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Why Trump’s Census Change Could Hit Asian-Americans Especially Hard

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by imprentacomm

  The Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the census does not bode well for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, civil rights groups fear. Research has already shown that the minority group is significantly undercounted in the survey, with one-fifth of Asian-Americans and one-third of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in […]

Asian-Americans rejected by Harvard need to resist the anti-affirmative action narrative

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by imprentacomm

There is a story about race-based college admissions that holds particular sway over Asian-American students like I once was — my father wrote away for my Harvard application before I was out of diapers. It’s backed up by some cherry-picked data and a conservative activist group that wants to end all affirmative action, and it […]

Asian-Americans, a Sleeping Political Giant

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Virginia is the clearest example of a state that has moved to the left politically. After decades as a Republican stronghold, it has voted Democratic in every top-tier statewide race — president, senator, governor — since 2010. But as well-known as Virginia’s transformation may be, one major cause of it hasn’t received much attention: Asian-American […]

The ‘Shib Sibs’ Talk Asian Representation, Stereotypes And K-Pop

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by imprentacomm

In an ice dancing routine, a pair is often separated by no more than two arms’ length for much of the routine. Luckily, Alex and Maia Shibutani get along. The brother-and-sister Olympic pair, known as the “Shib Sibs,” talked with HuffPost Asian Voices about skating together for the past 14 years and winning two ice dancing bronze […]

THE BUSINESS OF POLITICS

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Ron Wong turned his passion for politics — and his commitment to empowering communities of color — into a thriving business. As President and CEO of Imprenta Communications Group, a Los Angeles-based public affairs, ethnic marketing and campaign firm, Wong develops and executes campaigns for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and prominent […]

Asian-American Groups Start Mental Health Program for DACA Recipients

Posted on January 10th, 2018 by imprentacomm

A group of Asian-American and Pacific Islander-serving organizations announced the creation of a mental health program for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and their families Thursday, a month after the White House announced that it was ending the program. Ten mental health service providers from the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) […]

Plenty of Asians at tech firms — but not in management ranks

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by imprentacomm

  Google CEO Sundar Pichai When Silicon Valley talks about diversity, about boosting underrepresented groups, they’re not talking about Asians. Asian and Asian American tech workers are lumped in with white employees — categorized as overrepresented, a group that companies don’t need to worry about. That perception has for years overshadowed the reality faced by […]

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Remain Underrepresented on Television

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by imprentacomm

Although significant progress has been made in the past few years in opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on prime-time television, they remain underrepresented, marginalized and relegated to token appearances on comedies and dramas, the summation of a new study released Tuesday. “Tokens on the Small Screen,” conducted by professors and scholars from six […]

Lessons From the World War II Experiences of Japanese Americans for Today’s Muslim Americans

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by imprentacomm

During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, respectively, were open to the ideas of a U.S. Muslim database and surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods. As President, Trump signed executive orders that effectively banned travel into the U.S. by people from a selected list of predominantly Muslim countries. Multiple Trump supporters have openly suggested the need to segregate Muslims into […]

PBS Distribution Locks Down ‘Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by imprentacomm

EXCLUSIVE: PBS Distribution has picked up the North American rights to Toronto film fest doc Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, from director Steve James. The company is planning a spring theatrical release, beginning May 19 at New York City’s IFC Center. It centers on the dramatic saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of […]