• Nets launch Chinese language web site

    With the NBA’s only Chinese-American player —and a growing Chinese and Chinese-American population in Brooklyn— it was only a matter of time before the Nets set up a Chinese language website. And on Sunday, it went live. It was announced by Elisa Padilla, the Nets chief marketing officer. The site appears to mirror the Nets […]

    Date: Mar 13, 2017 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • UMD Asian American Student Union calls for solidarity at post-election town hall

    As a member of the black and Latinx communities, University of Maryland junior Alexis Ojeda-Brown wanted to see more solidarity among minorities after the presidential election. “In order to heal, we need to come together and understand what other people of color are going through,” said Ojeda-Brown, an history and English major. “By doing that, […]

    Date: Nov 21, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Album Brings Artists, Activists Together to Get Asian Americans to the Polls

    Although Asian Americans have been reported to be one of the fastest growing racial groups in the U.S., voter participation and turnout among the community continues to be lower than any other demographic group — something that dozens of artists across the country are hoping to change through music. “Voices of Our Vote: #MyAAPIVote Album,” […]

    Date: Sep 06, 2016 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • More Chinese Students Seeking US Community College Degrees

    Wealthy Chinese undergraduates aren’t the only ones looking to get a college degree in the U.S. So are a growing number of Chinese students from lower middle-class families who are enrolling in community colleges. The Los Angeles Times reports ( http://lat.ms/1Izy7sq ) that while thousands of Chinese students from affluent families enroll in U.S. colleges […]

    Date: Dec 28, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • As SCOTUS Hears Affirmative Action Arguments, Asian American Advocates Weigh In

    As oral arguments began this week in a Supreme Court case that could deal a blow to affirmative action, sociologist Jennifer Lee says she hopes Asian-American parents who are against the concept realize that it represents a net positive for the Asian-American community. “THE BETTER QUESTION [ISN’T SELF-INTEREST, BUT] WHETHER ASIAN AMERICANS ARE WILLING TO […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • More than 160 Asian-American Groups File Briefs in Support of Affirmative Action

    More than 160 Asian American and Pacific Islander groups have filed amicus briefs calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action policies at the University of Texas at Austin. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) filed […]

    Date: Nov 18, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Disparities Among Asian-American Students in California

    A new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit group, breaks down how Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students are faring in higher education in California. The group is the fastest growing racial and ethnic segment in California. It is also heavily reliant on public colleges — 87 percent of Asian-Americans first […]

    Date: Sep 16, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ of stereotyping Asian American students

    “Ophelia” was never a very good student. The second generation Vietnamese American described herself as “not very intelligent,” someone who got straight Cs. She failed the exam to qualify for Advanced Placement classes at the end of Junior High. But for reasons beyond her understanding, she was placed on the AP track when she got […]

    Date: Sep 02, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • For Asian-Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

    Teacher Svetlana Djananova monitors students as they take an ACT test in preparation for the college admission exam at HS2 Academy in Arcadia, Calif. (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times/TNS) By Frank Shyong Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and searched through […]

    Date: Mar 11, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0