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American American Obesity Rates Vary Widely between Asian Subgroups
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As it is now the holiday season, it is important for people to consider what and how much they are eating.  While Asian American obesity rates are lower than the American average, a recently published study summarized here shows that obesity rates among subgroups of Asian Americans can very widely.  Using standard BMI metrics, Filipino […]

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One Vote Victory, Recounts, and Failed Recount Requests:  Asian American Votes do Matter
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Our writer John has written about Asian American voter apathy over the years and sometimes brings it up when we have lunch, but for me, three recent events really bring out the importance of Asian American votes.  The first is the one vote victory of Srinivasan Murali over Justin Wang in Sunnyvale’s District 3 City […]

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Michelle Yeoh is Time Magazine’s 2022 Icon of the Year
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Michelle Yeoh has been selected to be Time Magazine’s 2022 Icon of the Year. She is riding a streak of hit movies in the United States, from Crazy Rich Asians and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to this year’s Everything Everywhere All at Once. as well as a successful run in Star Trek: […]

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Documentary: Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March
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The documentary Rising Against Asia Hate:  One Day in March came out about a month ago, but it some of its key points are particularly relevant today, particularly with the Senate runoff in Georgia between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.  It focuses on the Asian American experience and fight against Asian hate after the 2021 Atlanta […]

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From Homeless Single Mother to Oakland Mayor: Sheng Thao wins through Ranked Choice Voting
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In an amazing journey from being a homeless single mother living in a car, Sheng Thao was elected mayor of Oakland. The journey is even more amazing considering that in the initial count of votes, Thao was in second place.  Because no Oakland mayoral candidate won a majority of votes, instant-runoff voting, also known in […]

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Study finds that Cyberbullying of Asian American Youth increased during Pandemic
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Generating a result that should surprise no one, a study concludes that while all youths (teens 13-17) experienced increased cyberbullying compared to before the pandemic, Asian American youths endured were increasingly targeted because of their race after the pandemic started. Asian American teens saw the largest increase in cyberbullying, as well as the biggest increase […]

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Nothing Against Chris Evans But Jimmy O. Yang Got ROBBED!!!
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That I’m aware of I don’t think Chris Evans is a racist ass hat, and he’s mildly good looking, and yes, has played some good parts, and it’s not like I’m saying I’d throw him out of bed for eating cookies or anything, but I mean, you know, there is this history of People going […]

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Remembering Asian American Veterans:  Richard Hoy
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As the “Americanness” of Asian Americans is often questioned these days despite the long history of Asian Americans in the United States, Veteran’s Day is a good time to point out the contributions that Asian Americans to the country.  In this StoryCorps excerpt also featured on NPR, Richard Hoy tells how he joined the Army […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Lanhee Chen for California State Controller
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I first heard of Lanhee Chen when he had first worked for then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as a policy advisor, and I met him the first time when he was a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University discussing his observations on the Taiwanese elections in 2020, which was really interesting. Chen is now currently […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Sheng Thao for Oakland Mayor: “Determined”
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Although I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (since 1999), I’ve never lived in Oakland and rarely make it there, but I do know that Oakland City Council member Sheng Thao is running for Mayor of Oakland this November. I don’t think I’ve ever met Thao. If Thao wins, she won’t be the first […]

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