Archive for February, 2019

NYPD Seeing More Asian Americans on the Job

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by imprentacomm

NYPD Chief Thomas Chan remembers when the police force only had 30 Asian members. Now, in a department of more than 36,000, there are 3,000 Asian American officers, about 8 percent of the force.  “When people need assistance, it’s not a matter of what ethnic background the officer is,” said Chan, now the highest-ranking Asian […]

California youth, Latino and Asian-American vote jumped in 2018

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Last year, 27.5 percent of young Californians voted, up from about 8 percent in 2014, and 36 percent of eligible Latinos voted, up from 17 percent. A first time voter casts her ballot during the midterm elections in Norwalk, California, on Oct. 24, 2018.Lucy Nicholson / Reuters fileFeb. 12, 2019, 3:02 PM PSTBy Suzanne Gamboa The […]

De Blasio’s Plan Would Destroy Asian-American Admissions

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by imprentacomm

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan to increase black and Hispanic enrollment at the city’s eight specialized, or elite, public schools. And a new report by the publicly-funded Independent Budget Office confirms what skeptics of the plan have known since de Blasio announced his scheme last summer: It baldly discriminates against Asian […]

The End of the American Chinatown

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by imprentacomm

How renewed interest in downtown living is threatening neighborhoods that long provided a first stop for new immigrants LOS ANGELES—As a new immigrant to the United States, Li Zhong Huang knew there was only one place he wanted to live: the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he could be surrounded by language, food, and […]