A recent study from the Economic Policy Institute pointed out the unusual position of Asian Americans in the current recession, While a large portion of Asian Americans have bachelor’s and advanced degrees, a larger share of Asian American workers than whites lack high school diplomas.
However, Asian Americans with bachelor’s degrees and advanced degrees have a higher unemployment rate than whites with equivalent educational attainment. On the other hand, Asian American high school dropouts, are more successful than white dropouts at finding employment.
API individuals and organizations across the U.S. are planning to join thousands of other activists in Detroit this June at the second gathering of the U.S. Social Forum.
Presently, API groups are planning for a variety workshops; the call for workshops is open right now. For APIs overall, API Movement Building will be coordinating a social gathering and an exchange about ongoing work if there is sufficient interest.
Recent studies of on-line dating sites show that racial bias is still strong. Two studies, one by researchers at UC Irvine of the Yahoo! Personals daring service and another by the OKCupid site illustrated strong preferences for particular races.
The Center for American Progress has issued a report on the effects of the recession on the different racial groups in the U.S.
There's both relative good news and bad news. Asian Americans continue to have lower unemployment rates and higher median household incomes than other racial groups. On the negative side, their unemployment rates
On November 30th, representatives of 34 antiwar groups delivered an open letter to President Obama strongly opposing his anticipated decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan with the commitment of tens of thousands of additional U.S. troops. We agree.
President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, immigrant communities staged two events in San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C. to draw attention to how millions of Americans are being shut out of health reform, despite their undisputed contributions to supporting this country’s economy and public health care systems.
Gina Hotta, Bay Area activist and artist best known as founder and executive producer of APEX Express on station KPFA, died of a heart attack on September 29, 2009. However, in addition to her cultural contributions, she was also an organizer, as Don Misumi, a good friend, describes.
A recent Bay Area article describes how members of the Korean Policy Institute are finally getting a hearing on ending the Korean war – yeah, technically we’re still at war with North Korea after more than five f**king decades - and steps in normalizing relations between the two Koreas and between North Korea and the United States.
Ehren Watada, the first commissioned U.S. military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq, has won permission to resign. The U.S. Army has ceased their three-year attempt to court-martial Watada. Rather than seek a second court-martial, the Army will grant Watada a discharge under "other than honorable conditions."