Category Archives: Current Events

Asian Americans Lead in Intent to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

A friend of mine had posted about this recent Pew Research report on ‘Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases.‘  It surprised me that Asians are currently more likely to … Continue reading

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25-year-old Alex Lee is California’s youngest, 1st Openly Bisexual State Legislator

 While going through the local election results last week, I was surprised to learn of Alex Lee: “History was made Tuesday in Santa Clara County where South Bay voters elected the youngest state legislator in eight decades. Democrat Alex … Continue reading

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Young Kim and Michelle Steel Join Marilyn Strickland as First Korean American Women Elected to US Congress

Young Kim and Michelle Steel will join Marilyn Strickland as the first Korean American women elected to the US Congress.  In that earlier post, we mentioned that Young Kim was in a tight race that had not yet been called.  … Continue reading

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Record Asian American Turnout in Early Analysis of 2020 Election

Source: TargetSmart One of the reasons why I’ve been involved in politics and civically engaged since 2004 and why I blog about such issues since 2007 in the Asian American community is because since 2007 is because I saw a … Continue reading

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BIBIBOP Asian Grill giving US Veterans a free bowl on Veteran’s Day 2020

BIBIBOP Asian Grill joins a number of restaurants giving free meals and or discounts to US Veterans on November 11, which is US Veteran’s day.  Says Henry Yonky, BIBIBOP director of marketing, on the chain’s website: This is a great … Continue reading

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Marilyn Strickland and Possibly Young Kim: First Korean American Women Elected to Congress

History was made this election when Marilyn Strickland, the former mayor of Tacoma, Washington, won her race for the US House of Representatives in Washington’s 10th congressional district: “… becoming the first Korean American woman elected to the US Congress … Continue reading

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Kamala Harris Elected as the First Asian American US Vice President

Saturday morning, the press, after the latest batch of ballots were counted in Pennsylvania, called the presidential election for Joe Biden. By doing that, Americans made history by also electing the first woman and Asian American Vice President, Kamala Harris: … Continue reading

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Casting calls, Monolids, and Plastic Surgery

Paladino Casting recently apologized for the “no monolids” casting call shown here after being called out by Simu Liu on Twitter.   I think that Dino Ray Ramos put it best when he said that they were basically looking for Asians … Continue reading

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Medium: The Potential Power of Asian-American Voters in the 2020 Election

Image source: The potential power of Asian-American voters in the 2020 election When I saw this Medium article posted titled “The potential power of Asian-American voters in the 2020 election,” I was reminded of and learned some interesting and frustrating … Continue reading

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2020 Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS) Results

The 2020 election is coming up, and every presidential election cycle the non-profit and non-partisan group AAPI Data does their Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS).  2020 is no different, and AAPI Data released the results of their survey recently.  The … Continue reading

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California Asian Americans divided on Proposition 16, which would reestablish Affirmative Action in California

On November 3, 2020, one of the ballot measures that Californians will vote on is Proposition 16, which would reestablish the use of race in public education, employment, and contracts. The use of race in these areas was prohibited in … Continue reading

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COVID-19’s Disproportional Impact on Asian American Employment

A recent report published by UCLA finds that Asian Americans workers have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.   As shown above in the graph above, Asian American unemployment rates and jobless rates were at one point lower than that of whites, … Continue reading

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