IN THE NEWS: Conviction and confusion about justice

A Brooklyn jury convicted New York police officer Peter Liang of second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct for the killing of Akai Gurley, prompting protests from many in the Asian American community who are defending Liang and seeking leniency for him. Although it was an accidental shooting committed by the rookie Chinese American policeman, the jury…

FEATURED VIDEO: Executive Orders and Civil Liberties

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security. It was followed by Executive Order 9102 which established the War Relocation Authority for its implementation. Over 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers, then…

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Love for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out this gallery of photographs from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center:   [Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center] A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America: “We are defined by those who surround us.” View the photos