By Julie Pham New America Media In May 2012, minority newborns began to outnumber their white counterparts in the United States. But even with an African American president and the huge growth of minority populations, why is it that we as minorities are still far from exercising the full potential of our political power as […]
COMMENTARY: Inarticulate immigrants and the language of guns
By Andrew Lam New American Media Mr. One L. Goh, 43, an immigrant from Korea who allegedly shot and killed seven people at a school in Oakland and wounded five others, may be the latest [in] a string of inarticulate men who became mass murderers in America. In April of 2009, Jiverly Wong locked the […]
Agent Orange studies overlook pain of Vietnamese Americans
By Ngoc Nguyen New America Media A few years ago, my father, a former naval officer in the South Vietnamese Army, developed liver cancer. The diagnosis followed decades of struggle with hepatitis C, a viral infection he contracted through a blood transfusion during the war. A liver transplant saved his life.
14th Amendment-bashing may harm immigrant communities
By Jonah Most New America Media There is little chance that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be repealed — but that’s not the point, according to law experts.
Is there plasticizer in your food? What is the FDA hiding?
By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, Summer Chiang New America Media More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, the United States government has provided no guidance to retailers as to which products are safe to sell. By contrast, the Philippines, Canada, and New Zealand have published the […]
Too many eligible Asians fail to apply for citizenship
After 14 years in the United States, Jenny Yang, who came from Korea, finally attained citizenship. Soon after her citizenship ceremony in
SF students race to save their peer who faces deportation to Peru
More than 80 students and community members gathered outside California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office on Nov. 12 to protest the scheduled
Report: Educated Asian Americans struggle to find employment
Asian Americans may have the lowest unemployment rate of any racial group nationwide, but a new report shows college-educated Asian Americans have a harder time finding jobs than whites.
Taiwan’s unlikely hero: vegetable seller of market
Described by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan’s “ambassador with a loving heart,” 61-year-old Shu-chu Chen was selected as one of the
Grouping all Asians together could be bad for their health
Asian Americans as a whole are half as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from heart disease. However, Native Hawaiians are 40 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease than whites.