This week, students are banding together, calling themselves Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA) at Cornell University, and demanding that Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, and American Indian studies are offered as majors by the end of 2016. The campaign, thus far, involves a student assembly meeting scheduled March 10, a petition of support, and […]
By Matthew Brown Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil rights attorneys and lawyers for the judiciary are due in federal court Tuesday for arguments over whether hundreds of racist emails from Montana’s former Chief U.S. District Judge should be preserved as potential evidence in future lawsuits. Attorneys for the judiciary are seeking to dismiss […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Jae Hong, MD, Summit Cardiology, UW Northwest Hospital It’s hard to believe, but today, about 76.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Some studies have shown that Asian Americans, along with African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and native Hawaiians are at a greater risk of high […]
By Mark Sherman and Jay Reeves The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the […]
By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On Election Day in Texas, the mere act of voting would have been fresh flexing of Republican power: Show a photo ID, then cast a ballot in a political district likely drawn to favor GOP candidates.
Earlier this week on the Berkeley campus of the University of California (UC), a Republican student group organized a bake sale that elicited cries of anger and heated debate before the event. The group asked students to pay different prices for the baked goods, depending on their race and/or gender. A white male would have […]
On March 12, a delegation of American Indians and representatives of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture traveled to Hokkaido, Japan, visiting four different regions, in an effort to support the revitalization of cultural heritage of the Ainu, who were formally recognized by Japan’s government in 2008 as Japan’s indigenous people.
Growing up in the 1950s, Mexican feminist and author Gloria Anzaldua wrote about how when she was in school, speaking Spanish was not allowed, and if she spoke a word of it on the playground, she would be punished, sometimes physically…