Archive for February, 2020

How Kobe Bryant helped connect Asian Americans with both Asia and America

Posted on February 4th, 2020 by imprentacomm

With limited English, 10-year-old James Kim broke the ice at lunch with his new classmates talking about Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, and how they took the Los Angeles Lakers to the championships in 2001. Now living in Long Beach, cheering for Bryant was how Anne Milo Shanahan’s family still connected with cousins back home […]

Fear of coronavirus fuels racist sentiment targeting Asians

Posted on February 4th, 2020 by imprentacomm

As she walks through campus and sits in class, Rosen Huynh tries extra hard to suppress her coughs. Fear of the coronavirus, which was first detected in December in China, has spread around the world, and many people like Huynh are suddenly hyperaware of their East Asian roots. Every cough, every wheeze, the 22-year-old says, […]