A quarter of Asian youth under 18 are kept inside the house because of danger. This is double the rate for non-Hispanic whites but lower than that for African American and Latino youth. Asian youth also tend to have low expectations of Adult help, about the same as African Americans. However, they tend to have more positive views about people.
Students are raising the issue of racial bias among the NYPD in the September 14 routine arrest of a student for an open container violation. The incident escalated into a confrontation between police and students.
We, the Columbia University Asian American Alliance (AAA), acknowledge that on Friday, September 14th an incident occurred on 114th street and Broadway between officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and an Asian American student. Many accounts, including Monday's Columbia Spectator article, point to evidence of excessive force and racial bias among the officers of the NYPD against the student.
Eleven Stanford students were arrested and led out of the office of the president in handcuffs after holding a day long peaceful sit in to end Stanford's use of sweatshop labor to produce university apparel. While the students were later released, they may still face criminal charges.
A recent survey released last week from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement reported that America's Black youth are the most activated, closely followed by Asian Americans.
SANTA CRUZ – No Ethnic Studies program at a University of California campus? This comes as a shock to many communities of color.
While private universities outside of California, such as Syracuse University and University of Texas, are fighting for Asian American Studies, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is the only California campus without an ethnic studies program.
If you are a student or parent, fill out a form to withhold your own or your child's personal information from military recruiters! Complete an "Opt-Out" form today; school systems might have time limits such as a month after classes start.