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When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

This Asian American Heritage Month, We Must Honor Asian Immigrants

Steven Choi | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Steven Choi

This month, the United States celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the many contributions that Asian-American communities have made to our nation.

Asians: Polite, Rude or Angry?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.15.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Within my lifetime, Asians, Asian immigrants, and Asian Americans -- despite blurriness in the lines, these are distinct categories -- have come to be seen differently.

Asian Americans: The Forgotten Voters

Chi Wang | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Chi Wang

This election cycle has quickly become one for the record books. There have been heated primary contests, unexpected election results, and extremely close polls. When races are that close and the presidency is at stake, every vote counts. Why, then, are certain demographics being overlooked or ignored?

Note to Asian Americans: Stop Saying "Americans" as if You are Not One

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.02.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I am ticked off whenever it occurs: an Asian starts talking, whether in her native language or English, and refers to someone white as "American." To make it worse, she then refers to someone else black as "Black." She, meanwhile, is "Chinese."

Diversify Diversity

Jeff Valdez | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Jeff Valdez

There has been a lot of criticism about this years Oscar telecast and it's lack of true diversity. Many felt that the Oscars were a very "Black and W...

A Tutorial for Nikki Haley About America's History of "Racial" Policies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Unfortunately, Trump's perverse proposals fit "right" in with the racist immigration history of the United States. So in the service of education, I offer Nikki Haley the following tutorial focusing on issues of "race" in our immigration and naturalization policies.

The Tiger Mom Tax From The Princeton Review

ProPublica | Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu & Jeff Larson | Posted 09.01.2015 | College

The Tiger Mom Taxby Julia Angwin, Surya Mattu and Jeff Larson, Sep. 1, 2015, 10 a.m.Read our methodology.Every year, thousands of high school student...

Friday Talking Points -- Every Sulfurous Belch

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

The entire Trump phenomenon reminds me of a basic rule from the world of magical/fantasy fiction. It's not quite Asimov's "three laws of robotics," but it's still been used my many authors who write about wizards casting dangerous spells.

Trump Joins Narratives of Hate over Immigration Battles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The gigantic cover banner headline, "CLOWN RUNS FOR PREZ," appeared on the New York Daily News the morning following real estate mogul Donald Trump's announced run for the office of the presidency.

What the Republican Nominee Says About the Party

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The most recent Pew data show that 48 percent of Americans say they identify as Democrat or lean Democrat, compared with 39 percent on the Republican side. The 2016 Republican primary then, necessarily hinges on how the GOP candidates might be able to adjust to this reality.

Reid Apologizes Over Racial Comments Made In 'Poor Taste'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apologized Friday for controversial comments he made at a luncheon with the Asian Chamber of Commerce in La...

10 Things You Should Know About the 24th Annual AAJA Convention #AAJA14

Paul Cheung | Posted 10.08.2014 | DC
Paul Cheung

The 24th Annual AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) Convention and Career Fair will be held in Washington D.C. from Aug. 13-16. Here are 10 Things you should know about it.

Is the Term 'Chinaman' Derogatory?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

At the intermission of Noël Coward's Private Lives, my wife asked me whether I had been offended by the use of the word "Chinaman." Other than that one bit of language, it was a perfect comedy of manners. I replied that I wasn't sure.

There Are No Asians in Asia, Are There?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.26.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

It can be conceded that "Asian American" is artificial, because human communities by definition must be.

Hispanic and Asian American Homeowner's Market Heats Up

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Cesar M. Melgoza

While the spring thaw is coming later than normal in both climate and housing this year, there are new signs that the market is picking up.

Everything My Asian Immigrant Parents Taught Me Turns Out to Be Wrong

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I have been preparing for most of my life to write this essay. My parents espouse, in addition to the virtues of self-improvement through formal educ...

Why Aren't There More Asians on Television? | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.06.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, I speak with actress/writer and media diversity advocate Erin Quill about why so few Asian actors appear on American television series.

What Is The Difference Between The Lychee, Rambutan and Longan?

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 01.30.2014 | Taste
Kimlai Yingling

I never had much of a sweet tooth for cookies or chocolate but I was always obsessed with Asian desserts.

Tiger Mom vs. Brooklyn Dragon: I Hereby Challenge Amy Chua to a Barefist Kung Fu Duel

Jie-Song Zhang | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Jie-Song Zhang

I am curious if you have ever found a moment, undressed of your "Tiger Mom, celebrity author" costume and all of the salesmanship it entails, to sit in your natural skin as an Asian-American, and as a mother, to properly measure how the thoughts you spread might affect our community, and in particular our youth.

Are Spas Ignoring the Needs of Ethnic Women?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

Increasingly more and more African-American, Hispanic, Asian, biracial and other ethnic women are asking a question prior to booking their facial appointment. The question is, 'Do you have someone who knows how to work with my skin?'

Finding My Voice: Growing Up Asian and Adopted in the Midwest

Jennifer Flaa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jennifer Flaa

The "ching chang ching chong's" and "Where are you from's?" may never stop, but hopefully, within the next 29 years, it will be easier to find the balance between hanging my head in shame and completely losing my s**t.

SAT Scores and Asian American Academic Achievements

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there's a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America. The score over all has fallen 20 poin...

Uncircling the Wagons: Philanthropists Who Didn't Cause Our Social Problems

Claudia Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2013 | Style
Claudia Jacobs

Peter Buffett's op-ed this summer in the New York Times pointed to the irony of the mega-wealthy cloaking themselves with the accoutrements of philant...

Growing Republican Irrelevance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The Republican Party's refusal to accept the fact that the United States is evolving socially and demographically will drive the party to irrelevance on the national political scene.