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AsAmNews Reports: White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency

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AsAmNews Reports: White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency
January 21, 2017 By Ed Diono for AsAmNews In President Barack Obama’s first year in office, he reinstated the White House Initiative for AAPI that was first created by President Bill Clinton but had lain moribund during George W. Bush’s two terms. As President Donald Trump took office, the White House website was redesigned within a hour of his swearing in. Gone are any mentions of...

2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement

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2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement
December 29, 2016 Photo: Asian American Demonstrators San Francisco Bay Area Circa 1968  2016 will go down in history as the year that sparked a movement. This was the year that Asian Americans came together en masse to fight for fair representation and visibility in our American society, and to stop racist, irresponsible and inaccurate coverage of our communities in the press, and...

Firestorm Over Fox News' Jesse Watters Racist New York Chinatown 'Man-On-The-Street' Report

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Firestorm Over Fox News' Jesse Watters Racist New York Chinatown 'Man-On-The-Street' Report
October 5, 2016 (updated October 9, 11, 12) The Asian American Journalists Association's MediaWatch Committee, and AAJA's president Paul Cheung issued a statement (Oct. 5th 2:30 pm ET reprint below) condemning the October 3rd segment by Jesse Watters of "Watters' World' on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor.'   AAJA MediaWatch requested a meeting with the show's producers,...

ROSE PAK (1947 - 2016) San Francisco's Tireless Leader

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ROSE PAK (1947 - 2016) San Francisco's Tireless Leader
September 18, 2016  San Francisco by Suzanne Joe Kai Its not fair, Rose. You left us way too soon. This portrait of you looking good was taken just a week ago on September 9 by photographer Frank Jang, another San Francisco treasure.  So many stories are running through my mind... We shared some great, crazy times. I will miss you dearly.  I'll never forget the evening...

Constance Wu on 'Whitewashing' - Our Heroes don't look like Matt Damon

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Constance Wu on 'Whitewashing' - Our Heroes don't look like Matt Damon
August 1, 2016 Once again, another case of 'Whitewashing' - this time its Matt Damon who plays a warrior defending the Great Wall of China. The movie is director Zhang Yimou's English-language debut, "The Great Wall." Actress Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat"), writes on Twitter that this perpetuates a 'ractist myth - that only a (sic) white man can save the world.'  "It's not...