One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions

A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #audio-neutral-informative, #california, #education-k-12, #lowell-high-school-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #tests-and-examinations

How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Decades After Vincent Chin’s Death, Recent Attacks Haunt Asian Americans

Vincent Chin, a Chinese immigrant, was beaten to death after being pursued by two white Detroit autoworkers in 1982. On the 40th anniversary of his death, many hear frightening echoes.

#asian-americans, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

Coming From Separate Worlds in Taiwan, They Collided at California Church

The 68-year-old suspect in a May mass shooting harbored resentment dating back to his formative years in Taiwan.

#asian-americans, #chinese-language, #chinese-americans, #chou-david-laguna-woods-calif-shooting, #churches-buildings, #immigration-and-emigration, #laguna-woods-calif, #laguna-woods-calif-shooting-2022, #taiwan, #taiwanese-americans, #world-journal

Not Just a Fence: The Story of a Stainless Steel Status Symbol

Like the white picket fence, the stainless steel fence — prevalent in New York neighborhoods densely populated by Asian homeowners — evokes a sense of making it, but it’s flashier.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #fences-and-property-barriers, #flushing-queens-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #steel-and-iron, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Costume Designer Shirley Kurata Becomes the Story

With the success of the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the work of Shirley Kurata is in demand, but her personal style has always had its own fans.

#art, #asian-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #costumes, #everything-everywhere-all-at-once-movie, #fashion-and-apparel, #kurata-shirley, #linda-lindas-music-group, #movies, #rodarte, #virgil-normal-los-angeles-calif-retailer, #whack-tierra

Dallas Salon Shooting May Be Linked to Wider Attacks on Asian Businesses

The police said that a burgundy minivan that was spotted fleeing the salon shooting, which wounded three women, resembled vehicles seen at other recent shootings around Asian businesses.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #dallas-tex, #garcia-eddie-dallas-tex-police-officer, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-dallas-tex

Shelter in Chinatown Is Canceled After Community Protests

The shelter in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge would have housed 49 men and is one of three that New York City planned for the area.

#asian-americans, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc

Supreme Court Allows Elite High School’s New Admissions Rules

A group including parents of Asian American students challenged the new criteria at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #tests-and-examinations, #thomas-jefferson-high-school-for-science-and-technology-fairfax-va, #virginia

Do Elite Institutions Perform Empathy?

There are problems with how inequality gets discussed. That doesn’t mean we should stop talking about it.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-pennsylvania, #wax-amy-1953

One Garment’s Journey Through History

The evolution of the Korean hanbok is a lens into the history of the country, which is now being traced in the series “Pachinko.”

#apple-tv-plus, #art, #asian-americans, #busan-south-korea, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #lee-min-jin, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #paik-nam-june, #shopping-and-retail, #south-korea, #textiles

‘Turning Red’ Is Not a Credit to the Asian Race. That’s Why It’s Good.

The perils of caring too much about the politics of racial representation.

#asian-and-pacific-islander, #asian-americans, #internal-sub-only-nl, #movies, #pixar-animation-studios, #race-and-ethnicity, #shi-domee, #turning-red-movie

Asian Americans Have Always Lived With Fear

In my decades growing up in New York, survival required constant vigilance. Sadly, very little has changed.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans

Zelensky’s Powerful Plea to Congress

Readers react to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech and urge a no-fly zone in Ukraine. Also: Violence against Asian Americans; daylight saving time.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #daylight-saving-time, #discrimination, #international-court-of-justice-un, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Man Hit Woman in the Head 125 Times Because She Was Asian, Officials Say

A man has been charged with attempted murder as a hate crime after a vicious assault in Yonkers, N.Y., that was captured by a security camera.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #legal-aid-society, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stop-aapi-hate

How Likely Is Another Civil War?

Readers discuss whether the U.S. is headed for another civil war. Also: Asian American voters; Supreme Court nominations; disinformation; Covid origins; President Biden and the heartland.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #wuhan-china

Asian American Hate Crimes Cannot Go Unchecked

As an American of Korean descent, I feel terrified for my life and the lives of those who look like me.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #manhattan-nyc, #minorities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #women-and-girls

Stop AAPI Hate Aims a Spotlight at Rising Anti-Asian Racism

Cynthia Choi, an activist in San Francisco, anticipated the pandemic would lead to more attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She and others are documenting the surge.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #choi-cynthia, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #stop-aapi-hate, #united-states, #women-and-leadership-2022

Asian Americans Grapple With Tide of Attacks: ‘We Need Our Safety Back’

Younger Asian American leaders want to rely less on traditional policing solutions, while more traditional cultural and business groups favor them.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #ma-guiying, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Female Entrepreneurs Who Confront a Particular Kind of Troll

Food companies founded by Asian American women find social media engagement with customers helps their growth, but they also face racist and sexist comments.

#asian-americans, #aurias-malaysian-kitchen-llc, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #fly-by-jing-asian-food-brand, #food, #gao-jing, #immigration-and-emigration, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #nguyen-coffee-supply-inc, #nguyen-sahra, #omsom-asian-food-brand, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Will Asian Americans Bolt From the Democratic Party?

How this question gets answered has profound political ramifications.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Woman of Asian Descent Is Latest to Die After an Attack in New York City

In November, a man with a large rock assaulted GuiYing Ma in Queens, leaving her with lacerations to the face and head, the police said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #corona-queens-ny, #guiying-ma, #hate-crimes, #queens-nyc

Judge Strikes Down Elite Virginia High School’s Admissions Rules

Thomas Jefferson High School eliminated standardized tests and made other changes to attract more Black and Hispanic students. A judge declared the policy unfair to Asian Americans.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #driver-justin-scholar, #education-k-12, #pacific-legal-foundation, #race-and-ethnicity, #thomas-jefferson-high-school-for-science-and-technology-fairfax-va

Recall in San Francisco

Does the Bay Area school board vote represent fury at Covid closures or something else?

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #collins-alison-m, #education-secondary, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lowell-high-school-san-francisco-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #recall, #san-francisco-calif, #school-boards

The Conservative Group Challenging Admissions at Elite High Schools

The Pacific Legal Foundation is behind lawsuits that challenge elite public high schools that are changing their admissions policies to diversify their student body.

#admissions-standards, #alexandria-va, #asian-americans, #black-people, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #pacific-legal-foundation, #race-and-ethnicity, #thomas-jefferson-high-school-for-science-and-technology-fairfax-va

5 Monologues, Each a Showcase for Asian American Actors Over 60

“Out of Time” at the Public Theater is intended to showcase the talents of older actors. “People want to dismiss your stories,” the show’s director says. Not here.

#actors-and-actresses, #asian-americans, #chanse-sam, #content-type-personal-profile, #elderly, #iizuka-naomi, #katigbak-mia, #kubota-glenn, #leong-page, #national-asian-american-theater-co, #ohama-natsuko, #out-of-time-play, #public-theater, #theater, #waters-les, #wolf-rita-1960

San Francisco Voters Recall 3 Board of Education Members

It was a victory for parents, particularly Asian Americans, angered by the district’s decision-making during the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #collins-alison, #education-k-12, #elections, #lopez-gabriela, #moliga-faauuga, #san-francisco-calif

The Path to Social Equity in Higher Ed Doesn’t Run Through Harvard

We need a broader vision of equity.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #equity, #harvard-university, #internal-sub-only-nl, #racial-preferences, #supreme-court-us, #try-harder-movie

Affirmative Action Was Never a Perfect Solution

Should we rethink how colleges use racial preferences?

#affirmative-action, #asian-americans, #blum-edward-j, #discrimination, #harvard-university, #internal-sub-only-nl, #students-for-fair-admissions, #supreme-court-us

Asian Immigrant Attacked in Hate Crime Last Year Dies

Yao Pan Ma was hospitalized in April after he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in East Harlem. He died on Dec. 31, the police said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #hate-crimes, #ma-yao-pan-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #powell-jarrod-april-23-2021-assault

Overlooked No More: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Artist and Author Who Explored Identity

She was murdered after the publication of her first novel, “Dictee,” a challenging exploration of Korean history and immigrant life that inspires Asian American writers today.

#art, #asian-americans, #biographical-information, #books-and-literature, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #dictee-book, #korean-americans, #writing-and-writers

American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment

The company said it created the doll, named Corinne Tan, to teach children to stand against racism.

#american-girl-inc, #asian-americans, #aspen-colo, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #dolls, #hate-crimes, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #shang-wendy-wan-long, #toys, #united-states

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #oakland-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

As ‘Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians

Ballet companies are reworking the holiday classic partly in response to a wave of anti-Asian hate that has intensified during the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #boston-ballet, #butler-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #discrimination, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #pacific-northwest-ballet, #race-and-ethnicity, #scottish-ballet, #the-nutcracker-ballet, #tulsa-ballet

Is It Time to Abandon the Idea of an ‘Asian American’ Identity?

Two Asian Americans question the term and its value.

#asian-americans, #kang-jay-caspian, #kim-e-tammy, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-loneliest-americans-book

First Asian American Muppet Arrives on ‘Sesame Street’

Ji-Young, a guitar-playing Korean American character, will bring rock music and conversations about racism to the long-running children’s show starting on Thanksgiving Day.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #korean-americans, #media, #puppets, #sesame-street-tv-program, #sesame-workshop, #television

Democrats Don’t Understand Asian American Voters

Broad but shallow antiracism talk isn’t enough to hold on to Asian American support.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mcauliffe-terry, #new-york-city, #sliwa-curtis, #thomas-jefferson-high-school-for-science-and-technology-fairfax-va, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #youngkin-glenn-a

Colorism and Racism Belong to the Same Family

The relative decline of whites in the population does not guarantee racial progress.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #pew-research-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

Split 7 Ways, Immigrant Neighborhood Seeks to Unify Its Political Power

As New York begins to draw new legislative districts, partisan fights may overshadow the electoral harm the process can do to some groups.

#asian-americans, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #richmond-hill-queens-ny

The Superheroes From House of Slay Are Here to Stay

How five fashion friends got a starring role fighting discrimination and hate in a new comic book series.

#asian-americans, #chow-michael, #comic-books-and-strips, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #gurung-prabal, #house-of-slay-book, #kim-laura-designer, #leung-tina, #lim-phillip, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #slaysians, #william-ezra-j, #your-feed-fashion

Kristina Wong’s Pandemic Story: Sewing With Her Aunties

The performance artist ran a mask-making operation during the pandemic. That inspired her new comedy at New York Theater Workshop.

#asian-americans, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #kristina-wong-sweatshop-overlord-play, #new-york-theater-workshop, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #wong-kristina

Utah School District Ignored Racial Harassment for Years, Report Says

Black and Asian American students were often called racial slurs, while teachers and staff members ignored their complaints, the Justice Department found.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #utah

Long Island City is Home to N.Y.C’s Growing Asian Population

In a corner of Queens, a fivefold increase in Asian residents since 2010 is transforming the area’s restaurants, housing and politics.

#asian-americans, #census, #census-bureau, #city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #population

Long Island City is Home to N.Y.C’s Fastest Growing Asian Population

In a corner of Queens, a fivefold increase in Asian residents since 2010 is transforming the area’s restaurants, housing and politics.

#asian-americans, #census, #census-bureau, #city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #population

Hate Crimes and Pandemic Lead More Asian Americans to Seek Therapy

A growing number of Asian Americans have overcome a cultural stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment, experts said.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Enduring Importance of the 1965 Immigration Act

How Asians arrived in America.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-sub-only, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #korean-americans, #visas

The Myth of Asian American Identity

We’re the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. But when it comes to the nation’s racial and ethnic divisions, where do we fit in?

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #indian-americans, #korean-americans, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #vietnamese-americans

The Privilege of Mediocrity

For creators of color, the perceived need to be exemplary can be artistically stultifying. Instead, true freedom may lie in being allowed to be fine — or to fail.

#art, #asian-americans, #barris-kenya-1974, #black-people, #cho-margaret, #discrimination, #greenidge-kaitlyn, #kim-daniel-dae-1968, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #sathian-sanjena, #t-design-and-luxury, #television, #writing-and-writers

A Family, a Dream and a Season of Fear

Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myanmar, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #than-than-htwe

Why ‘Shang-Chi’ Isn’t a Hit in China

Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie has yet to be released in the mainland amid fierce debate over its back story and star.

#asian-americans, #box-office-sales, #censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #comic-books-and-strips, #east-asia, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #liu-simu, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-movie, #social-media, #walt-disney-company