Archive for October 9th, 2007

  • The Odyssey of ‘Vanaja’

    The Odyssey of ‘Vanaja’

    An old proverb says that the lotus is a flower that grows in the mud—the thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms. In the enchanting film Vanaja, which is Sanskrit for water lily, the heroine is the lotus that emerges from […]

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  • Nation Briefs

    Nation Briefs

    SALDEF Civil Rights Awards Banquet EVENT: Sponsored by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund DESCRIPTION: Awardees include Sardar Ujagar Singh, director of Camp Chardi Kala Sikh Youth Camp; Sukhman Dhami and Jaskaran Kaur, co-founders of human right group ENSAAF; and Julian Bond, chairman […]

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  • Immigrants Face New Citizenship Test: Advocates say test is more difficult, answers too subjective

    Immigrants Face New Citizenship Test: Advocates say test is more difficult, answers too subjective

    WASHINGTON — Asian American leaders say the country’s redesigned naturalization test is more difficult than before and will result in decreased citizenship within the community. Citizenship and Immigration Services released on Sept. 27 the pool of 100 civics and history questions that could be asked […]

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  • For Freedom

    For Freedom

    “Impeach Bush! Out of Iraq Now!” We need more Asians to diversity those aging white war protesters. I’ve seen more young Asians in uniform proudly back from Iraq, rather than waving for defeat. A generation of Asians properly indoctrinated by elite colleges has forgotten why […]

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  • Kumshui, Tsiwen and Confucius Plaza

    Kumshui, Tsiwen and Confucius Plaza

    The late 1960s and early 1970s were a turning point for many Chinatowns across the country. The 1965 immigration law brought a new generation of immigrants, while the generation that had survived decades of workplace exclusion, housing segregation and overt racism, still needed housing, jobs […]

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