By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer
“Asian people are good at science”.
One might assume that the so-called “model minority” faces no discrimination in the workplace. However, in a white paper from UC Hastings School of Law by Joan William, Rachel M. Korn, and Su Li, this stereotype is challenged. Asian women in … Read more
When you hear the words body shop, you likely think of workers in overalls restoring your car to its original physical condition.
For thousands of mostly Indian workers, body shops may be the equivalent of the modern day sweatshop. They are employers who may be taking advantage of … Read more
A slice of cheese and bread – does that sound like a decent school lunch to you? Child hunger in schools is prevalent but not given enough attention; people may think that because these kids go home at the end of the day to their families, these families can … Read more
Seattle Seahawks’ receiver Doug Baldwin is the latest NFL player to treat his aches and pains with a new, unproven treatment.
The all-pro former Super Bowl champ flew over to England before the season started to partake in stem-cell therapy.The treatment was a “pre-emptive, preventative treatment to maintain healthy knees” according to … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Six Asian American students from MIT won a student technology competition by designing and building a device that translates the written word into braille – in just 15 hours.
The tight-knit friends, known as Team … Read more
Engineering students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson have recently invented a fire extinguisher that can put out blazes by using sound waves, according to Time Magazine. What started out as a senior research product has developed into a working device with much practical use.
Tran cited several potential uses for the device, which included … Read more
This may not be a coincidence, according to a story in Think Progress.
The latest to file a case is Tina Huang who is seeking class action status in her discrimination case against Twitter. Huang … Read more
Gender bias against women of color in STEM research is overwhelming, according to a study just released by the University of California’s Hasting College of Law, reports Mashable (photo by US Army Corp of Engineers).
One hundred percent of minority women surveyed report experiencing gender bias versus 93 percent of white women surveyed.
Asian … Read more
A new survey of college graduates from 2008 found Asian American college grads along with blacks are the most likely to be unemployed, reports the Huff Post.
Out of the 17,000 college grads questions, 11.9 percent of the Asian Americans surveyed said they were unemployed followed by 11.8 percent of blacks.
Next are Hispanics … Read more
Being the first Indian American Miss America is a source of pride for her, and a distinction she fully embraces.