Lloyd Hara was born in Seattle, and he is proud of this fact. He is also a proud sansei — a third generation Japanese American.
“Can you speak the language?”
“Is your dad white?”
“You don’t eat that, do you?”
Commentary: Asian Americans must demand reform in their healthcare
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.
Vietnamese doctor in dire need of more Asian bone marrow donors
Anh Nguyen Reiss is a 43-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, a mother, and an obstetrician/gynecologist in Houston. She has been looking around the country to find a matching Vietnamese stem cell donor to survive. In 2009, she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of bone marrow cell very similar to acute leukemia.
Liver cancer among Asians and Pacific Islanders expected to surge
Higher rates of chronic hepatitis B may explain why liver cancer cases among Asian and Pacific Islanders are expected to climb 134 percent by 2030 compared to 28 percent among non-Hispanic whites, according to a report from the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
APIC says state lawmakers need to reconsider devastating budget cuts
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Community leaders are more than a little concerned over Washington state’s economic crisis. The state’s projected deficit stands at $9.3 billion through mid-2011. This deficit is the difference between how much tax money (revenue) the state government anticipates collecting over the next two years, and the cost (expenditures) of […]
For South Seattle, model minority myth is busted
What is there to do with $2.4 million dollars? South Seattle Community College has decided to improve the success and retention rates of its Asian Pacific Islander students. South Seattle Community College is one of six two- and four-year institutions that the U.S. Department of Education designated as Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).
Health care heroes make a world of difference
International Community Health Services (ICHS) staff members Odelia Wang and Nai Saephan see true diversity every day, both in the cultural backgrounds of their patients and their individual medical needs.
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