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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 […]

George Takei: Trump Immigration Policy Worse Than Japanese Prison Camps

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by imprentacomm

  Actor George Takei, who was sent to a Japanese prison camp with his family during World War II, said immigrant detention centers that separate migrant children from their parents are worse than what he experienced. “At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents,” Takei wrote in […]

An Asian-American Awakening

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Have progressives poked a sleeping giant? A thousand New Yorkers showed up Sunday at City Hall to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bid to substitute de facto racial quotas for a merit-based admission test at the city’s elite public schools. Two things make the protest striking. First, the protesters were Asian-American. Second, the big local […]

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Holds Inaugural Interagency Working Group Meeting

Posted on June 15th, 2018 by imprentacomm

Today the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Initiative) announced the new membership of its Interagency Working Group (IWG) and held its inaugural meeting at the White House. “In accordance with the Executive Order, the Interagency Working Group is key to our mission of improving the quality of life for Asian Americans […]

The Asian Glass Ceiling: Studying the Model Minority Myth

Posted on June 15th, 2018 by imprentacomm

When we examine the pipeline for leadership talent, Asian Americans aren’t there. “Asian Americans are the forgotten minority in the glass ceiling conversation,” says Buck Gee and Denise Peck, two former Silicon Valley executives in this must-read piece from HBR. In fact, they find, Asians are sometimes included with whites in corporate diversity reports and not counted […]

Why Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is still necessary

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by imprentacomm

We are the fastest growing major racial group, yet we’re still starved for representation. The minute any Asian American makes an appearance in the mainstream media, the Facebook walls and Twitter feeds of other Asian Americans light up: We like the posts about Chloe Kim winning the Olympic Gold Medal for snowboarding, or retweet the […]