Stephen Bingcang left for El Salvador during winter break with UCLA Habitat for Humanity (H4H). He left because he wanted to help. Bingcang, a fourth-year Anthropology student, saw houses destroyed by floods and people without homes. Even though there was a language barrier, he volunteered to help build and fix these buildings. “I didn’t understand…Details
It began with faded photos of protest marches, people holding signs that said “Asian and Gay,” and ended with a pomegranate held up to the light. This is the story of API Equality LA’s event, Asian American Lesbian and Gay Pioneers in Los Angeles, and also, in a way, of the API LGBT community in…Details
The Center for American Progress released a report on October 1st that found that passage of the DREAM Act would add $329 billion and 1.4 million jobs to the U.S. economy over the next two decades. Introduced in 2001 by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien…Details
On Monday, October 29th, students gathered in front of Kerckhoff Hall for the “A Day Without an Educated Student of Color” rally to protest a study by UCLA law professor Richard Sander. Sander’s study suggests that UCLA has violated Prop 209 by considering race in admissions.
World War II conjures many words and places to mind: Pearl Harbor, Manzanar, the beach of Normandy, Hiroshima, perhaps even the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all-Japanese American team that emerged from the war as the most decorated regiment in the U.S. Armed Forces. Lesser known, however, are the Filipino and Filipino American veterans…Details
It is undeniable that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have played key roles in shaping the institutions, cultures, and histories of the United States. Today, AAPI communities comprise a significant portion of the United States, growing in prominence and power. However, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders still face multiple forms of misunderstandings, misrepresentations,…Details