Wednesday 23rd April 2014,

Campus

NPR: Evidence professors discriminate in deciding who to mentor

posted by Randall

College CampusI have been heavily involved in promoting mentoring, so this one hit home.

NPR reports researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sent identical letters from students to 6500 college professors.

The letters complimented the professors on their work and requested to meet.

The only difference in the letters were the names … Read more

Blogs

The impact of the anti-affirmative action ruling by Supreme Court on Asian Americans

posted by Randall

US Supreme CourtThe US Supreme Court today upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action which forbids racial preferences in state university admissions.

Despite all the talk that Asian Americans play a major role in the anti-affirmative action movement, not one of the four opinions in the case even mentioned Asian Americans, according to a blog by Ilya Somin … Read more

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Michelle Obama needles Miss America about getting kid suspended

posted by Randall

Nina Davulari Show some PersonalitySeems like everyone is talking about how a high school student got suspended after asking Miss America Nina Davuluri out on a date.

Even first lady Michelle Obama is talking about it, reports the Financial Express.

If you haven’t heard, Davuluri spoke at a high school in York, PA. School administrators got wind that … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

New American Media: Awkward situation for Muslim American Women

posted by Randall

hand shakeA post from Arab American News published by New American Media offers some insights into the cultural conflicts faced by Muslim Americans (photo by Zach Taylor).

Anyone who’s ever been in a situation where you’ve been part of a minority culture might be able to relate.

Shaking hands with the opposite sex is not … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Chinese American

NBC Chicago: Reward upped in vandalism of Chinese lion outside Chinese American Museum

posted by Randall

Chinese American Museum of Chicago VandalNBC Chicago reports the search has intensified for a vandal seen in a video tape damaging two Chinese lions outside Chicago’s Chinese American Museum.

Museum officials today announced they were increasing the reward for information leading to the arrest of the vandal from $1000 to $2,500.

Estimates on the cost of repairing the damage from … Read more

Blogs

MSNBC: New study paints picture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander leaning left

posted by Randall

Richard Lui Richard Lui (pictured) of MSNBC reports Asian Americans are leaning left politically, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress.

58 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders support a path to citizenship. That’s up significantly from 2008 when just 32 percent of AAPIs supported that.

The study also found Asian Americans … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Washington Blade: LGBT South Asian Americans applaud India Supreme Court decision to reconsider sodomy ruling

posted by Randall

377 Members of the LGBT community worldwide are cheering an Indian Supreme Court decision to reconsider its ruling outlawing sodomy, reports the
Washington Blade

The ruling in December 2012 overturned a 2009 decision that decriminalized homosexuality in India and reinstated section 377 in the country’s penal code.

Today, the India Supreme Court in response to a … Read more

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24/7: Chinese American feels wrath of internet for using the term “chinked out”

posted by Randall

Leehom Wang Fans lashed out at a Chinese American singer, songwriter and actor for using the term “chinked out, ” reports 24/7.

In a post in the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, Leehom Wang wrote “bringing chinked-out to the entire world.”

Wang who is based in Taiwan has built quite a fan base in Asia, but … Read more

HAPA

Andy Suzuki & The Method defy convention of music or race

April 21, 2014

Andy Suzuki and the Methods

Composed of half-Japanese, half-Jewish singer Andy Suzuki, half-Korean and half Jewish violinist Jason Gorelick and African American percussionist Kozza Babumba, this indie-pop-folk-rock band has carved out its own niche in the music industry, and is doing very well.

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