Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Asian Americans Increasingly Favorable of U.S.
Washington, D.C. - Public attitudes toward Asian Americans in the United States are increasingly positive, according to a recent report. Citing the survey, Chinese language newspaper World Journal reports that only 9 percent of the general population interviewed said they would not elect an Asian American as the US President, compared to 23 percent in the same survey done in 2001.
However, the survey also shows that 45 percent of the general population believe Asian Americans are more loyal to their countries of ancestry than to the United States, increase from 37 percent in 2001. Community leaders and academic professionals believe that China’s uprising power help post questions on Asian Americans’ loyalty, but the fact that President Obama got elected last year strengthens the belief on minorities’ political influence.
The survey was commissioned by Committee of 100’s (C-100), a Chinese American organization is committed to improving interracial relations. A full report is available at www.Committee100.org.
-World JournalThere's something really wrong this info, I just can't really articulate it.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Nine of us from UIC [not all from AACC, but all are certainly, at least on some level, friends of the program, or friends of AARCC] have made it to the Midwest Asian American Student Union in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
But anyway, we were unable to make any of the festivities for the opening day of the conference. Tomorrow we will be taking in workshops, headlining speakers, and likely other things as well. I'm personally very excited about Ashwin Madia, the morning speaker. I'm currently unsure of my workshop selection, but I will no doubt be reporting on it later.
Look out for other updates from MAASU attendees within the next couple of days! For now, here's a link drop:
Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology is out now! Parry Shen, Jeff Yang, and Keith Chow stopped by UIC earlier this week as part of their book tour, and I can say that it's quite a read. Check out if they're coming to your campus, or to your city, and go see them! They're great guys, and they put together a great anthology.
Chicago Asian American Film Festival, running from now until April 16. Check out a movie, I think we will.
Asian American Institute in Chicago is soliciting applications for its Impact Fellows Program. As a participant in the program two years ago, I can personally say that it's a great experience.
If you're around the University of Illinois-Chicago, check out any of the events during Asian American Awareness Month!
Speaking of UIC, if you clicked on that link up there it took you to a page on the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center website. Turns out, they're hiring for the 2009-2010 school year! You could have my job! Whoa! Go check it out.
Ok, that's all for tonight. I'm out for now, but keep an eye out for MAASU updates throughout the weekend. Time to try and get some sleep so I'm not zonked out through the whole day tomorrow.
Friday, February 13, 2009
COMMEMORATING THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II
February 15, 2009
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
An event commemorating the World War II internment of Japanese Americans will be held at the Chicago History Museum on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2pm*. This Day of Remembrance is annually sponsored by major organizations in the Japanese American community in Chicago.
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II. The Day of Remembrance program will recognize former internees who testified about their experiences before a federal commission hearing held in Chicago in 1981. The program will feature the recollection of these individuals, a new video on the hearings and a panel of young people who will reflect on this history.
The Day of Remembrance is sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League, Japanese American Service Committee and the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society. Free admission and open to the public.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Miley Cyrus says:
"I want to thank all of my fans for their support not only this week, but always! I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone. I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GOD's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be. Peace and love, Miles"
I think one of the things that I've learned growing up and doing stupid shit, as well as what I've learned in observing politics, is that apologies that start "I'm sorry if..." are different than apologies that start "I'm sorry for...", in the sense that apologies that start the way of the former don't really mean much. I think the "if" implies that, somehow, the person who is being apologized to is a little abnormal, because the act is not something that should always be apologized for. "If you're offended, then I'm sorry." It's a qualified apology.
To actually apologize "for" doing something removes that sort of air of fucked-up-itude on the part of the person being apologized to. "I'm sorry for offending you", I think, means that the person making the apology takes some sort of level of accountability. Something like that. Not that she would know the difference, and honestly, I would be surprised if Disney knew the difference, but yeah, there's something.
Info via Idolator.