Right here, right now

Get informed about Asian Pacific Islander issues affecting UCLA and other UC campuses! Courtesy of Malina Tran, here is an overview of what’s happening right now. Last quarter, Shirley Chau wrote about the Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE) and the cool outreach services they provide for high school students.  Now the economic crisis is…

Thanks Miley

The latest Miley Cyrus scandal has exploded all over the blogosphere (but not to extent of the Annie Leibowitz fiasco – which was equally stupid).  This photo of Miley and her friends making slant eyes and buck teeth to immitate Asian stereotypes has been circulating the internet for the past 24 hours and has angered…

Swatting the WASPY.gov

We featured Don Nakanisi, director of the Asian American Studies Center last quarter in our feature story: Activism Through Education.  Nakanishi has a great interview in an AP story on Salon.com titled: Asian-American Political Profile Rising in the U.S. “Many people of Asian descent have stepped beyond their national identities to develop a pan-Asian perspective,…