NEWS: Voters, Migration, Fear

NBC News: Hispanics, Asian Americans Among Most Purged Voters in New York City: Analysis // Fortune: These Are the Fastest-Growing Racial Groups in America //  New York Times: Aziz Ansari: Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family

IN THE NEWS: Presidential campaign in the Pacific

The Democratic caucuses in Washington state, Hawaii, and Alaska — states with significant Asian Pacific American populations — handed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with very strong victories. His landslide wins in these states against front-runner Hillary Clinton indicated a much closer race for the Democratic presidential nomination than widely reported. Major news media have inaccurately…

IN THE NEWS: Nevada Voters in Democratic Caucus

The Democratic caucus in Nevada is today’s venue in a tightening race between Hilary Clinton and  Bernie Sanders. The increasing diversity of Nevada voters presents the candidates with a complex set of issues, like immigration reform and deportation. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a fast-rising community in Nevada and their political influence is potentially…

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Business and workplace stories

Recent news stories present glimpses into Asian American experiences in the work place. In a Vox essay, a Stanford-educated entrepreneur explains “mindset inequality” in the high-tech world. National Journal reports on how stereotyping affects careers, and Forbes covers the challenge of the “bamboo curtain.” [VOX] Why it’s so hard to succeed in Silicon Valley when…

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Enhancing the power of voting amid political challenges

Photo: Patsy Mink (the first Asian American women elected to the US Congress in 1965) during her first career in Congress; US Congress Bio   The political engagement of Asian Pacific Americans is increasing but there are challenges in the voting rates of registered voters and in finding candidates. NPR reports on the AAPI Victory…

FEATURED VIDEO: Humans of Immigrant America

NBC News features a video by Maria Hinojosa interviewing an undocumented Korean American mother and son in Flushing, Queens, who make an appeal that they are like million others “just living our lives, trying to do the best for us and for our families.” [NBC News] ‘Don’t Be Scared Of Us’: Undocumented Asian Family Speaks…

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Harvard, Myths, Cancer

[Boston Globe] Does Harvard shortchange Asian-Americans?: “Whatever the political motivations of the slate, [Ron] Unz and the other members have hit on two increasingly contentious issues in higher education: astronomical college costs and affirmative action.” [Huffington Post] The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Is Growing Stronger–But Not for the Reasons Many Think: “We…

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Primaries, Voters, State of the Union

[US NEWS & WORLD REPORT] Hillary Clinton is courting voters in the Asian-American community, slamming rhetoric of GOP rivals: “The Asian-American community has been the subject of relatively little discussion in the Democratic and Republican primaries.” [Asian Journal]: Hillary Clinton seeks support from Fil-Am, AAPI voters: “In 2015, 56 percent of US-born Asian American registered…

PERSPECTIVE: What’s the problem with Asian American success mythology?

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff’s piece on “The Asian Advantage”  tried to address “one of the most common responses from angry whites” about racial inequality complaints: “This stuff about white privilege is nonsense, and if blacks lag, the reason lies in the black community itself. Just look at Asian-Americans.” This highly questionable premise produced an…