• Asian-Americans on the Racism the Coronavirus Pandemic Unleashed, and their Identity

    Ken Lum, a Canadian-Chinese artist, has written a letter to his late mother in which he apologises for the contempt he felt as a child in Vancouver for his Chinese roots and her cultural practices. “I so regret kicking up such a fuss whenever you wanted to go and see a Chinese opera in Chinatown. […]

    Date: Jan 05, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The Mental Health of Asian American Students

    When mental health activist Shivani Nishar was in middle school, she began experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Growing up in what she describes as the “white suburban fairytale” of Palo Alto, California, Nishar, whose parents immigrated to the United States from India, found it difficult to fit in. “I didn’t have a lot of […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The Unexpected Toll Of Being Asian-American On Social Media During COVID-19

    Like everyone else, I charge my phone on my nightstand. Within minutes of waking, I reach for it and from the cozy warmth of my bed, I check my personal emails, respond to texts, look through my news alerts, dawdle over Instagram, and scroll through Facebook to see what’s been going on in my sphere […]

    Date: Nov 24, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • COVID-19 and Advancing Asian American Recovery

    The experiences of Asian Americans in the United States have been marked by a basic contradiction.1 At 20 million strong—nearly 6 percent of the US population—they are a powerful economic force: nearly two million Asian American–owned small businesses generate $700 billion in annual GDP and employ around 3.5 million people.2 Asian Americans have been part of the country’s […]

    Date: Nov 03, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans in San Francisco are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19: Racism is to blame

    SAN FRANCISCO – Mandy Rong was terrified her 12-year-old daughter had COVID-19. It was 2 a.m. and the young girl was hours into a fierce fever and a racking cough. She was weak and didn’t want to eat. What few medications were on hand had expired. She sipped warm water instead. “Mommy, why are my eyes on […]

    Date: Oct 20, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Why domestic violence calls are surging for Asian American women amid the pandemic

    The rise comes even as factors such as culture, racism, poverty and immigration status often make it harder for Asian American women to seek help. When the pandemic-related lockdowns started in March, staff at several Asian American domestic violence organizations watched with concern as a hush fell over their work. Clients who had previously told them of […]

    Date: Oct 06, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0