Archive for May, 2014

Honda, Toyota, BMW Tops For Diversity Market

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

The evolution of the U.S. demographic profile kind of looks like what has happened to the U.S. auto market over the past 14 years, but in slow motion: whites (Euro-Americans?) are — like the former Big Three — shrinking in share while the imports are gaining. Pew Research estimates that by 2050 or so, those […]

KPIX 5 Poll Shows Incumbent Mike Honda Likely To Face Challenger Ro Khanna In November

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on May 23, 2014 Source: CBS Local   SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — A KPIX 5 phone survey taken this week showed strong support among South Bay women and seniors for incumbent Rep. Mike Honda in his 17th Congressional District re-election bid. With less than two weeks remaining before the June 3 primary, 40% of registered […]

What Hollywood Doesn’t Understand About Asian-Americans

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by imprentacomm

  What Hollywood Doesn’t Understand About Asian-Americans Posted on May 20, 2014 Source: Policy Mic Lucy Liu’s Elementary character is an Asian-American television anomaly. She is neither a fanatic fighting-machine nor a quiet, subservient woman — and sadly, that makes her revolutionary. Well-rounded, dynamic, complex and just plain real Asian-American characters in American television and film are few and […]

Asian-Americans Have Had the Sharpest Shift Toward Democrats

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on May 19, 2014 Source: New York Times Asian-Americans make up the racial or ethnic group that has shifted most strongly toward the Democratic Party since 2000. They are also the country’s fastest-growing racial or ethnic group by percentage. Researchers at Gallup think part of the shift stems from many Asian-Americans’ affinity for President Obama, a fellow member […]

Asian-American Growth Steady in North Texas

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on May 17, 2014 Source: NBC Dallas Forts Worth  According to the Greater Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce there are more than 300,000 Asian-Americans in North Texas.  They’ve been flocking here fore more than a decade. Masha Aziz of Bangladesh has been all over the US now turning her hobby, photography into a business.  She […]

With demographics shifting, Congressman Mike Honda faces political challenge of his life.

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on:  May 18, 2014 Source: ContraCosta Hailed as a master at rallying Asian-American votes in national elections, Honda now might be undone by the changing ethnic makeup of his own district — the first Asian-American majority district outside of Hawaii. The veteran politician never has had to fear primary challenges, but now California’s “top […]

Affirmative action amendment divides state’s Asian Americans

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by imprentacomm

Vivian Chan, right, whose daughter Vanessa attends San Marino High School, joined Wechat about seven months ago. When news of SCA 5 broke, the phone-based group-messaging platform became a tool for fomenting action against the amendment. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times) Posted on May 19, 2014 Source: LA Times The alarming messages began appearing on […]

Asian-Americans Are Successful, But No Thanks To Tiger Parenting

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on May 12, 2014 Source: NPR Contrary to popular stereotypes, Asian-Americans don’t achieve academic success just because it’s just in their genes. These students perform well because of community resources and teacher support. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I’m Michel Martin. This is Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage […]