Saturday 10th October 2015,

Chinese American

Watchdog Blasts Director Ridley Scott for Whitewashing ‘The Martian’

posted by Randall

The MartianThe Media Action Network for Asian Americans has issued a statement condemning director Ridley Scott for whitewashing several Asian characters out of his movie, The Martian.

The movie is based on the best selling novel by Andy Weir. In the book, Dr. Venkat Kapoor is described as being Hindu. In the movie, the name is … Read more

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Governor Hesitates Signing Ethnic Studies Bill

posted by Randall

California High School Assembly

By Ed Diokno

GROWING UP in an immigrant household, I remember my parents would always refer to our white neighbors as the “Americans.”

This was funny, because my father fought for the U.S. during World War II and defended the Stars and Stripes in Korea and worked for the the city we lived in.

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New Study to Determine If Asian-White Marriages Mean Greater Assimilation & Acceptance

posted by Randall
Interracial Marriage

Photo by Michael Tan

The high interracial marriage rate in the Chinese and Japanese American communities and the relatively lower level in the Indian American community is the focus of a new research project at the University of California at Berkeley.

Louise Ly, a PhD. candidate in sociology, is looking into the intersection of race, … Read more


Congress Marks Filipino American History Month

posted by Randall

Filipino American dignitariesRep. Mike Honda (D-Santa Clara Valley) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) each introduced resolutions Thursday recognizing October as Filipino American History Month.

Hirono represents the only Asian American Pacific Islander majority state in the nation and Honda represents the only AAPI majority district in the continental United States.

“Recognizing Filipino American History Month in Congress … Read more

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Denver Channel: The Next Disney Princess is Actually Pacific Islander

posted by Randall


Native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho has been cast as the voice of Moana, Disney’s first Pacific Islander Princess, reports The Denver Channel.

The 14-year-old Cravalho didn’t even want to audition for the part thinking she didn’t have a chance.

A casting agent convinced her to come out and she beat out hundreds of girls for the … Read more

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Epoch Times: Two Asian Americans Wrongfully Prevented from Voting Win Challenge

posted by Randall

votingThe voting rights of two Asian Americans in Goshen, New York have been reinstated after they appealed to the Board of Elections, reports the Epoch Times.

Two Fei Tian College students, Ashely Wei and  Andrew Fung, were wrongfully told in September their voting registration would be cancelled because they are green card holders.

The mix … Read more

Community Issues

WFYI: First Woman Convicted under Indiana’s Feticide Law Fights Evidence

posted by Randall

Purvi PatelAttorneys for Purvi Patel, who was convicted under Indiana’s feticide law after ending her own pregnancy, have filed an appeal, reports WFYI.

She is represented pro bono by Stanford law professor Lawrence Marshall who founded the Center for Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University and Indiana University law professor Joel Schumm.

“What I generally gravitate toward … Read more


The Daily Northwestern: Push Resumes for Asian American Studies Major at Northwestern

posted by Randall

Asian American Studies at Northwestern

Students at Northwestern University have launched an online petition to support a faculty proposal for an Asian American Studies major, reports The Daily Northwestern..

Students went on hunger strike in 1995 for the major. Four years later, the university implemented a minor which still exists today. The proposal for a major is … Read more

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Rocket News24: Thai American Not Letting Being Legless Slow Modeling Career

posted by Randall


A photo posted by Kanya Sesser (@kanyasesser) on

Kanya Sesser

Kanya Sesser with Kait Cunninghman

Kanya Sesser is a skateboarder, swimmer, surfer and model. She also was born without legs. Rocket News24 reports she was abandoned at birth by her parents and adopted. She’s been in the United States since … Read more


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