Archive for November, 2015

Asian Americans React to Jindal Decision to Suspend 2016 Campaign

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by imprentacomm

After Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday on Fox News that he would be “suspending” his presidential campaign because “this is not my time,” many online responded by revisiting the issues that Asian Americans have had with Jindal’s campaign, including his stance against “hyphenated Americans,” which was seen by many to be a distancing of […]

Majority of Asian-American Lawmakers Condemn Vote to Halt Resettling Syrian Refugees

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Despite lawmakers’ 289-137 vote in the House on Thursday in favor of halting a program aimed at resettling Syrian refugees, a vast majority of Asian-American members of Congress voted against the bill, arguing that the measure went against basic American values. “No refugees [on American soil] have committed a terrorist act,” California Congressman Ted Lieu […]

Asia Consumers Still Served Irrelevant Ads;

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by imprentacomm

In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates in ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Most Asian consumers still served irrelevant ads; Indonesia sees growth in mobile ad spend & supply; More Australian marketers tap direct interaction with influencers; MEC appoints new China CEO; and Australia’s Switch […]

More than 160 Asian-American Groups File Briefs in Support of Affirmative Action

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by imprentacomm

More than 160 Asian American and Pacific Islander groups have filed amicus briefs calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action policies at the University of Texas at Austin. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) filed […]

Group helps pot smokers come out to their Asian-American parents

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by imprentacomm

  Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The Chronicle Monica Lo (keft) and Tiffany Wu smoke a joint at Peace Plaza in Japantown in San Francisco. It was hard for Tiffany Wu to tell her conservative, first-generation Chinese American parents she was quitting her high-paying job at a Silicon Valley law firm. It was even harder […]

U.S. Hispanics, African and Asian Americans and Facebook Video

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Facebook users who identify themselves as U.S. Hispanics, African Americans orAsian Americans are 1.3 times more likely than average users to say thatvideo helps them stay connected with their cultures. Facebook IQ commissioned a survey by Qualtrics to study the value of video on the social network to multicultural audiences, and its other findings included: 86 percent of African Americans […]

RNC seeks Asian American millennial voters, leaders

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by imprentacomm

WITH the 2016 presidential election a year away, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is expanding outreach efforts to a key demographic: Asian American millennials. Through a six-week program called the Republican Leadership Initiative (RLI), volunteers will undergo “a series of extensive training workshops to equip Asian Pacific American grassroots community leaders across the country with […]

Why Are Asian-Americans Such Loyal Democrats?

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by imprentacomm

In just two decades, Asian-American support for the Democratic presidential candidate more than doubled, from the 31 percent Bill Clinton got in 1992 to the 73 percent cast for President Obama in 2012, according to exit polls. This shift followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, developments that […]

2015: The Year Asian-Americans Finally Got a Shot on TV

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by imprentacomm

Photo-Illustration: Maya Robinson and Photos by ABC and Netflix In a recent episode of Fresh Off the Boat, Louis, the Huang patriarch, goes on a local morning show to promote the family restaurant. He’s a hit doing impressions of Donald Duck and Rocky to the delight of the white anchors of Good Morning Orlando. But […]