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Asian Americans enjoy greater representation in Congress

The next House of Representatives will have a dozen members of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent, the largest such caucus in history. In the days after the election, inner-city schoolteacher Mark Takano flew to Washington, picked up his laptop, office key, voting ID and posed for photos with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — all part of the orientation drill for an incoming member of the 113th Congress.


Asians’ Success in High School Admissions Tests Seen as Issue by Some


As Asian students succeed in the admissions test for New York City’s elite public high schools, they point to family motivation, but others say the test discriminates against some students.

Senh: So you're gonna punish someone for busting their behinds to improve their future... Yeah, that'll improve our education system.


New AIDS-like disease in Asians, not contagious

AIDS-like Disease

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV....


Sex grooming cases spark racial tensions

She was lonely in the way only an adolescent girl can be: No friends, no boyfriend, not much of a relationship with her parents. So she felt special when a man decades older paid attention to her, bought her trinkets, gave her free booze....


Asians Surpass Hispanics as Biggest Immigrant Wave

Asian immigrants have pushed the United States’ population of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million and helped make Asians the country’s fastest-growing racial group, a study says.


Golf: Zhang, 14, to be youngest US Open competitor

At an age when most kids are primarily concerned with their paper route or baseball card collection, 14-year-old Andy Zhang will make history this week as the youngest U.S. Open competitor ever.


ESPN fires employee for Lin headline seen online

ESPN says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline referring to Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.


Chen case: Asian-American soldiers endure bias

The harassment of 19-year-old Danny Chen started in basic training - teasing about his name, repeated questions of whether he was from China, even though he was a born-and-raised New Yorker. He wrote in his journal that he was running out of jokes to respond with....


Jeremy Lin’s ethnicity is only part of the story

Jeremy Lin

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. missed the point about surprising New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. Granted, Lin’s Asian-American heritage is part of his intriguing story — but the player’s unexpected success is what’s most compelling about him.

Senh: I concur. It doesn't sound like Floyd Mayweather Jr. keeps up with NBA news.


Newt Gingrich: Latinos, Blacks Don't Understand 'Key To Future Wealth,' But Asians Do

At the height of his career in Congress, Newt Gingrich used to tell audiences that renewing American civilization was "the central challenge of the rest of our lives." But before Gingrich could deliver his grand new theory of American civilization to the public in a 1993 speech, his deeply divisive racial stereotypes would need to be removed.


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