Archive for April 4th, 2003

  • What’s In a Name?: Chinese for Affirmative Action faces name change controversy

    What’s In a Name?: Chinese for Affirmative Action faces name change controversy

    In 1969, at the height of the civil rights movement, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) grew out of one UC Berkeley graduate student’s anger and passion to promote equal opportunity for Chinese Americans. But talks about changing the name of this 34-year-old institution have caused […]

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  • Big League Asians

    Big League Asians

    Eight years after Hideo Nomo debuted with the Los Angeles Dodgers to much intrigue, baseball players with Asian bloodlines are no longer a novelty. Last season nearly two dozen Asian born players suited up in big league uniforms and there are more to come, with […]

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  • Cy Thao: How I won my seat

    Cy Thao: How I won my seat

    You can tell that Cy Thao used to be an actor from the moment he enters a room. His wide grin, prancing eyes, and sure steps convey a “presence” that is magnetic. He knows how to modulate his speech, and moves easily from Hmong to […]

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  • Voted Off the Island: APAs on ‘Survivor’

    Voted Off the Island: APAs on ‘Survivor’

    Why is it that every time I tune into the hit CBS show Survivor, the Asian Pacific American contestant gets voted off?

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  • Spring Flings Coast to Coast

    Spring Flings Coast to Coast

    New York, New York: A March visit to New York is always chancy — especially this year with its long dreary winter and its high security alert status, but my St. Patrick’s Day weekend was happily mixed with spring-like blue skies and visits to new […]

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  • J On Her Way: Korea’s first R&B female singer a huge success

    J On Her Way: Korea’s first R&B female singer a huge success

    Jae Young Chung (aka J) arrives at AsianWeek’s office expecting to talk about her singing career and fifth album, scheduled for release in the fall. But her fans seem more interested in her love life.

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  • Coming to Life: Indian classical dance school shows off its evolution

    Coming to Life: Indian classical dance school shows off its evolution

    Snobs who think ballet is the pinnacle of dance form haven’t seen Odissi. Dating back to the second century B.C.E. in Orissa, India, Odissi requires total body control, combining quick rhythmic footwork with complex body alignments.

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  • Chasing The Bachelor: Why a woman of color hasn’t got a chance

    Chasing The Bachelor: Why a woman of color hasn’t got a chance

    On its bright, pixilated surface, it seems like a great deal. You get whisked away to cushy, exotic digs along with 24 other single women and one hunky bachelor.

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  • SF School Diversity Index Causes Uproar Again

    SF School Diversity Index Causes Uproar Again

    Parents once again are questioning whether the San Francisco Unified School District’s efforts to diversify city schools are working, and if so, for whom. Nearly 600 — mostly Chinese American — parents, children and relatives stormed the school district’s headquarters for last week’s Board of […]

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  • SARS Scare Infecting Bay Area: One San Francisco case reported

    SARS Scare Infecting Bay Area: One San Francisco case reported

    Kieu Tang and Janile Wong were set on spending spring break in Hong Kong. But an hour before they planned to leave for the airport, there was a sudden change of plans. SARS scared them away.

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