By Terence Chea The Associated Press BERKELEY, California (AP) — Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked, “Should colleges consider a student’s race when they decide who gets in and who doesn’t?”
Do students of color require special consideration? This is an issue that schools across the country have tried to resolve through affirmative action or other special measures. Should spaces be allotted to rectify inequalities and enhance diversity? There are many who oppose affirmative action, and there are those who see it as the answer to […]
By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India effectively ended Bayer’s monopoly on a patented cancer drug last Monday, licensing a much cheaper generic under a unique law aimed at keeping costs affordable. In a decision likely to upset Western pharmaceuticals, the patent office approved Natco Pharma Ltd.’s application to produce the […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 8–10 in Seattle, hundreds of leaders and change-makers from across the United States will participate in the Guiding Lights Weekend conference on the art of great citizenship.
Last Friday, the Departments of Justice and Education released two new guidance documents — one for school districts and one for colleges and universities — detailing the flexibility that the Supreme Court has provided to educational institutions to promote diversity and, in the case of elementary and secondary schools, reduce racial isolation among students within […]
By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With a sense of entitlement and a life of privilege familiar to a scion of the political elite, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo successfully weathered coup attempts and corruption scandals during her nine years in power. She once even banished her husband abroad when he […]
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press ROZAJALALPUR, India (AP) — The farmers of Rozajalalpur knew what was coming. They saw others closer to India’s expanding capital city pushed off their land to make way for malls, apartments and offices. They saw billboards rise along nearby potholed roads and tiny sales offices sprout in the grassy […]
By Sharon Sakamoto For Northwest Asian Weekly For some time now, our state’s highest court has lacked a justice who can represent the many, many communities of color throughout Washington. As noted in several recent articles and in ongoing community conversations, Gov. Chris Gregoire has a record short on the appointment of qualified persons of […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The dim computer screen blinked back at Timothy Wang as his fingers flitted across the keyboard, typing in the web address for www.gay.com. Once the social networking website loaded, he skimmed the online profile photos, seeing only a sea of white faces reflecting back at him. Wang finally settled […]
Taiwanese American Goodwin Liu, 40, withdrew from consideration for a judicial seat on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on May 25.