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Archive for April, 2009

Asian American Politics Finally Receiving Presidential Attention

President Obama And China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi

I came across an interesting article on Google News today about President Obama having done the most most for Asian Americans compared to any other administration. Obama the first Asian-American president? 1 day ago WASHINGTON (AFP) — Barack Obama made history as the first African-American president but in his first 100 days he has also […]

Kal Penn To Join Obama Administration As Liason To Asian-American Groups

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With the tragic demise of Dr. Lawrence Kutner on House last week (sorry for the spoiler!), arises actor Kal Penn’s new role in politics and the Asian American community as Obama’s liason to Asian American groups.

Racial Breakdown In US Sports Including MLB, NFL, NBA, & MLS

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I recently came across this very interesting diagram illustrating the racial breakdown in the US’s major professional sports organizations. The diagram includes the breakdown for Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the National Football League (NFL).

Gunman Jiverly Wong Fires Shots Into American Civic Association Class

With the current state of the global economy, it’s sad to continually hear news that paints an ugly and dreary picture of our world. On Friday April 3, Jiverly Wong walked into a Binghamton (New York) immigration center and began a shooting rampage nearly firing off 100 shots before Wong finally  shot himself. 13 people […]

Fast And Furious Sets April Openings With $72.5 Million Weekend

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The original crew from The Fast And The Furious – Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster – reunited in the fourth installment and broke the record for films opening in April. Fast & Furious is estimated to have pulled in $72.5 million this weekend, easily pushing past Monsters vs. Aliens to become […]

Asian Students Affected By University of California UC System New 2012 Admissions Standards

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As a product of the University of California – Go Aggies! – I will tell you from first hand that the UC demographic is all Asian. As it stands, having four- to five-times the amount of Asians represented in California’s premier school system isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But the breakdown is certainly telling in terms of where balance is needed. In a state funded education system where Asians make up only 12.4% of California’s population, Asians make up 40% of the university’s student body.

To address the imbalance, UC regents have decided to relax admission standards in order to expand the UC applicant pool.