Given the fact that 62,759,366 Americans just voted for a misogynist to take the highest office in our land, the work of courageous individuals such as Amanda Nguyen are more important today than ever before. Nguyen was assaulted in college and her rape kit was removed and almost destroyed. There’s a limit to how long a rape kit can be kept in Massachusetts, where she went to college, unlike in states like California and Texas, […] Continue »
You might have seen this story going around social media, about a harassment incident ending up with her being handcuffed by University of Minnesota police. Thinking about sharing it? Don’t. The University of Minnesota police answered questions about this supposed incident by saying they never responded to the incident described.
I stumbled upon Drew Pham’s story when posting a storycorp session about my mother. This particular story was a moving.https://thenib.com/i-trained-to-fight-the-enemyhttp://www.npr.org/2014/03/29/295329503/never-truly-over-discussing-deployment-a-challenge-of-its-own I stumbled across Drew Pham’s story when posting a story on StoryCorps about my mother. My father was a Navy veteran, and I was curious to hear other veteran’s stories. This segment, which was played on NPR, talks about some of the incredibly difficult situations he had to go through when he was deployed as […] Continue »
I am just going to link to ThankYouDonald and let the posts speak for themselves. The account description is: Thank You, Donald. Bearing witness to the #WhiteLash. Contribute photos/screenshots by tagging them with #SubmitToHate. I wish this account didn’t need to exist. I wish this account didn’t need to exist, either. (Note: I am not the person who started that account)
I saw an email and Facebook posting from Asian and Pacific Islander Vote (APIAVote) about a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) video that was announced as ‘A message from the Cast of Fresh Off the Boat’: “We just wanted to remind everyone to get out and vote on November 8th.” Make voting a family affair—go out to eat afterwards! (Maybe at an affordable family steakhouse) If only Cattleman’s Ranch were real. But Randall Park makes […] Continue »
Rarely does the topic of Asian Americans and the U.S. presidential elections come up, but this is not a normal election. Specifically, Republican candidate Donald Trump is not your normal candidate. The Times did a nice article outlining the growing political trends of Asian Americans to lean Democratic and that Trump is helping that trend: “Republicans’ difficulties with Asian-Americans are similar to those the party has faced with most minority groups. A sense that the party is […] Continue »
Although I had seen California State Treasury John Chiang several times during the week at the Democratic National Convention, I hadn’t had a chance to do an interview. On Day 4 at the California Delegates Breakfast, I finally did, though only briefly, to get his thoughts on the Convention as well as his run for Governor of California in 2018. Yes, that’s right. I don’t think I’ve had the chance to blog Chiang’s announcement, but back […] Continue »
If you follow or cover San Francisco politics, especially regarding Asian Americans, Chinese Americans or Chinatown, you’ll inevitably here the name Rose Pak. Pak passed away of natural causes at age 68 at home on Sunday, September 18th. Her life, as summarized by the San Francisco Chronicle: “Calling Ms. Pak, a native of Hunan, China, who moved to San Francisco in 1967, an activist or community advocate doesn’t begin to describe her decades-long role in turning […] Continue »
APIAVote, which I’ve blogged about in the past, has just released online their new Public Service Announcement: “#VoiceYourVote: This year, be sure to uplift #AAPIVoices and make your voice heard by registering to vote and voting in the elections.” starring George Takei and John Cho, both who have played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. I’ve had the great pleasure and honor to meet Takei. Actress Constance Wu and others also chime in as well. Personally, I have […] Continue »
As Congresswoman Judy Chu had mentioned on Day 1 at the AAPI Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) would be represented and speaking on the Convention stage at the convention, which Chu is the chairwoman. This is the first time CAPAC was ever represented on stage at a Democratic Convention (I don’t think there are any Republican members of the House or Senate that are Asian American). The above video is the official video taken and […] Continue »
Author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and Who We Be, Jeff Chang’s latest book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation is an incisive series of essays looking at race in America. Drawing on recent events, including Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and #oscarssowhite, Chang outlines a contemporary crisis around issues of race, division, and a repeating cycle that needs to be halt. We Gon’ Be Alright is, at its heart, a call to action. But it […] Continue »
A survey conducted by New America Media shows that people of color do care about the preservation of public lands. This is confirmed by the fact that Fremont’s Mission Peak is a favorite place for Asian Americans to hike, and its popularity is causing problems. The city of Fremont has decided to place restrictions on parking, leaving certain areas of the neighborhood near the Stanford Avenue trail head available for parking only by residents on […] Continue »
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