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Naturalized Citizens Make Up Record One-in-Ten U.S. Eligible Voters in 2020

By May 1

Pew Research Center 2/26/20
"Since 2000, size of immigrant electorate nearly doubled to 23.2 million." Read more

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How San Francisco’s Chinatown Got Ahead of the Coronavirus

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The New York Times, 4/17/20
"Despite being a densely populated neighborhood full of vulnerable people, Chinatown was well prepared." Read more

Categorized in: COVID-19

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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

Categorized in: Uncategorized

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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 Read more

Categorized in: Education

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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.

Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights

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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

Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights

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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

Categorized in: Education

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Rep. Grace Meng Elected New Chair of CAPAC Leadership PAC

By April 13

NBC News, 4/13/16
Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), the first Asian-American Congress member from New York State, has been elected the new chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Leadership

Categorized in: Government / WHIAAPI in the News

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Celebrating Vaisakhi: The Story Behind the Sikh Festival

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NBC News, 4/13/16
This week, millions of Sikhs wearing vibrantly colored turbans parading to the sound of beating drums will commemorate a tradition centuries old. The Sikh celebration called Vaisakhi happens

Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights

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Will the U.S. Supreme Court get its first Asian American justice?

By March 11

Washington Post, 3/11/16
“We think that this is our time,” said Christopher Kang, national director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. Kang worked in the White House for six

Categorized in: Government / WHIAAPI in the News

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