Archive for May 28th, 2009

  • Asians in Movie ‘Up’ and Others

    Asians in Movie ‘Up’ and Others

    Pixar is Moving Up I love Pixar, but they must have finally noticed my annual complaints in all its diversity, they have never before cast any Asian characters. In Cars, they cast Cheech, but passed over hippie Tommy Chong. Ratatouille’s Collette looked Asian, but wasn’t […]

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  • AsianWeek Calls for Contributions on Professor Ronald Takaki

    AsianWeek Calls for Contributions on Professor Ronald Takaki

    San Francisco – AsianWeek.com today issued a call for contributions from former students and colleagues in remembrance of Professor Ronald Takaki who passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2009 at the age of 70. Professor Takaki was the pre-eminent scholar on America’s multicultural history, author […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori

    Ron Takaki: Condolences from JACL National Director Floyd Mori

    The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) joins with others in mourning the loss of Professor Ronald Takaki. He was an accomplished scholar, author, academician and advocate. His teachings, articles and books were invaluable in documenting the Asian Pacific American experience in the United States, teaching […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD.

    Ron Takaki: Words from Scott Kurashige, PhD.

    On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, our nation’s first African American president, who has appointed three Asian Americans to his cabinet, named the first Latina nominee to the Supreme Court. It’s hard to imagine a more fitting tribute to Professor Ronald Takaki, whose tireless writing, teaching, […]

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  • Daily Dose & Announcements: 05/28/09

    Daily Dose & Announcements: 05/28/09

    >> Local Asian American Leaders Come Together to Support Workers’ Rights >> Random Ninjas EP Release Party >> She Said No To No Child Left Behind and Won >> Recession Turns Homes into Classrooms >> China Said to Harass Rights Lawyers

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