Archive for December 31st, 2008

  • To Our Readers

    To Our Readers

    AsianWeek has played a long and significant role in helping develop Asian Pacific America, from publishing the first 1980 U.S. Census data on Asian and Pacific Islanders Americans to co-publishing the most comprehensive textbook analyzing 2000 Census data with UCLA.

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  • Asian Pacific Americans During the Great Depression

    Asian Pacific Americans During the Great Depression

    As we begin 2009, economists tell us that we are officially in a recession. Some say we are heading into the worst economic conditions since the global Great Depression that lasted from 1929 until the Second World

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  • Monster Smiles Win Strangers’ Hearts

    Monster Smiles Win Strangers’ Hearts

    Street artist’s public gifts say ‘everything will be alright’ SAN FRANCISCO – In recent days, little grinning monsters with bulging eyeballs have been spotted around San Francisco, from the benches of Yerba Buena Gardens to BART stations.

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  • City Hemorrhages Filipino American Nurses

    City Hemorrhages Filipino American Nurses

    Expect San Francisco government employee unions to turn the screws up on incoming supervisors – particularly Eric Mar and David Chiu – after the latest layoffs. Although the city budget is more than $6 billion, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the board face its inflexibility, having […]

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  • Not Just a Man, A Whole Country

    Not Just a Man, A Whole Country

    At noon, on Jan. 20, when the 44th President of the United States of America raises his right hand and swears on the Lincoln Bible as he takes office, the United States closes a sordid page of its history and opens a new chapter on […]

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  • The White Man Saves the Day Again?

    The White Man Saves the Day Again?

    Clint Eastwood in ‘Gran Torino’ Hollywood has a tradition of producing films where the heroic Caucasian protagonist saves the helpless people of color. Think Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves or Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai — not only do the white characters act […]

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