Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Thirty years ago this month, against the backdrop of a suffering American auto industry, and a growing Japanese one, a young Chinese American man named Vincent Chin was beaten to death by two white auto workers. Neither was found guilty of murder or served any jail time. The case galvanized the Asian American civil rights movement and introduced many Americans to the notion of hate crimes before U.S. hate crime laws existed.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
The Linsanity is likely to continue, as the Knicks won their seventh straight game with Jeremy Lin playing. Several gathered in Chinatown to watch the Knicks beat the Kings 100-85.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Monday marks the beginning of 4709 in the Chinese calendar, the "Year of the Dragon". A strong, fiery, and auspicious cultural symbol, the lunar year ahead holds the potential for seismic change. In addition to the generational transitions set for its government, military, and the Communist Party, some experts are claiming 2012 will be the year China's economy collapses.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
On Wednesday, eight American soldiers were charged in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. Chen's body was found lying in a guard tower on an American outpost in Kandahar province in October. The 19-year-old soldier died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. This case echoes the suicide of 21-year-old Lance Corporal Harry Lew in April, another Asian-American who reportedly shot himself while serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. Known as a "minority minority," discrimination against Asian-Americans is frequently goes unreported by victims and the media.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Larry Tung : Feet in Two Worlds
With help from voter associations, Asian Americans are becoming one of the rising forces in New York City politics. Each election year, more Asian Americans are voting, and more are getting elected.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
When we look back on the wild west of American history, we frequently celebrate cowboys and Indians, wild buffalo and wide open country. But what we often leave out are the thousands of Chinese-Americans who worked on the Union Pacific railroad, lived in the many coal-mining towns, and struggled against the prejudices of their white neighbors and employers.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Historian Mae Ngai, uncovers the three-generational saga of a Chinese family and the lasting legacy of the immigrant experience in America. The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America is centered on the Tape family, the first of a brand-new social type—middle-class Chinese Americans.