This year, Anh “Joseph” Cao became the first Vietnamese American to serve in the U.S. Congress. He represents Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which covers New Orleans. He is the first Republican to serve that district since 1890. Rep. Cao drew criticism from fellow party members after he cast the sole Republican vote for the house’s health care bill (HR-3962). Rep. Cao serves on the Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News helped pay for a Wisconsin family’s trip to Samoa which led to an emotional meeting that was a key moment in last Saturday’s “48 Hours” special on an adoption scam involving children taken from their South Pacific homes under false pretenses.
Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods’ troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil, and the multiple mistresses — little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world’s greatest golfer.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tensions between black and Asian students at a U.S. public high school erupted in a series of assaults over two days, leading to 10 suspensions and several students seeking medical treatment, students and school officials said last Friday.
The six men on stage included a poet, a break dancer, and a filmmaker. They pounded rhythms on the dhol drum, modeled fresh fashions, slathered whipped cream on bare skin, and discussed their passion for community service.
On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville Line is now called the Yellow Line.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the noisy town hall meetings, Tea Party protests and sky-is-falling speeches characterizing much of the health care debate is a less visible, but an intense push to broaden the face of the immigration reform movement.
“We were caught in the war without the presence of my father,” said Louie, whose brother, Shin Fong, died at the age of 4 due to malnutrition and lack of medical care. “My mother was devastated. It just broke her heart.”
Asian Americans around the country have made history in 2009 in their efforts to become part of the political realm.
Most people know that Asians have migrated to countries all over the world, but some are still surprised to learn that Asians live in the West Indies. Some say this is likely due to images perpetrated by the media. Vacation ads often feature white couples enjoying the tropics. Asians aren’t commonly in sight.