By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bill that would remove derogatory racial terms, including the word “Oriental,” from federal language has been passed by Congress. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to approve the legislation and sign it into law. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 4238, introduced […]
“Oriental” deemed offensive, removed from legislation
The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously last Wednesday to remove two instances of the word “Oriental,” along with other dated references to minorities, from federal legislation. The proposal was co-sponsored by Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Ed Royce (R-CA). Meng co-authored a similar law in 2009 as a member of the New York State […]
Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of March 10, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an eager
BLOG: The Olympics battle between the U.S. and China
As a Chinese American, I enjoy seeing both countries perform well, earning more gold medals, and increasing their overall medal count. My philosophy is to cheer for both countries. Though the U.S. won more gold medals than China, coming second to the U.S. still warrants celebration …
Asian students get attacked; school’s racial tensions lead to fighting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tensions between black and Asian students at a U.S. public high school erupted in a series of assaults over two days, leading to 10 suspensions and several students seeking medical treatment, students and school officials said last Friday.
Commentary: Where are the Asian American federal judges?
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.