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Close Contests: 12/17/16
Asian American Candidates: 2/13/17
Election Results 2014: 2/22/15
Election Results 2015: 1/31/16
Election Results 2016: 1/31/17

Presidential Election: 7/26/15
APA Vote in Presidential Elections: 9/20/15

Hillary Clinton on Asian American Issues: 11/1/16
Donald Trump on Asian American Issues: 3/19/17

Obama on Asian American Issues: 6/19/16

Agenda for America: 1/16/14

Affirmative Action Backfires: 4/5/15
Asian American Faculty: 3/19/17
Colleges 2015: 8/30/15
Colleges 2016: 9/27/16
Colleges 2017: 11/7/16
Free the North Koreans: 2/23/14
Hate Crimes: 3/19/17
Home: 2/12/17
Law Firms: 3/19/17
Links: 1/14/15
Medical Schools: 2/12/17
Medical Schools 2017: 3/19/17
Statistics on Reverse Discrimination: 3/19/17
Hall of Shame: Obama Dept. of Justice: 9/11/16
Hall of Shame: TV Medical Shows (Bigots for the Left: Asian American men do not exist): 11/5/16
Hate Crimes: 7/31/16
News: 3/19/17
News 2016
News 2015
News 2014
Statistics: 3/19/17
Veterans: 9/4/16
Voting Records: 5/15/16

Bigots for the Left who cast Asian American men as doctors in TV medical shows: only two in 50+ years:
“Three Rivers”: Daniel Henney as Dr. David Lee; “House, M.D.”: Kai Penn as Dr. Lawrence Kutner;
Kenneth Choi as obstetrician in first season, episode “Maternity” which aired December 7, 2004, and
anonymous Asian American men who appeared on the hospital’s board of directors and disciplinary
board.
See Hall of Shame: TV Medical Shows

Evil corporations which feature Asian Americans in commercials:
Asian American men: AT&T, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser),  Bank of America, Barclays Global Investors,
Capital One, Careerbuilder.com, Circuit City, Cisco, Citibank, Comcast, CSX, Dodge, Domino’s,
Edward Jones (stock brokerage), eHarmony, ESPN, FedEx, Gillette, GlaxoSmithKline, Hillshire Farm,
HughesNet, Intel, Kashi (health foods), Mars (candy), McDonald’s, NFL Network, Nortel, Procter & Gamble
(Bounce sheets), Range Rover, Schick, Solvay Pharmaceuticals (Trilipix), State Farm, Subway restaurants,
UBS, UPS, U.S. Postal Service, Verizon Wireless, Volkswagen, Wendy’s
Asian American women: American Express, Audi, Bank of America, Bausch & Lomb, Best Buy, Brittoni,
Cisco, Cort, CVS pharmacy, Dunkin’ Donuts, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Franklin Templeton, Geico,
General Motors (Cadillac), Hyundai, IBM, Ikea, Intel, Kellogg, Kraft,  Lowe’s, Marriott, MassMutual,
McDonald’s, MFS Investment Management, Michelin, Microsoft, New York Times, Pfizer, Quiznos,
SAP (software), S.C. Johnson, State Farm, Target, TD Waterhouse,  U.S. Trust, Visa, Volvo, Wells Fargo
Both: American Express, Boeing, Citigroup, Disney, Geico, Hartford, Hilton, Lowe’s, Olay, Priceline,
Samsung, Shell

For current news about Asian Americans, go to www.google.com, click on “news” and type “Asian American”
or “Chinese American” or “Japanese American” etc.

3/18/17 NPR Weekend Edition Saturday: “The Legacy Of The Mississippi Delta Chinese”
by Melissa Block
Think of the Mississippi Delta. Maybe you imagine cotton fields, sharecroppers and blues music.
It’s been all that. But for more than a century, the Delta has also been a magnet for immigrants. I was intrigued to learn about one immigrant group in particular: the Delta Chinese.
http://www.npr.org/2017/03/18/519017287/the-legacy-of-the-mississippi-delta-chinese?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170318

3/16/17 Asia Times: “Asian Americans look to self-defense amid rising violence”
By Doug Tsuruoka
Shootings in the US that have left two Indians dead and a wider surge in violence against immigrants following the election of Donald Trump as president have spurred Asian American and other groups to organize self-defense and bystander intervention classes in major cities
http://www.atimes.com/article/asian-americans-look-self-defense-amid-rising-violence/

3/15/17 press release: KAC Applauds Arrest and Community Engagement by Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Division
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 – The Korean American Coalition (KAC) applauds the Olympic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for the arrest of the assailant responsible for the assault on a 24-year-old Korean female in a strip mall located on the corner of Vermont Avenue and 11th Street on Friday, March 10. The victim was released from the hospital today and is recovering from sustained injuries. The assailant is in custody and is being held on $1,075,000 bail.
“We thank and commend our partners in law enforcement and applaud Olympic Division’s Captain David Kowalski for initiating the press conference and inviting the community to attend,” said Joon Bang, KAC Executive Director.
The Olympic Division is holding a press conference to answer questions from the media and the general public on Thursday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. in its community room, 1130 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90006.

3/14/17 Law.com: “Where Are the Asian-American Partners?”
By Vivia Chen
What are Asian-American lawyers complaining about now? By many measures, they are runaway successes. In 2016, Asian associates represented more than 11 percent of all associates in major firms, the National Association for Law Placement said, while Hispanics and blacks only made up 4.4 and 4.1 percent, respectively. Moreover, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) reports that 31 Asian Pacific Americans now occupy the general counsel seats of Fortune 1000 companies (15 of them in the Fortune 500 in 2016 versus just four in 2006). Not too shabby for a group that accounts for less than 6 percent of the American population.
“They go to the best law schools, the best firms, but the problem is the low conversion rate from associate to partner,” says Jean Lee, head of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. (NALP finds that Asian Pacific Americans, or APAs, represent 3.13 percent of all partners in big firms.) Compared with other ethnicities, Lee adds, “Asians are leaving [firms] at the highest numbers.”
http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2017/03/14/where-are-the-asian-american-partners/?slreturn=20170216113241

3/9/17 Asian American Press: “Cambodian deportation halted with help from community support”
by aanews
Farmington, Minn. — Following months of sustained community advocacy, long-time Minnesota resident Ched Nin was released to his wife and their five children in late February after being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for over six months.
http://aapress.com/community/cambodian-deportation-halted-with-help-from-community-support/

3/7/17 AsAm News: “Likely Lawsuit to Allege UT Austin Discriminates Against Asian Americans”
The same anti-affirmative group that twice went to the U.S. Supreme Court to sue the University of Texas, Austin, for discrimination is laying the groundwork for a third lawsuit.
My Statesman reports Students for Fair Admissions is recruiting students who feel they were unfairly rejected for a possible case.
According to the Harvard Crimson, this time the lawsuit will focus on Asian Americans.
https://asamnews.com/2017/03/07/likely-lawsuit-to-allege-ut-austin-discriminates-against-asian-americans/

3/6/17 Buzzfeed: An infographic titled “Who’s Your Token Asian?”, created by a 20-year-old Asian-Australian student, has been widely shared in several Asian diaspora groups this past week.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/kassycho/background-asian?utm_term=.serplD56o#.jrme61Lmn

3/1/17 NextShark: “Asian Americans Are the Poorest Minority Group in New York City”
By Khier Casino
Asian-Americans have the highest poverty rate out of any ethnic group in New York with 27%  living in need of a permanent job, according to the city’s data.
http://nextshark.com/asian-americans-poorest-minority-group-new-york-city/

 

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