• 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 American members of Congress on sustaining allyship long after Floyd protests

    “It takes an entire village to do the persistent discrimination against Black Americans in these police encounters, and you’ve got to reform the system. So that that doesn’t keep happening,” Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., told NBC Asian America. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.Getty Images; CQ-Roll Call, IncJuly […]

    Date: Jul 14, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Grant Imahara, Host of ‘MythBusters’ and ‘White Rabbit Project,’ Dies at 49

    An electrical engineer and roboticist by training, he worked for a long time at Lucasfilm’s THX and Industrial Light and Magic divisions. Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist who hosted the popular science show MythBusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, has died. He was 49. Imahara died suddenly following a brain aneurysm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. “We are […]

    Date: Jul 14, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Polling methods are changing, but reporting the views of Asian Americans remains a challenge

    Public opinion pollsters in the United States survey adults of every racial and ethnic group. Historically, though, while the attitudes of white, Hispanic and Black adults are readily reported, those of Asian Americans are not. That raises a question: If Asian Americans are part of the survey sample, why don’t analysts report their views in […]

    Date: Jul 07, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Professor Who Asked Student to ‘Anglicize’ Her Name Is Put on Leave

    Matthew Hubbard, a mathematics professor in Oakland, Calif., said his emails to Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American college freshman, were both a “mistake” and “offensive.” A community college professor in Oakland, Calif., is on administrative leave after asking a Vietnamese-American student to “Anglicize” her name because he felt it sounded “offensive” in English. In […]

    Date: Jun 29, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Read about the Asian American screenplays that didn’t get produced

    The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and the Black List are listing the best unproduced scripts by and about Asian Americans. Tiffanie Hsu is one of 20 AAPI screenwriters spotlighted by the annual Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment List, which promotes some of the best unproduced scripts of the year. Hsu previously directed […]

    Date: Jun 23, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0