Archive for September, 2015

Disparities Among Asian-American Students in California

Posted on September 16th, 2015 by imprentacomm

A new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit group, breaks down how Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students are faring in higher education in California. The group is the fastest growing racial and ethnic segment in California. It is also heavily reliant on public colleges — 87 percent of Asian-Americans first […]

Is the GOP Losing the Asian-American Vote?

Posted on September 16th, 2015 by imprentacomm

For Zhonggang (Cliff) Li, Jeb Bush was an attractive presidential candidate early on. Li, a Chinese-American resident of Florida and self-described moderate Republican, pointed to an executive order that Bush had signed in 2000 as Florida’s governor that ended race-based college admissions–an issue that resonates with many Asian Americans–as one of the reasons the Republican […]

How Asian-American Voters Went From Republican To Democratic

Posted on September 16th, 2015 by imprentacomm

In 2012, nearly three-quarters of Asian-American voters went for President Obama. But, rewind — 20 years prior — and you’ll find fewer than a third voted Democrat. In fact, in the span of two decades, the Asian-American vote in presidential elections has gone from being solidly Republican, to increasingly Democrat. Analysts have described the Asian-American […]

The ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ of stereotyping Asian American students

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by imprentacomm

“Ophelia” was never a very good student. The second generation Vietnamese American described herself as “not very intelligent,” someone who got straight Cs. She failed the exam to qualify for Advanced Placement classes at the end of Junior High. But for reasons beyond her understanding, she was placed on the AP track when she got […]

7 Things About Asian-Americans You’ll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by imprentacomm

There is no shortage of stereotypes plaguing media portrayals of Asian-Americans. Regardless of their platform, the stories we do or don’t tell about Asian people in the United States have not only enshrined harmful misconceptions, but have made a diverse network of cultures in this country invisible. To untangle how these myths affect Asian-American communities […]

Asian American Voters Will Punish Candidates with Anti-Immigrant Views

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by imprentacomm

Last week, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina came under fire for their offensive comments on Asian immigrants. Bush noted in his visit to border city McAllen, TX, that the phenomenon of so-called “anchor babies” was “frankly, more related to Asian people,” while Fiorina called in Le Mars, Iowa for the urgent resolution of “festering problems” like the Chinese […]