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The Layup Drill

Posted on September 11th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at the rising star of Washington football, Jordan Clarkson’s summer vacation, and a soccer star’s crucial game to determine his future. All-American Rapp leads Dawgs Secondary Taylor Rapp (Photo from Rapp’s Instagram) The University of Washington football team began its […]

DOJ sides with Asian-American students in affirmative action suit against Harvard University

Posted on September 5th, 2018 by imprentacomm

The Department of Justice sided with Asian-American students and their families Thursday in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University discriminates based on race in its admissions process. The case, Students For Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President And Fellows Of Harvard College, was brought to the District Court in Massachusetts by students and parents who believe that the prestigious […]

Orange County attorney’s racist Facebook rant against Asian Americans draws backlash

Posted on September 5th, 2018 by imprentacomm

ORANGE COUNTY (KABC) — An Orange County attorney’s Facebook post spurred by the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” drew major backlash. In a now-deleted post, Christina Ignatius wrote several paragraphs targeting Asians in Orange County and reinforcing negative stereotypes. “She’s in for a ride because we are not going to let this pass. We will not […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ success has Hollywood scrambling for similar Asian-centric stories

Posted on September 5th, 2018 by imprentacomm

LOS ANGELES — In the eight years that Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has been developing and writing for television, she never had a producer insist on casting an Asian American as the lead in a show. For years, Hollywood operated under the belief that Asians couldn’t sell a movie or a TV series. That all changed earlier […]

Applying to Harvard as an Asian-American

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 by imprentacomm

To the Editor: Re “Harvard Rates Asian-Americans as Less Likable, Plaintiffs Claim” (front page, June 16): I think I can speak for all college admissions consultants when I say that none of us were shocked by the recently released Harvard investigation, included in court documents, revealing that the university rated Asian-American applicants consistently lower on […]

What is WeChat? Chinese-language app could be fueling Chinese-American conservatism

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 by imprentacomm

It’s been used to buy farm-fresh eggs and pay bills — and to quickly mobilize tens of thousands across the country to rally on behalf of a former New York City cop convicted in the accidental shooting death of an unarmed black man. WeChat, the hugely popular social media app developed by Chinese internet company Tencent, has grown to […]

World Health Org. Urges Vietnamese to Eat Less Sugar

Posted on June 26th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Excessive sugar and salt combined with insufficient vegetable consumption is posing health risks to Vietnamese people, experts say. Photo from vtc.vn via Viet Nam News/Asia News Network HANOI — Vietnamese people eat too much sugar and it is harming their health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While the WHO recommends consuming less than […]

Asian Americans Post Largest Gains In Homeownership

Posted on June 26th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Asian Americans have seen the largest gains among any race in homeownership in the United States, new research shows. A recent report by Zillow Research found that the Asian homeownership rate increased 48%, from 10.1% in 1900 to 58.1% in 2016. This marks the largest jump in homeownership, compared to 23.2% among whites, 20.5% among blacks, and […]

Vietnam memorial: ‘We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them’

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by imprentacomm

ST. CLOUD — Despite the pouring rain, hundreds of people attended a ceremony Saturday afternoon to honor Americans and Vietnamese people who fought and died in the Vietnam War. The crowd gathered by the Vietnam War Memorial at Lake George for a short program and picnic. Many wore bright red and yellow, the colors of the Vietnamese […]