Archive for February, 2019

Jeremy Lin Says ‘It Kind of Sucks’ Being the Only Asian American in the NBA

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin hopes to one day see more Asian American players in the NBA.  In an interview with Cary Chow of The Undefeated, Lin talked about the dichotomy of being the only active player of Asian descent in the league: “At times it kind of sucks. At other times it’s amazing. Amazing because you get […]

Asian Americans may have an educational advantage, but they face a ‘bamboo ceiling’ at work

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by imprentacomm

In a controversial and closely watched federal trial last fall, an anti-affirmative action group, Students for Fair Admissions, argued that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants by holding them to higher academic standards and rating them poorly on personal characteristics. The university does this in order to artificially suppress the rate of admission among Asian Americans, the […]

Three Asian-American lawmakers introduce a bill to prohibit internment like that of Japanese Americans during World War II

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by imprentacomm

A scene from the Manzanar internment camp in California in 1942. (CNN)On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order that sent 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps for the remainder of World War II.Now three Asian-American members of Congress are trying to ensure that something like that never happens again.US Sens. Tammy […]

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 […]