Archive for July, 2016

Asian-American groups decry ‘xenophobic’ Missouri political ads

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by imprentacomm

A coalition of Asian-American businesses and organizations in Missouri on Sunday criticized what they called racist and xenophobic political ads in the state attorney general race. One ad shows one Chinese businessman bragging to another in Mandarin about how he was able to buy a Missouri farm after state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, a Republican candidate […]

Asian-American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by imprentacomm

This August, Team USA will be headed to the 2016 Rio Olympics with over 500 athletes across 42 Olympic sport disciplines. Of these athletes, over 30, competing in a variety of sports including swimming, fencing, table tennis, and volleyball, identify as Asian American. Below are 10 Asian-American athletes to watch during the Rio Olympics. Keep […]

Asian Americans must stand up and say black lives matter

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by imprentacomm

  ‘In recent weeks, I’ve become more acutely aware of the gulf that can exist between true empathy and surface understanding – and the importance of bridging the two.’ P Since the police shooting deaths last week of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, black Americans have protested at the danger they find themselves in simply […]

In Immigration Fight, Asians Work to Be Heard

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by imprentacomm

As immigration activists gathered in Lower Manhattan on Friday afternoon, chanting in Spanish to denounce the Supreme Court deadlock that effectively shut down President Obama’s program of deportation relief, a group of eight advocates stood quietly in the back. They held hand-painted signs of protest. “We’re all immigrants,” one sign said in Chinese. “We want […]