Look at Meena from a distance and you will see a normal, healthy Lao girl. She is of average height for a 7-year-old girl. But look a little closer and you will notice that her arms and legs, poking out through her oversized second-hand clothes, are painfully thin. Her hair lacks a healthy shine. Her eyes look tired and weary.
Every summer as school approaches, a common theme rings: Make sure your child is fully immunized. One reason for the plea is that children who are not immunized may not attend school. In fact, we’ve heard the cry to immunize so often that the tendency of some is to simply ignore it.
If I told you that General Electric has grown four times faster than its competition for decades and will continue to do so for years to come, yet its stock trades are well below its competition, wouldn’t you sell your car to buy as much GE stock as you could?
As the current debate on health care rages in town halls across the nation, immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.
“Once again, Maynard Avenue South fills with droves of flush-faced Asians, headed home with car keys dangling from one hand and a carton of chow mein in the other.”
Did you know that you can simply blackmail me if you want me to do something?
The Asian American community has long borne the “model minority” myth which has contributed to concealing the major health concerns that face members of this community.
Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and pending confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Hispanic population. By anyone’s measure, Sotomayor has lived an incredibly compelling life, from being born to Puerto Rican immigrants and growing up in the South Bronx public housing projects to graduating from Princeton University at the top of her class and presiding as a highly respected federal judge.
Calls for comprehensive immigration reform are now abundant. These are nothing more than calls for an open immigration policy and amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal aliens.
Amid the controversy surrounding the unpopular Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) administration, former President Joseph Estrada has expressed interest in becoming, once again, chief executive of the Philippines in 2010.