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Is Crime Against Asian Americans Going Up Or Down?

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The issue of crime is one that has been talked about a lot recently. In particular, the rise of crimes directed at specific races has left many people distressed. General crime rates, as well as the rates of crimes directed at Asian Americans, are problems that the nation continues to face. Crime Rates for the General Population Crime rates for the entire population have been going up across several developed nations, including Canada and the US. Most of the crime rise has come from petty crime such as burglary and theft. However, the rate of violent crimes such as rape […]

The Playing Field is Already Leveled – Asian American Success Rates

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The subject of Asian American success in education seems almost taboo these days. It keeps coming up in one form or another; books, social media and on the news. These kids are given the same opportunities and go through the same school system as all other kids in the US, but consistently come out ahead on testing and college applications. Where is this success coming from? It can be said that United States education doesn’t compare to academics in other industrialized parts of the world, including parts of Asia. Teachers in the United States go through educational programs and training, […]

Asians Thriving In South America, Growing In Numbers

Beautiful Sunset In Latin America

Picture credit can be found here. Latin America’s overall performance in the midst of the economic crisis led to a coming of age for many of its regions, almost as much as it did in Asia. For the greater part of the 20th century, Latin America was looked at as an economic backwater but those days are over and now it’s getting the attention it deserves. Interesting facts about Brazil, one of South America’s most popular cities, is seen as an important force of its own. Although Asians (predominately Chinese, Korean and Japanese) don’t make up a large percentage of […]

Are Asian Americans Still Under-represented In Leadership Positions?

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The short answer, yes. They are. However, it isn’t all doom-and-gloom. Progress is being made, and we are happy to report not only the bad, but the good that comes along with it. First, let’s take a look at the numbers. Asian Americans have consistently scored higher on placement tests as well as dominate almost every single statistics-based metric that we have in higher education. However, in spite of this, they are under-represented in top leadership positions as well as big law firms when compared with their makeup of the general US population. Let’s address a few stereotypes that follow […]

Video Post: Asians And Other Minorities Want Credit For Learning English

Video Post: Asians And Other Minorities Want Credit For Learning English

Canadian immigrants, about 58% of the immigrant population being Asian per the 2006 census data, have a point – they want the same credit for English as English students would get for English or a foreign language. Bilingual education isn’t a new concept; it’s been around for years. Additionally, the Canadian education system thinks it’s important to learn a foreign language, and the government often demands you know two languages for a job, so why wouldn’t they give credit for English? So… should Canadian immigrants be given credit for their classes? Some came as refugees and others by choice. Either […]

How the Underrepresented Minorities are Turning the Tables in TV and Film

How the Underrepresented Minorities are Turning the Tables in TV and Film

For white men in 1975 to create a show about nouveau riche African Americans that resonated so well with the viewing public was a feat but it was the history of the popular sitcom, “The Jeffersons.” Back in those days, more than a few shows cast blacks as impoverished, downtrodden, or on the shady side of the law. In the 21st century, there seems to be a shift in the television landscape but the fact is non-Caucasian minorities are still underrepresented. By The Numbers In an investigative study done on one of the most prominent shows around, CSI: Crime Scene […]

The Bamboo Ceiling: An Asian American Issue

The Bamboo Ceiling: An Asian American Issue

  Pic credit found here. The bamboo ceiling is a term coined by author Wesley Yang, of Korean descent, in an article he wrote about the lack of Asian American representation among leaders of fortune 500 companies, colleges, and other high-profile jobs. While reading the statistics below, keep in mind that Asian Americans score, as a whole, much higher on all standardized tests, have the highest college attendance rate, and basically win in almost all educational catagories that are measurable. Yang cites a study saying that while Asian Americans represent 5% of the total population, they only represent about: .3% […]

Asian American Legal Defense And Education Fund Hosts Annual Lunar Gala

Asian American Legal Defense And Education Fund Hosts Annual Lunar Gala

The Asian American Legal Defense And Education Fund (AALDEF) is an association that: … focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, Census policy, affirmative action, youth rights and educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking. It’s essentially designed to help protect Asians in America from various types of discrimination. They hold an annual Lunar Gala where they recognize Asian Americans for their excellent contributions to justice and equality of Asians. Everyone from high-level attorneys to paralegals […]

Asian Americans Are Finding More Success In The Legal Field

Asian Americans Are Finding More Success In The Legal Field

Stereotypically, Asian Americans are known for their great work ethic and dedication to their studies. This creates a great opportunity for those of them that fall into that stereotype in the legal field. Asian American’s also may have more than one language, their native language and English, making them prime candidates for niche markets within the law field. Their test taking ability helps them not only get into the best law schools and undergraduate universities around, but it allows them to dominate certifications and other credentials needed to find success in a field such as forensic accounting. While there are […]