• 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
  • Ng Hire a ‘Spark’ for MLB Asian Community

    For Eric Kubota, there was a tangible “sense of relief” when he saw that Kim Ng had been hired by the Miami Marlins to be their new general manager in November. Kubota, the director of scouting for the A’s, laughs as he describes himself as an “old-school baseball dinosaur” who has somehow been in baseball […]

    Date: Dec 29, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The Mental Health Toll of Being a ‘Model Minority’ in 2020

    In a year that saw the closing of businesses, skyrocketing unemployment and ongoing hate incidents concurrent with the public health crisis, the severity of Asian Americans’ struggles has been minimized at best or gone unnoticed at worst, experts say. Many trace the invisibility of the community’s challenges, in part, to the mythical characterization of the […]

    Date: Dec 29, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian American and Pacific Islanders are ready to lead

    When I was first elected to the state Assembly more than a decade ago, I had never held public office, yet I knew in my heart I could lead. As a physician, I knew I had a unique perspective to offer and could bring my experience in health care to bear in policymaking to help […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 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
  • Biden Transition Team Won’t Commit To Asian American Cabinet Secretary

    President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team would not commit to nominating an Asian American for a Cabinet secretary position on Friday, shortly after Asian American lawmakers said failing to do so would be “unacceptable.” When asked about the nomination request during a press conference Friday, two top transition officials reiterated Biden’s pledge to build a historically […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Racism Targets Asian Food, Business During COVID-19 Pandemic

    As the coronavirus spread throughout the U.S., bigotry toward Asian Americans was not far behind, fueled by the news that COVID-19 first appeared in China. Some initial evidence suggested the virus began in bats, which infected another animal that may have spread it to people at one of Wuhan, China’s “wet markets.” Such markets sell […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 13 FANTASTIC BOOKS ABOUT EAST ASIAN AMERICAN KIDS

    In raising my daughters, I have sought to find books with Asian American characters so that they can see themselves in the stories they read. I want them to have a different experience than I did, as I seldom saw Asians represented in literature or on the big screen. Already I’ve noticed a difference in […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Lifetime movie with Chinese American family tackles perpetual foreigner stereotype

    In one scene from the Lifetime TV movie, “A Sugar & Spice Holiday,” a co-worker says to Suzy, an Asian American architect in Los Angeles: “I didn’t know if Christmas was a big deal where you’re from.” Retorts Suzy: “I’m from Maine.” A lot of viewers of a cozy Christmas film might just shrug off […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0