• Affirmative action debate ignores Asian American community college students

    The November election has yet again thrust the Asian American community into the middle of a contentious affirmative action fight. This time, it’s in California, with Proposition 16, a statewide ballot measure that would restore race-conscious decision-making in public education admissions, employment and contracting — practices that were banned in 1996. The initiative has won […]

    Date: Oct 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • ‘Mulan’ 1998: A Moment of Joy and Anxiety for Asian-American Viewers

    Though the original Disney movie was culturally significant, it came out in a film era when people of color were routinely tokenized. Disney’s new live-action “Mulan” is coming at a time when the entertainment world is still feeling tremors from the success of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Parasite.” It was a very different landscape when […]

    Date: Sep 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • At Ally Maki’s Asian American Girl Club, All Are Welcome

    Long before Ally Maki appeared in movies and TV shows like Toy Story 4, Cloak & Dagger, and Wrecked, the Japanese American actress was hitting the club. And no, not the high heels, music-blaring, vodka cran kind of club, but actual extracurriculars. “When I was younger, I was totally the club girl, and not the club girl who’s going to the […]

    Date: Sep 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens

    Danny Satow was walking home from a stroll around her neighborhood in Federal Way, a suburb just south of Seattle, when a heavy object slammed into her chest. A car whizzed by and a disembodied voice yelled a racial slur against Chinese people. The car melted into the rush of traffic, and Danny leaned over to […]

    Date: Sep 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The role of Andrew Yang as an Asian-American representative

    On Oct. 15, I attended the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium sponsored talk featuring Kenan Thompson, the longest-running Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member. Although the night was mostly filled with laughs, during the question-and-answer section, one student addressed the recent SNL controversy surrounding Shane Gillis.  Gillis was set to join the SNL cast for Season […]

    Date: Oct 24, 2019 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0