PERSPECTIVE: What is Grace Lee Bogg’s American Revolution?

[Reposted in honor of MLK Day] Civil rights activist and writer Grace Lee Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Chinese immigrant parents. After graduating from Barnard College and completing her PhD in Bryn Mawr, she initially espoused Marxist ideas for social and economic changes. She then underwent an ideological evolution starting with her…

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Registering voters, Refugees and history, Solidarity for racial justice

Photo: Sikh American Journey, Rose Parade; Prayitno Hadinata, Flickr [Los Angeles Times] Californian to help lead super PAC focused on registering Asian American voters: “Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s political presence doesn’t match its population or its influence in technology and business. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are less likely to register to vote…

PERSPECTIVE: Why is Minoru Yasui receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom?

President Barack Obama will award posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom to civil-rights lawyer Minoru Yasui. This medal is the country’s highest civilian honor “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private…

PERSPECTIVE: What is Grace Lee Bogg’s American Revolution?

Civil rights activist and writer Grace Lee Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Chinese immigrant parents. After graduating from Barnard College and completing her PhD in Bryn Mawr, she initially espoused Marxist ideas for social and economic changes. She then underwent an ideological evolution starting with her participation in black revolutionary movements, and…

Why is Birthright Citizenship in the News?

The legal concept came out of a landmark Supreme Court decision United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 from a case brought by Chinese American Wong Kim Ark. Politics: The campaign for the 2016 US Presidential election has started, and the political circus led by Donald Trump’s xenophobic campaign, recently expanded by Jeb…