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About Lexington

Lexington is the son of immigrants who came to the United States from Taiwan. He was born and raised in New York City, the immigrant capital of the world. In his free time, he blogs about law, his childhood, and his observations about people at http://www.thelexingtonavenueblog.com.

Asians are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in U.S.

From the New York Times: “Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, pushing the population of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million and helping to make Asians the fastest-growing racial group … Continue reading

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Asian Americans, Bamboo Ceilings and the Immigrant Strategy

Bamboo Ceilings continue to plague Asians and Asian Americans. Everyone’s got their own thoughts on why it happens, but the opinions generally reflect a very basic idea: Asians are just bad at self promotion.

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Jade Falls: Zynga’s Racist App For Farmville

From TechCrunch: “Zynga is drumming up stereotypes that simply don’t apply in this day and age. As Asian Americans who grew up in or near white suburbia, this is the exact type of mass media that made us feel like … Continue reading

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President Obama Doubles Number of APA Federal Judges In Just Three Years

From the White House: “With yesterday’s Senate confirmation of Miranda Du to be a U.S. District Court Judge in the District of Nevada, President Obama has doubled the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander federal judges – in just … Continue reading

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Assemblywoman Grace Meng Running for New York’s Sixth Congressional District

Assemblywoman Grace Meng was endorsed by the Queens Democratic Party for the Sixth Congressional District earlier this week. An endorsement by the party, however, does not guarantee victory. Meng has drawn two opponents in the Democratic primary, which will be … Continue reading

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Minority Students And Education Media Coverage Ignores APAs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said on Monday that “minority students across America face much harsher discipline than non-minorities, even within the same school” after the release of a study breaking down student racial demographics and suspension rates. The … Continue reading

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Fox 5 Anchor Makes Racist Statement About Jeremy Lin

Once again, the Jeremy Lin phenomenon has unearthed a massive trove of anti Asian American racism. Unlike the unfortunate ESPN headline, this racist remark is far more blatant. One anchor is talking about the physical attributes that help Jeremy Lin … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Shows He’s Just What The Knicks Need

Jeremy Lin’s moment is here. On Saturday, he led the Knicks to victory against the Nets by scoring 25 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists. Lin, who hasn’t received much playing time in the NBA, scored 12 … Continue reading

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Trend Reveals Asian Americans Leaving Chinatowns For The Suburbs

Nineteen years ago, my parents decided to move our entire family to the suburbs. As it turns out, we weren’t the only ones. A recent Washington Post article highlights the national trend of APAs moving away from urban Chinatowns and into … Continue reading

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Flushing Councilman Peter Koo Switches From Republican to Democrat

On Thursday, New York City Councilman Peter Koo of Flushing, Queens announced that he’s switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. There are several reasons why he may have switched. Reports have surfaced that Koo had problems with the … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Seeks To Reduce Waiting Time For Illegal Immigrants

Currently, illegal immigrants who apply for green cards must return to their home countries in order to apply for a visa, but when they do, they are barred from re-entering the United States for three to ten years. The government … Continue reading

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When I Tried To Join The Military: Reflections on Private Danny Chen

Most of my friends don’t know this about me, but in college, I tried to join the Marine Corps. I haven’t told too many people about it; when I think about it now, it seems absurd. But when I was … Continue reading

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