who rocked the tech world with her sex discrimination suit against venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, has dropped her appeal in the case, reports  re/Code.

Pao lost the jury trial earlier this year and says an appeal would be too costly for her to wage.

“I think I brought these important issues to … Read more

Asian Americans

Fast Company: Asian American Glass Ceiling Hiding in Plain Sight

posted by Randall

YahooLost in the discussion about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, is the glass ceiling holding back Asian Americans, reports Fast Company.

A new report by the non-profit Ascend Foundation found while Asian Americans are well represented in Silicon Valley, few have risen to the ranks of management.

At Yahoo, the workforce is … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Huff Post: All Asians Look Alike

posted by Randall

 Kumail NanjianiKunal NayyarSalon TV critic Sonia Saraiya is still wiping the egg off her face after mistaking Kumail Nanjiani from HBO’s Silicon Valley with Kunal Nayyar who plays Raj in Big Bang Theory, reports the Huffington Post.

The mix up occurred during Saraiya’s review of the new season of Silicon Valley. Salon quickly corrected … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

ABC7/KGO: Ellen Pao Takes Stand in Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination Case

posted by Randall

Ellen PaoEllen Pao took the stand in her sex discrimination case Monday against her former employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, reported ABC7/KGO.

The case is shining a spotlight on gender inequality in Silcon Valley.

Pao said she originally turned down the job because she was offered a position she considered too junior. She later … Read more

Asian Americans

Bloomberg: Pay Gap Hits Asian Americans in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Silicon ValleyWe hear a lot about gender wage disparities between men and women. For every dollar earned by men in the United States, women earn 81 cents.

Bloomberg reports there’s a racial pay gap for Asian Americans in Silicon Valley.

The American Institute for Economic Research found Asian Americans in Silicon Valley earn less than women, … Read more


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