• A New History of Being Asian-American

    Most politicians mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month each May with some kind of rote message of tribute to the nation’s twenty million or so Americans of Asian descent—a sizable population, and the nation’s fastest-growing ethnic group. In contrast, President Trump decided to speak not to Asian Americans but for them. On Monday, after he […]

    Date: May 19, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Part 2: Good Americans & Generation Rising

    Asian Americans fight for equality in the fields, on campuses and in the culture; new immigrants and war refugees expand the definition of Asian American.

    Date: May 19, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Rise in hate incidents toward Asian Americans during coronavirus crisis, officials say

    Hate crimes and incidents directed at Asian Americans have surged during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, whose director said Wednesday that civic groups and police departments had fielded more than 100 reports of hate incidents tied to the pandemic from February through April. Many of these incidents […]

    Date: May 19, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Trump accused of racism after clash with Asian American reporter

    President appears to continue confrontation on Twitter seemingly in response to incident involving CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang at the White House coronavirus briefing in Washington on 11 May. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/ReutersAdam Gabbatt in New York and David Smith in WashingtonPublished onTue 12 May 2020 11.57 EDT Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared […]

    Date: May 12, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American eligible voter population surges 139 percent, report says

    The number of eligible Asian American voters has surged by 139 percent in the last 20 years, according to a Pew Research report released Thursday.  Asian Americans are the fastest-growing segment of eligible voters out of the major racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., with more than 11 million people able to vote this year, according […]

    Date: May 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • New docuseries unpacks more than 150 years of Asian American history

    “Asian Americans,” which airs Monday and Tuesday on PBS, is the first series about the community on commercial television, one filmmaker said. Asian Americans have a more than 150-year history in the United States, but it’s been a long fight for them to make their voices heard. For decades, the community’s contributions to the country […]

    Date: May 11, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How Southeast Asian American refugees helped shape America’s resettlement system

    2020 is the 45th anniversary of Southeast Asian American refugees’ arrival in the U.S., still the largest group to be resettled since then. Two days before the end of the Vietnam War, Le Xuan Khoa boarded a plane with his family to start a new life in the United States. He’d had a comfortable life […]

    Date: Apr 27, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • IDEAS WE SHOULD STEAL: DUMPLINGS AGAINST HATE

    The grassroots campaign raises funds for businesses in New York’s Chinatowns and fights coronavirus-related racism. A local activist hopes to bring it here. Back in February, Mayor Jim Kenney sat down for lunch in Chinatown. Though Covid-19 had yet to slam the city, news of the virus abroad was already driving customers away from Asian-American eateries. […]

    Date: Apr 21, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Senate Democrats call for federal action on anti-Asian coronavirus racism

    “There has not been a concerted effort from federal agencies to prevent and address anti-Asian sentiment related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the senators wrote. A dozen Senate Democrats on Friday called on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to take “robust” action against the uptick in anti-Asian sentiment and attacks since the COVID-19 pandemic began. […]

    Date: Apr 14, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0