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Reid Apologizes Over Racial Comments Made In 'Poor Taste'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 07.05.2014 | 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.

Yup, Asians Eat WEIRD Things

Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles

Depending on where you fall in your family's immigration story (on a scale from "fresh off the boat" to "fresh off the Mayflower boat"), this video wi...

Pride, DOMA and Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Ryan Campbell

This was one of the reasons why the DOMA decision was so well accepted that the Castro lit up for an impromptu celebration that rivaled Pride.

WATCH: Asians Are Model Minorities..But Now How You Think

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.04.2013 | Impact

Eric Liu, Bill Clinton's former speechwriter and policy advisor, said Asians might be a model minority -- but not just in the paradigmatic child-of-a-...

New Report Demonstrates Persistence of Housing Discrimination But Understates the True Extent of It

Philip Tegeler | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

The report's conclusions and recommendations point to the need for more fair housing testing combined with enforcement to uncover discrimination that may not be apparent to an individual family looking for housing.

The Civil Rights Wrong of Blaming The Elite High School Admission Test

Michael Meyers | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

I dissent from this guilt premised on racial condescension and its inculcation of double standards in the guise of coming to the aid of "culturally disadvantaged" minority group black and Hispanic students who are under-represented at the elite high schools.

Post-Diversity? No. Even With a Black President

George Alexander | Posted 12.01.2012 | Media
George Alexander

Total inclusion within our society without regard to race, gender and sexual orientation is an ongoing battle. Yeah, we've come a long way, baby, but we've got a mighty long way to go.

Andrea Stone

Black And White Is Country's Biggest Multiracial Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- From 2000 to 2010, the number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial grew faster than those who self-identify as a single race...

Celebrating America's Newest Citizens

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

On September 17, the U.S. celebrated Citizenship Day, recognizing those who have become U.S. citizens. It is a day that unites all Americans, in commemoration of our immigrant heritage and our commitment to the United States.

Obama's Executive Order Puts Blacks In the Corner At the U.S. Department of Education

Michael Meyers | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

We need President Barack Hussein Obama's leadership in streamlining government and in reorganizing society on a nonracial basis instead of doing the same thing that his predecessors have done

Survey: Asian Americans Support Affirmative Action

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

New findings throw a wrench in an already heated debate on the proper place of affirmative action in college admission. According to two new reports, ...

Asian Immigrants To U.S. Now Surpass Hispanics

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigratio...