Indian-Americans welcome continuing H-1B visa extension

Indian-Americans today welcomed the Trump Administration's decision of not blocking extensions to H-1B visas, saying the "devastating" move would have caused "unprecedented" brain drain and hurt American businesses Indian-Americans today welcomed the Trump Administration's decision of not blocking extensions to H-1B visas, saying the "devastating" move would have caused "unprecedented" brain drain and hurt American businesses. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services had yesterday said it was not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Reflects On Racist Backlash [VIDEO]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai spoke to The Daily Caller's Vince Coglianese about the racial backlash he has received over net neutrality. Pai told The Daily Caller, "I knew we would get some backlash, both because we live in a politically toxic time in which, if you're a 'Spinal Tap' fan, everything seems to be dialed up to eleven, but also on this particular issue, that people are very passionate."

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee oversaw explosive growth

Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65. A statement from Lee's office said the city's first Asian-American mayor died at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Lee was surrounded by family, friends and colleagues.

Da Winnas and Da Loozas of the 2017 election

The 2017 citywide elections were indeed a watershed moment in New Orleans politics, just as I predicted in my column posted on Election Eve . We not only got our first woman mayor, which was a foregone conclusion, but we also got our first Asian and Hispanic council members .

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival finds a cure for cultural amnesia

But that doesn't stop us from turning our backs on refugees who've been displaced by war and persecution. Nor does it rule out other behaviors that seem less than Christ-like: Health care is still a luxury; discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, economic status and sexual orientation continues; white nationalists chant Nazi slogans in torch-lit processions, while our president tacitly cheers them on.

Trump in Asia: No, South Korea is not just ‘over there’

I grew up listening to stories of the aftermath. Whenever I would complain about my relatively comfortable life growing up in New York City, my parents, born shortly after the end of the Korean War, would reflect on their struggles with abject poverty, deep financial loss, postwar trauma and missed educational opportunities.

Henry McMaster’s Macaca Moment?


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Eleven years and two months ago United States Senator George Allen of Virginia was a runaway favorite to win reelection in his race against Democrat James Webb . During an August 2006 campaign stop near the Kentucky border, Allen noted to a crowd of his supporters that one of Webb's staffers - an Indian American named S.R. Sidarth - was attending the event on Webb's behalf.

Latinos and Whiteness

Two armed American border guards confront a group of immigrants attempting to cross illegally from Mexico into the United States in 1948. I want to expand on something that came up in this thread from the other day: how whiteness might include Latinos in the future.

Descendants of fallen Japanese soldiers pay U.S. respects at Pearl Harbor


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Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Thursday to pay respects to fallen American soldiers. Nippon Izokukai, the Bereaved Family Association of Japan, sent about 36 children, grandchildren and other relatives of fallen Japanese soldiers to the U.S. to mark the 70th anniversary of the group's founding.

ESPN Pulls Announcer For Having Same Name As Confederate General

ESPN pulled an announcer from covering an upcoming college football game at the University of Virginia because he shares the same name as Confederate General Robert E. Lee - even though the announcer is Asian-American. ESPN removed college football announcer Robert Lee from covering the William & Mary at University of Virginia football game on September 2, 2017, because they were concerned it would be offensive to viewers, OutKick The Coverage reported Tuesday night .

DOJ stance on affirmative action is offensive to minorities


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At the end of July, The New York Times published a report about the latest Department of Justice investigation. The report read like a work of satire: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be looking into racial discrimination toward white college applicants as a result of affirmative action policies.

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Word of an August 2017 Justice Department inquiry into how race factors into admissions at Harvard University has left top-tier colleges bracing for scrutiny of practices that have boosted diversity levels to new highs.

Jeff Sessions vs. Affirmative ActionHow the attorney general might…

It would not be surprising if Jeff Sessions wants to get rid of affirmative action in college admissions for good. This is the same attorney general who is bent on taking us back to the drug war of the 1980s, who doesn't prioritize curbing police brutality or voter suppression, and who holds the view that existing law doesn't protect gay workers from employment discrimination.

5 things for Friday, August 4: Russia probe, Trump, gun sales, Harvard diversity

There's A LOT going on, so let's get straight to what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door . Federal investigators exploring whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians have seized on Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russia as one of the most fertile avenues for moving their probe forward, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Harvard faces discrimination probe

Harvard College's admitted freshmen last year became the first class in the school's multi-century history comprised of mostly nonwhite students. And again, for the second year in a row, the majority of students invited to attend the prestigious college this year identify as ethnic minorities.

Asian-American students Harvard turned down are at the center…

In 2016 the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of affirmative action at the University of Texas-Austin , further validating the use of race in admissions policies around the country. The efforts of opponents of affirmative action were temporarily stymied, but they have reemerged with a lawsuit against Harvard University claiming the school discriminates against Asian-Americans, The New York Times reported.

The Thorny Relationship Between Asians and Affirmative Action


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Despite the complexity of the issues at stake, the debate over affirmative action in America is rarely as nuanced as it ought to be. Treating affirmative action as a practice that either hurts or helps an entire racial group, for instance, prevents productive conversations about its role in college admissions.

Will new Jim Crow scam tip Georgia’s Ossoff-Handel Congressional Race?

Karen Handel took a break from beating up Democrat John Ossoff to attack a reporter: me. In the televised debate between the two candidates vying for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Republican Handel claimed, "a reporter supposedly representing some very liberal Democratic organization almost literally But who accosted whom is less important than Handel promoting the dangerous new trend of attacking the press, sometimes physically, when questions are uncomfortable or challenging.

California legislator wins Democratic fight for House seat

A Hispanic legislator backed by the Democratic Party and powerful labour unions easily won Tuesday's election to a vacant U.S. House seat in Southern California, after turning back a spirited campaign by a self-proclaimed outsider who wanted to become the first Korean-American in Congress in nearly two decades. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez won 60 per cent of the 33,000 votes counted in the 34th Congressional District, according to an unofficial tally Tuesday.

Jimmy Gomez poised to beat Robert Lee Ahn in California special election

Latino voters appear poised to power one of their own, California Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, to victory Tuesday in a special congressional election that has turned into a test of the power of two ascendant minority communities. Both finalists for the seat are Democrats who emerged from the April primary as the top two vote-getters in this decidedly blue district in Los Angeles County.

Interracial marriage, divided country

In 1958, three years before an interracial union produced Barack Obama, 4 percent of Americans told Gallup that they approved of interracial marriage. Like Obama, the U.S. has traveled a long, long way since then.

Pres. Duterte off to Russia next week for – stronger partnership’

By Genalyn Kabiling President Duterte will make a landmark visit to Russia next week to forge a "stronger partnership" in the fields of defense and security, trade and investment, peaceful use of nuclear energy, among others. The President is expected to hold separate meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as well as the Filipino community in Moscow during his official visit on May 22 to 26. Also included in Duterte's itinerary is a side trip to St. Petersburg where he will visit military shipyard and attend a business forum.

California lawmaker pulls bill on Cold War-era communist ban

A bill that would have let communists legally work in California government was withdrawn Wednesday after the sponsor said he learned it caused veterans and Vietnamese-Americans "distress and hurt." Assemblyman Rob Bonta, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay Area, announced he was shelving the bill and apologized to veterans and people who fled the communist regime in Vietnam.

Generating a new Republican Indian-American voting bloc

The 2016 presidential race saw the birth of a powerful Republican Indian-American voting bloc, reversing a long history of Democratic loyalty. The 2010 Census pegged the U.S. Asian Indian population at over 2.8 million, a ten-year growth of 69 percent that makes this one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the nation.

Today in History

In 1940, Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II. In 1942, the Tule Lake Segregation Center for Japanese-American wartime internees opened in northern California.

Vietnamese American leaders demand an apology for Sen. Janet Nguyen’s …

More than 100 Vietnamese American community members gathered in Orange County Saturday, rallying around state Sen. Janet Nguyen , who was removed from the Senate floor Feb. 23 after attempting to speak out against the late Sen. Tom Hayden, an anti-Vietnam War activist. They demanded Senate Democrats apologize to the community and to Nguyen for the incident, which will be investigated by a three-person panel designated by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon last week.

Man who tried to stop Kansas shooting says he was a more than happya to risk his life to save others

A Kansas man who's been called a hero for trying to stop a deadly shooting last week said he was "happy" to risk his life to save others and that he's grateful for how his community has united following the incident. Ian Grillot, 24, intervened to stop a gunman who witnesses said yelled "get out of my country" before shooting two Indian men in Olathe, Kansas last Wednesday, killing one.

Japan launches offensive to obstruct plan to install ‘comfort women’ statue in Atlanta

A committee seeking to erect a girl's statue symbolizing victims of its wartime sexual slavery in Atlanta, Georgia, said Saturday that Japan has mounted an offensive to foil the installation. Japanese Consul General in Atlanta Takashi Shinozuka is meeting with influential figures in the US city to squash the plan, the committee said in a press conference Friday, adding that word of the installation is spreading.

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

In this undated photo provided by Kranti Shalia, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, right, poses for photo with his wife Sunayana Dumala. In the middle of a crowded bar, a 51-year-old former air traffic controller yelled at two Indian men - Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani - to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help, Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, in Olathe, Kan.

Western States Remember Internment 75 Years on

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Adults, including the elderly, and children could only bring what they could carry and were transported by bus and train, often with blacked-out windows, They were sent, ostensibly to avoid sabotage and spying, to camps in California, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and other states as far away as Arkansas.

Voting Rights Roundup: New study confirms just how racially discriminatory voter ID laws truly are


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Diversify this

Along with his remarked-upon shortfalls in diplomacy, nuance, finesse, rationality and often good manners, our 45th president has also been docked for his diversity shortfall. This means he is surrounded by too many persons of pallor and of masculinity, in other words, by white males.

George Will:

From left, Yuya Matsuda, Ken Shima, and Simon Tam of the band The Slants wait outside of a food truck in Eugene, Ore. In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft persuaded Congress to finance construction of "a building of dignity and importance" for the Supreme Court.

Soros Gave Nearly $90 Million to Liberal ‘Women’s March’ Partners

On Jan. 21, the day after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office, tens of thousands of women plan to descend on Washington to "send a bold message " that "women's rights are human rights." Currently the Women's March on Washington lists 158 partners on its website, and more than a quarter of those groups have been funded by liberal billionaire George Soros.

Poll: Racial vulnerability linked to youth vote choice

In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, supporters of President-elect Donald Trump cheer during as they watch election returns during an election night rally in New York. Among the youngest white adult Americans, feelings of racial and economic vulnerability appear to be closely connected to their support for Donald Trump in last month's election.

Indian-Americans in the age of Donald Trump

The price of success is to bear the sting of envy. Indian-Americans are finding out very quickly that the derring-do that has catapulted them to the top of the economic ladder in the United States has its downside in a Trump-led America that wants to go decidedly nativist.

Facebook Ad Option allows Discrimination Against Blacks, Latinos

Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls "Ethnic Affinities."

Mike Coffman is a Republican worth voting for


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Here on the High Plains, where the deer and the antelope once played, Denver's suburbs roam toward the Rockies' Front Range and the nature of today's polyglot politics is written in the local congressman's campaign schedule. One day last week, Republican Mike Coffman went from a Hispanic charter school in a strip mall, to another strip mall for lunch at an Ethiopian restaurant with leaders of the Ethiopian-American community, then to a meeting with the editor of the largest of two Korean-language newspapers serving more than 3,000 Korean-Americans in the metropolitan area.

Fox News Aired A Racist Segment In Chinatown & Got Called Out

Fox News' Jesse Watters, who hosts a segment titled "Watters' World" on The O'Reilly Factor , went to New York's Chinatown a few days ago under the guise of asking Chinese-Americans what they thought of America's relationship with China . Instead, he spent four minutes referencing every Asian stereotype imaginable, using his platform to characterize the community as an out-of-touch joke, and diminishing their culture to the laziest of tropes .

PBS Introduces Lesson Plan To Indoctrinate Students Against Trump Immigration Proposals

Just in time for the 2016 election, San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED is offering a Common Core-ready lesson plan designed for public school teachers who want to indoctrinate students with a love for open borders and a deep suspicion of anyone who favors the immigration restrictions proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The lesson plan - which comes complete with "safe space" suggestions - is offered by way of a section of the taxpayer-funded television station's website called "The Lowdown" .

Duterte confirms talks with UN chief, Russian PM

President Rodrigo R. Duterte confirmed private meetings with United Nations secretary general Ban Ki Moon and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. MB FILE - President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to members of the Filipino community in Jakarta, Indonesia September 9, 2016.

Poll: Young voters from newer immigrant families more liberal in views


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In this June 15, 2012 file photo, young demonstrators participate in a rally in support of President Barack Obama after the president announced that the U.S. government will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. WASHINGTON D.C. -- Young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics and immigration than those with families who have been in United States longer, a new GenForward poll shows.

Bill Clinton in Vegas: Hillary’s email server ‘a mistake’

Bill Clinton said it was a mistake for Hillary Clinton to maintain a personal email server even though her predecessors and her successor at the State Department did it, adding that she should've known a different set of rules would apply to her if she ever ran for president. Bill Clinton's acknowledgement came during a question and answer period on Friday at a Las Vegas forum organized by Asian American Pacific Islander journalism and voter advocacy groups.

California Focus: Obama risks losing Latinos

Here's the one thing Democratic politicians should fear more than any other potential California event: Latinos stay home from the polls in droves on Election Day in November 2016. It went almost unnoticed beyond Orange County in early 2015, but the events in one contest for a spot on that county's Board of Supervisors should be most instructive.

Indian-Americans find appeal in GOP

CLEVELAND >> California Trump Delegate Arun Bhumitra believes Indian Americans' strong preference for the Democratic Party boils down to two issues. “Indians are passive, non-violent people from the land of Ghandi -- they don't carry guns and they believe in a woman's right to choose,” said Bhumitra, a member of Indian American Republicans of California who favors abortion rights himself.

What young Americans think on top issues facing the country

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country - and which of those issues are most important to them - vary among young people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new highs across the Ivy League. Harvard and other top-tier colleges closely guard the inner workings of their admissions offices, but they defend approaches that consider an applicant's race among other factors as a way to bring a diverse mix of perspectives to campus.