Model,Victim, or Problem Minority? Examining the Socially Constructed Identities of Asian-Origin Ethnic Groups in California's Media
- FROM BAKKE TO GRUTTER AND BEYOND: ASIAN AMERICANS AND DIVERSITY IN AMERICA. Gee, Harvey // Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights;Spring2004, Vol. 9 Issue 2, preceding p129
The role of Asian Americans in the affirmative action debate and racial stereotypes of them as foreign has demonstrated that a meaningful dialogue about race relations in the United States is much more complex and nuanced. The Asian American experience, and in fact, the unique cultural...
- The Affirmative Backlash. // Chinese American Forum;Apr1995, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p21
The article presents the author's view on affirmative action being given to Asians. Being an Asian woman and included in the minority, the author has been considered as intelligent and talented young woman and was accepted to prestigious universities with scholarships. She had not discovered...
- Sins of admission. Leo, John // U.S. News & World Report;1/27/2003, Vol. 134 Issue 3, p16
Race can legally be a "plus" or a "tipping" factor in close calls on college admissions. That was Justice Lewis Powell's opinion in the Supreme Court's famous 1978 Bakke decision. The University of Michigan set up a preference system so clearly illegal that it was jettisoned soon after one...
- ASNE edits minority goals. Fitzgerald // Editor & Publisher;10/09/99, Vol. 132 Issue 41, p35
Asserts that one of five newspaper newsroom employees should be a minority by 2010, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Failure to meet the year 2000 parity goal; United States newspaper industry's hiring history; Increase in the number of minority supervisors.
- Asian Americans defy "model minority" myth. Kato, Nancy Reiko // Voices of Color;1999, p150
The article comments on how Asian Americans are typecasted as the model minority, hard workers who open the door to success in the U.S. The typecasting is designed to keep workers of all colors fighting among themselves for the approval of the bosses. Asian Americans are held up as examples of...
- A Debate Over Affirmative Action. Ling, Huping // Chinese American Forum;Oct1999, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p33
The article presents a debate over affirmative action as an educational policy. Its establishment is traced from John F. Kennedy's Executive Order 10925 intended to end discrimination in employment. Opposition of many Asian Americans over the policy is reflected by a 1993 poll by the California...
- Council calls on corporations for affirmative action. // Westchester County Business Journal;4/17/95, Vol. 34 Issue 16, p9
Reports that the National Minority Business Council has formed a watchdog group to survey, track and rate American corporations that support affirmative action programs and those that do not. Congress' plan to eliminate affirmative action programs for women- and minority-owned businesses.
- LOSERS. Ramos, Dante // New Republic;10/17/94, Vol. 211 Issue 16, p24
Examines the criteria being used by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in selecting ethnic groups for inclusion to the list of minorities who can make a claim for affirmative action benefits as of October 1994. Alternatives to the criteria used by the Bureau of Census; Discussion on the income...
- 80-20 progress report. // Chinese American Forum;Jan2000, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p43
Focuses on the progress of the 80-20 Initiative which aims to win equal opportunity in workplaces for Asian Americans. Growth of community participation to support the initiative; Significance of the issue in the year 2000 presidential elections.