Tag Archives: Asian American

The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans

Source – http://time.com/3475962/asian-american-diversity/ The lack of Asian leadership in tech sheds light on a larger issue: Asians are excluded from the idea of diversity Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know how to do […]

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Liberation of Dachau by Japanese Americans 552nd Field Artillery Battalion 442nd RCT April 29th 1945

  by Nihomachi Outreach Committee San Jose (This article is reposted with permission of NOC. Please visit their site by clicking on the link above) The war in Europe was coming to a close as the Allies raced across Germany to Berlin. Elements of the US 7th Army chased the remnants of the German army retreating […]

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Asian-Americans and the ‘model minority’ myth

Source: The Korean Herald – http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140126000336 Previews of Amy Chua’s forthcoming book, “The Triple Package” (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian-Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post’s report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was identifying eight superior “cultural” groups in the United States: Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Iranian, […]

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The Deceptive Data on Asians

Source: Insider Higher Ed June 7, 2013 By Scott Jaschik When Harvard University issued a news release last month about the freshman class it had just admitted, the announcement included information about the racial and ethnic make-up of the newly admitted students. Asian-Americans, the release said, would make up 20.9 percent of the class. Native […]

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AAJA Launches Retrospective on Vincent Chin, Pivotal Struggles in Asian American History

AAJA Launches Retrospective on Vincent Chin, Pivotal Struggles in Asian American History AAJA Launches Retrospective on Vincent Chin, Pivotal Struggles in Asian American History Online Resources Are Part of AAJA’s MediaWatch Program, Which Aims to Hold News Media to Standards of Accuracy and Fairness in Coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired […]

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The Model Minority Myth: What 50 Years of Research Does and Does Not Tell Us

Source: http://diverseeducation.com/article/52979/   The Model Minority Myth: What 50 Years of Research Does and Does Not Tell Us by Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep Nicholas Hartlep It is little wonder why Asian-Americans are perceived by the wider higher education community to be paragons of scholarly success, despite their treatment by the U.S. government, historically, as political pariahs […]

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Chinese American Women: A History of Resilience and Resistance

This exhibit explores the lives of Chinese American women during their first one hundred years in the United States. It portrays a hidden history of strength, innovation, and resilience. American history has often overlooked early Chinese immigrants, leaving their lives unrecorded. Chinese American women, in particular, have often been forgotten in the history of migrations, […]

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Utah governor to honor Topaz internee, Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu Day • A young California welder resisted orders that sent 120,000 Japanese- Americans into internment camps in the 1940s. BY KRISTEN MOULTON THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE PUBLISHED: JANUARY 16, 2013 10:08AM UPDATED: JANUARY 16, 2013 11:02AM Fred Korematsu, a native of Oakland, Calif., made history at age 23 when he defied authorities who […]

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