• Asian Americans: Battling Bias

    “Asian Americans: Battling Bias,” produced by the CBS News Race and Culture unit, explores the discrimination facing the Asian American community in 2020. In addition to fighting the devastating health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have faced high unemployment, business boycotts and racist attacks caught on video.

    Date: Oct 13, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Kamala Harris and a history of trying to define ‘Asian American’

    The identity of Sen. Kamala Harris, who will debate Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, is part of a long discussion of who gets to be considered Asian American and who is too often left out of the group. Harris’ Asian American ethnic background — she is multiracial — hasn’t always been recognized by the […]

    Date: Oct 13, 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
  • 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
  • ‘Overlooked’: Asian American Jobless Rate Surges But Few Take Notice

    The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavy economic toll on Asian Americans. From Vietnamese nail salons to Cambodian donut shops, Asian-owned businesses have struggled. And Asian American workers have gone from having the lowest unemployment rate in the country to one of the highest. Jerry Raburn lost his job at a mortgage servicing company in […]

    Date: Oct 06, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans call out Republicans who opposed anti-racism measure

    Asian American personalities are calling out 164 Republican members of Congress who voted against a resolution denouncing hate incidents toward Asian Americans during the pandemic. The House passed the legislation, introduced by Rep Grace Meng, D-N.Y., on Sept. 17 in a 243-164 vote, with all 164 nays coming from Republicans. Only 14 GOP members of the […]

    Date: Sep 29, 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
  • Local Asian American artists respond to the pandemic in new Fondren exhibit

    Now on display in Fondren Library, Houston Asian American Archive’s “Faces in the Pandemic” exhibit explores Asian American experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through dynamic visual art, fostering reflection and discussion on relevant topics of racism, isolation, history and intersectionality. The exhibit explores a history of Asian American discrimination from the early 1800s to today […]

    Date: Sep 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • US Open winner Naomi Osaka challenges viewers to ‘start talking’ about racial justice

    Professional tennis star Naomi Osaka said after winning the U.S. Open for a second time that her decision to wear masks during the tournament honoring Black Americans who have been gunned down was part of an effort to “make people start talking” about racial justice. Osaka, who wore seven such masks during the tournament this year, on Saturday […]

    Date: Sep 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0