Category Archives: Business

White Flight from Asian Neighborhoods and Schools

While many white liberals declare themselves strong advocates of diversity, in her essay “Ghosts of White People Past: Witnessing White Flight From an Asian Ethnoburb,” Anjali Enjeti says that for many of them, that advocacy ends when a certain percentage … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Wangs vs. The World” by Jade Chang

Jade Chang’s novel The Wangs vs. The World  follows one crazy Chinese American family as they try to piece their lives back together after the economic recession of 2008. Mr. Charles Wang  is a self-made man who immigrated from Taiwan and … Continue reading

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Victoria Lai’s Sweet Taste of Success Running an Ice Cream Parlor

I caught this NBC News feel good story about pursuing your dreams recently about Wellesley-educated, former lawyer and Washington, D.C. insider Victoria Lai who had worked for the Obama administration (as Counselor to the Director for U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, DHS) … Continue reading

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Struggles in Oakland Chinatown

The only Chinatown I remember growing up was Oakland Chinatown.  When my family first came to the Bay Area, we lived in the East Bay, and Oakland Chinatown was the nearest place my parents could get Filipino vegetables and other … Continue reading

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TAP-SF Presents: Careers in Taiwan Panel

So I’m a bit behind on this blog post – back in July of this year, a friend of mine asked me to videotape her for a panel she was speaking at for the San Francisco chapter of Taiwanese American … Continue reading

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Asian American Medical Hazard: Working in Silicon Valley

While mobile health units are used in impoverished places like the slums of Mumbai to deliver health care to Asians there, they are also used to deliver health care to Asians in not so impoverished places – the companies of … Continue reading

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Union City School changes name to honor Filipino American Farm Labor Leaders

Alvarado Middle School in Union City California will officially change its name to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School this September.  Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz were farm worker labor leaders instrumental in the founding of the United Farm Workers.   The … Continue reading

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ABC’s Nightline: Coffee Meets Bagel, the Dating App that Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Offer

ABC US News | World News Back in January, I had blogged about the co-founders of the mobile dating app company Coffee Meets Bagel, Korean American sisters Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang. They appeared on the popular reality TV show Shark … Continue reading

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WHIAAPI: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

I’ve blogged about the “bamboo ceiling” before, so it’s interesting to see that recently, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders had a panel discussion for their AAPI Youth Forum with the topic of: “Breaking the Bamboo … Continue reading

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October 25 in California is now Larry Itliong day

On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB 7 making October 25 in California Larry Itliong day.  Who is Larry Itliong?  He was one of the key Filipino contributors, along with Phillip Vera Cruz (shown on the … Continue reading

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CAAM: The Golden Spike

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the western half of the Transcontinental Railroad by Chinese immigrants.Often, the immigrant Chinese’s role in this historic accomplishment has been literally white washed. As part of celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Center … Continue reading

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Hannah Hong: Elite Yelp Restaurant Reviewer

Many Asian Americans are foodies, but Hannah Hong’s more than 1300 Yelp restaurant reviews (including review updates) since 2012 has put into higher level of foodie, the Yelp Elite Squad.   While there are individual Yelp reviewers who have generated more … Continue reading

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