Jerry Yang: Profile of an Internet Pioneer

Jerry Yang: Profile of an Internet Pioneer

Jerry Yang is an entrepreneur who founded Yahoo!, one of the leading search engines on the internet. BusinessWeek branded Yang as one of “The Most 25 Most Influential Men on the Web.” Forbes also listed the entrepreneur as one of the richest men in America. Jerry Yang was born in Taipei on November 6, 1968. His mother moved the family to California when he was 8 years old, and he was raised in San Jose. When he moved to the United States, Yang spoke only one word of English; however, it only took him three years to be proficient in […]

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 […]

4 Strange Scholarships You Can Actually Apply For

We all have some form of talent, and some of us have stranger talents than the next person. We have compiled a list of five of real, but very weird scholarships that you can apply for today. These courses will all take you on a pretty unique journey, which can involve all sorts of insane work placements; 1. Soybean Ambassador That’s right, there is somebody required to be the ambassador of the world of soybeans. This is not only extremely hilarious, but this annual course held in Minnesota is created to help you learn about the soybean industry and the […]

Nobu Matsuhisa: A Celebrity Chef

Nobu Matsuhisa: A Celebrity Chef

As we all know, Asian food is immensly popular in the United States. It’s hard to find a town without a Mexican restaurant and an Asian buffet. While the Nobu Matsuhisa may not run an Asian buffet, the principle remains the same: the food of the far east is loved by the people of the west. That is why we have chosen to do a profile on our top Asian-American celebrity chef: Nobu Matsuhisa. Noba Matsuhisa is a celebrity chef who blends Asian cuisine with South American flavors. He was born in Saitama, Japan and lived there until a regular […]

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 […]

Study Shows Opinions on Affirmative Action Change When Asian-Americans Succeed

A recent study suggests that people who advocate merit-based college admission standards may alter their beliefs depending on which racial group benefits from said standards. Universities that employ affirmative action policies do so purportedly to correct racial imbalances. By taking race into account, colleges give certain minority applicants certain application advantages where historically systematic discrimination once prevented them from doing so. As a result, a non-minority student in the current ultra-competitive higher education climate may be passed over in favor of a minority student with lower test scores and less-impressive grades. As such, critics of affirmative action argue that the […]