The battle over Carpinteria High’s mascot

The LA Times and Santa Barbara Independent, among other newspapers, recently covered a local debate involving cultural stereotypes, school pride, and history.  Eli Cordero, a junior of Chumash descent, has pushed to remove Native American imagery at Carpinteria High. The LA Times reports: Eli sees “Warriors” as an ethnically neutral name, but he said the images have…

Remember the (API) ladies…

The administration and Congress under President Obama is more diverse than ever. In our latest issue of Pacific Ties (available soon online), Elizabeth Park reports on seven prominent Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Obama’s administration and First Family.  I am pleased to see a variety of ethnic backgrounds and areas of expertise represented in his…