The Asian American poetry scene is booming. Not only are Asian American poets publishing new collections, but in some cases they’re also publishing prose. (And anytime a poet writes prose, it’s something to pay attention to!) While there are nearly 50 countries in Asia, Asian Americans often get lumped together into one supposedly homogenous group. […]

    Date: Oct 27, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • HBO Asian American short film series tackles nuanced cultural issues

    HBO’s Asian Pacific American Visionaries winners will premiere their work on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET as part of the virtual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The three short films will be available to stream on HBO’s website. The winning pictures from APA creators — “Si” by Thomas Percy Kim, Tiffany So’s […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Affirmative action debate ignores Asian American community college students

    The November election has yet again thrust the Asian American community into the middle of a contentious affirmative action fight. This time, it’s in California, with Proposition 16, a statewide ballot measure that would restore race-conscious decision-making in public education admissions, employment and contracting — practices that were banned in 1996. The initiative has won […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, 1st Asian American Pulitzer board member, on how his new role transcends literature

    Viet Thanh Nguyen’s life changed when he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2016 for his startling debut novel, “The Sympathizer.” In recent years, Nguyen, the hypervisible Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California, became a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, received a MacArthur Fellowship (commonly known […]

    Date: Oct 06, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How textbooks taught white supremacy

    Historian Donald Yacovone, an associate at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and a 2013 winner of the W.E.B. Du Bois medal, was researching a book on the legacy of the antislavery movement when he came across some old history school textbooks that stopped him cold — and led him to write a different book. […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens

    Danny Satow was walking home from a stroll around her neighborhood in Federal Way, a suburb just south of Seattle, when a heavy object slammed into her chest. A car whizzed by and a disembodied voice yelled a racial slur against Chinese people. The car melted into the rush of traffic, and Danny leaned over to […]

    Date: Sep 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • These groups are helping Asian American immigrant voters with mail-in voting

    Chuck Park has been busy fielding calls from Korean- and Mandarin-speaking eligible voters at a nonprofit in the New York City borough of Queens. Callers are trying to understand how to register to vote and apply for absentee ballots, typically available in New York to those who are temporarily ill or out of the county on Election […]

    Date: Aug 25, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • CSU undergrads must take an ethnic studies or social justice class starting in 2023

    In the first major change to general education across its system in decades, all 430,000 undergraduates attending Cal State universities must take an ethnic studies or social justice course, a requirement approved by CSU trustees Wednesday following a fierce two-day debate that left some longtime social activists in the awkward position of voting “no.” The […]

    Date: Aug 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Affirmative Action, explained by an Asian American Studies professor

    Jonathan H. X. Lee was just a high school student when the 1996 Proposition 209 initiative first went into effect. Now a tenured Asian American Studies professor at SF State, he is sought after by students seeking his assistance in building portfolios impressive enough for universities such as Harvard and Yale. Lee recalled the initiative that “prohibits […]

    Date: Jul 14, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on the “CBS This Morning” podcast

    May is Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on how these communities have shaped the history of the U.S. while also examining the struggles and discrimination they have faced in America.  The “CBS This Morning” podcast spoke with a historian, actor and author about what it means to be Asian American in today’s […]

    Date: Jun 02, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0