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Report finds U.S.-born Asian Americans report more discrimination than immigrants

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by imprentacomm

Around one in four Asian Americans reported personally being discriminated against because they’re Asian when applying for jobs and trying to rent or buy housing, according to a new poll. Immigrant Asian Americans were also much less likely to report multiple forms of individual discrimination, including violence and sexual harassment, than their counterparts born in […]

Asian-American Groups Start Mental Health Program for DACA Recipients

Posted on October 10th, 2017 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 […]

NAAPPPA Honors ‘40 Under 40’ Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Politics

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by imprentacomm

  An organization promoting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in politics and public affairs has released its second list celebrating rising professionals. The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) published its second “40 Under 40” list of AAPIs excelling in American politics Friday. The bipartisan list highlights workers who […]

Rep. Chu Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by imprentacomm

Today marks the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which commemorates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the month of May. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement: “Every year in May, we come together […]

As other malls die off, this one in Arcadia focuses on Asian shopper

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by imprentacomm

  hen Taiwanese menswear brand SST&C opened its first U.S. store last year, the company bypassed glitzy shopping hubs such as Beverly Hills or South Coast Plaza in favor of a mall tucked into the San Gabriel Valley. What Westfield Santa Anita lacks in name recognition, it makes up for with one huge edge: a […]

Business ‘One word says it all. Asian’: Airbnb host reportedly leaves guest stranded because of her race

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by imprentacomm

  An Airbnb host in California has been banned after an Asian American guest claimed her reservation was canceled at the last minute because of her race. Airbnb spokesman Nick Papas told The Washington Post in an email that the host’s behavior was “abhorrent and unacceptable.” The company has in recent years faced growing complaints of racial […]