Asian Americans

Like any ethnic or racial group, Asian Americans are not monolithic. The ‘Asian Pacific American’ umbrella includes over 45 distinct ethnicities speaking over 100 language dialects. The articles contains here reflect the diversity of this growing community.

English Learners Legal Rights

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*+-Nicole Ochi and Jessica Price: California law requires school districts to send parents of English learners a notice at the beginning of each school year that would indicate that their child is an English learner.

O’Reilly, Race, and Asian Americans

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*+-Scot Nakagawa: Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly took us from the No Spin Zone to the make-your-head-spin zone in his rant, “The Truth About White Privilege.” And what was O’Reilly’s “truth?” That white privilege is a myth, the proof of which lies in the experience of Asian Americans.

How The Asians Did Not Become White

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*+-Scot Nakagawa: Asians are the least likely among all racial groups to make it to the top in the private sector, including among law firms, again in spite of being better educated.

Check Your Privilege, Princeton Tory

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*+-Scot Nakagawa: The fact that many struggled to win the privileges we enjoy doesn’t make those privileges just and right. Privileges never are just and right in a truly democratic society.

Model Minority Suicide: Five Reasons, Five Ways

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*+-Scot Nakagawa: The belief, that the black poor are just entitlement junkies, has negative consequences for all poor people because the tough “love” solutions this belief inspires, like cutting back on food stamps and other programs, see no color.

No Race on Noah’s Ark?

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*+-Sharon Kyle: Whether we are talking about Liz Taylor playing “Cleopatra” or Russell Crowe standing in to represent every man, the outcome is the same – disproportionately high rates of unemployment for people of color.

Segregation in Education: Reading Between the Lines

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*+-Scot Nakagawa: The composition of our American citizenry will soon be mostly non-white, but white students aren’t, for the most part, being prepared for that future, making what’s happening on the whiter side of the color line in our schools something racial justice advocates should be concerned about.

On Asian American Privilege

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*+-Asian American Privilege — The explosion of online race talk about Asian Americans lately is enough to make your head spin.