Archive for November 24th, 2006

  • Bad Election Year for Vietnamese Politicians

    Bad Election Year for Vietnamese Politicians

    Eighteen Vietnamese American candidates ran for office in California this election season, and only three won (all incumbents). In California, where the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam resides, political participation has long been a nourished dream of Vietnamese. In recent years, Little Saigon in […]

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  • Lame Duck Board Snubs APA JROTC Supporters

    Lame Duck Board Snubs APA JROTC Supporters

    SAN FRANCISCO — A lame duck school board last week voted to phase out the San Francisco Unified School District’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, a program whose 1,600 cadets are nearly three-quarters Asian American. The packed meeting was closed to hundreds more listening to […]

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  • Conference Unites Asian Students Nationwide

    Conference Unites Asian Students Nationwide

    When UC Berkeley student Deoborah Tu thinks about the National Asian American Student Conference, she smiles. “One of my best memories about NAASCon is just sitting at a table in a restaurant with friends I met through the conference and just talking,” said Tu. “The […]

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  • Nation Briefs

    Nation Briefs

    Minn. Asians Nearly Match Whites in Success MINNEAPOLIS — Asians living in Minnesota, thanks in part to an emerging Hmong middle class, have pulled nearly even with whites in economic success.

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  • Global Briefs

    Global Briefs

    Thumb-Thing for The Record Books SINGAPORE — A Singaporean student broke the Guinness World Record for the shortest time needed to type a 160-character SMS message after whizzing through the task in less than 42 seconds in a competition.

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  • Arts Briefs

    Arts Briefs

    ‘The Cave of the Yellow Dog’ EVENT: The Cave of the Yellow Dog by Byambasuren Davaa DESCRIPTION: Film set in the Mongolian steppes about a child in a nomadic clan of shepherds who finds a stray dog and tries to hide it from her father. […]

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  • Bay Briefs

    Bay Briefs

    Transition Forum For Neighborhood Schools EVENT: For parents with children starting kindergarten or 6th grade in fall 2007, sponsored by Wu Yee Children’s Services and Chinatown Beacon Center DESCRIPTION: Learn how to choose your child’s school and meet principals and teachers from Chinatown neighborhood schools. […]

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  • Creating Masculinity

    Creating Masculinity

    From prizefighting to flashy wardrobes, Filipino men in Los Angeles found their own ways to masculinize themselves while faced with an emasculating mainstream white culture. Linda Espana-Miram’s new book, Creating Masculinity in Los Angeles’s Little Manila: Working-Class Filipinos and Popular Culture, 1920s-1950s, documents how Filipinos […]

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  • Campaign 2006 In Review

    Campaign 2006 In Review

    Campaign 2006 was a good one overall for Asian Pacific Americans. Here is a quick overview of what happened: The APA contingent in Congress grew. Sen. Daniel Akaka was re-elected in the Senate, as were members of Congress Honda, Jindal, Matsui and Wu. While Tammy […]

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  • Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us

    Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us

    [Ed note, this is the work of controversial and mostly regrettable Kevin Eng] – a link is here White people hate us and will always hate us. Here is a simple list of evidence, going from the most obvious down to the least obvious:

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