Trump’s Asian trading partners will try to ride out the storm

By October 23

Nikkei Asian Review, 7/18/18

“Disrupter” may be the best word to describe U.S. President Donald Trump. The Cambridge Dictionary provides the following definition: “a person or thing that prevents something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected.”

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Leader Forum New York featured an intimate discussion with Media Matters’ president Angelo Carusone. Here he explains how Facebook inadvertently became the “engine” of the fake news ecosystem

By February 25

Media Matter, 1/3/18

“One was that 25 percent of Americans consumed Facebook in the last — fake news in the last six week of the election. So one out of every four Americans were consuming fake news.”

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Leaders Forum New York included a special private visit to the Strand bookstore by owner Nancy Bass, daughter of Fred Bass, who made the Strand bookstore a NY mecca. LF honors the recent passing of this visionary – Fred Bass was 89.

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The New York Times, 1/3/18

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

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LF member Chieh Huang’s story. His e-commerce company went from $40,000 in sales from his parents’ garage to over $100 million in 3 years

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CNBC, 12/12/17

Starting a company out of your garage sounds exciting – invoking visions of Silicon Valley greats Hewlett Packard and Apple, and Jeff Bezos starting Amazon in his Seattle garage circa 1994.

That is, until you actually start a company in your garage.

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Leaders Forum acknowledges the passing of a great innovative leader- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

By December 12

CNN Politics, 12/12/17

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a former civil rights attorney who became the first Asian-American to serve in the city’s top post, died early Tuesday — hours after appearing at a public event — at a city hospital at age 65, his office said.

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A New Study Shows Asian-American Law School Enrollment Has Dropped More Than 40 Percent

By August 16

Yahoo News, 7/26/17

“It does mean that the growth of Asian-Americans going into the profession is going to be slower … so this is worrisome.” -Justice Goodwin Liu

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans

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The New Yorker, 8/10/17

Since the nineties, the share of Asians in Harvard’s freshman class has remained stable, while the percentage of Asians in the U.S. population has more than doubled. A lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts in 2014 that claimed Harvard University’s undergraduate-admissions practices unlawfully discriminate against Asians. One officer said “certain of its Asian students weren’t admitted”, because “so many” of them “looked just like” each other on paper.

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Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It

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The New York Times, 12/17/16

Out of the 20-plus reporters who covered the presidential campaign for The New York Times, there were no Latinos or Asians and merely 2 were black. In the Sports department, there is only one Asian man, two Hispanics and no African-Americans among its 21 reporters. Also in the Styles section, every single writer is white.

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Airbnb host hit with a $5,000 fine for canceling on this Asian guest over her race

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Business Insider, 7/14/2017

In February, Airbnb host Tim Barker canceled on Dyne Suh, who drove through a snowstorm to get to his cabin in Big Bear, California. Baker said, “I wouldn’t rent to you if you were the last person on earth. One word says it all. Asian.”

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Law schools have Asian American students, so why aren’t there more Asian Judges?

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The Washington Post, 07/18/17

A study done by Yale states that Asian Americans are overrepresented in law schools and firms but fall behind other racial groups when it comes to attaining leadership roles in the legal profession.

“Asian American growth in the legal profession has been impressive but penetration into leadership ranks has been slow,” -Justice Goodwin Liu

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