NEW YORK (AP) — In cramped quarters in Chinatown, staff at the Museum of Chinese in America had to be careful not to step on any schoolchildren as they taught a class about the role Chinese immigrants played in building the Transcontinental Railroad.
Commentary: “Back to school” means making immunization a priority
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.
Editorial: California says sorry to Chinese Americans, country to follow suit?
On July 17, California formally apologized to Chinese Americans for racist laws that were enacted starting with the Gold Rush period in the mid-19th century. According to a recent TIME magazine story, the racist laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, prevented Chinese Americans from owning property, marrying whites, working in the public sector, or testifying against whites in courts.
UW Tacoma in need of Asian American studies
When Kayomi Wada graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in the spring of 2008, she intended to pursue her master’s degree there as well, hoping to expand on her interests in Asian American (AA) and Black communities in North and South America.
Texas rep apologizes for remarks on Asian names
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker under fire for saying that Asian American voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans” has apologized for her remarks. State Rep. Betty Brown, a Republican, issued an apology on April 9 for the comments made during a House Elections Committee hearing on April 7.
NWAW Editorial: Yay, Locke!
In the beginning, we were worried. We felt that we had so much talent in Washington state but the pool was being overlooked by President Obama for his cabinet. However, we now have three nominations for cabinet: King County Executive Ron Sims, Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, and the clincher — former Gov. Gary Locke.
NWAW EDITORIAL: Miley Cyrus sucks
In the first week of February, more scandalous photos of Disney teen idol Miley Cyrus popped up on the Internet …
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