Speakers talked about how the two groups worked together in the civil and LGBTQ rights movements, the challenges Asian and African immigrants face, and the violence the police have executed on both Asian and Black communities.
Public pronouncements about effort to expand MWBE assistance didn’t mention the 1.2 million-member population group.
The project has been controversial from the beginning. But some think it would boost the local economy and create 20,000 jobs for residents.
A Trump presidency and persistent incidents of anti-Asian sentiment are disturbing. But this author is appeased by the footsteps of the Year of Rooster and its prophetic messages.
Christopher Kui and Lydia Tom |
‘These early battles at the intersection of race and housing within the Asian-American community are identical to those fought by other minority and immigrant groups.’
Nearly 15 percent of public-school students are Asian yet fewer than 6 percent of teachers are. With growing evidence that students benefit from seeing teachers who share their background, there are calls for more effort to address barriers both cultural and practical.
New York’s Asian community was under-represented in the stop-and-frisk numbers under Mayor Bloomberg, and many of its leaders were skeptical about the program’s roll-back under Mayor de Blasio. A Chinese-language columnist asks whether that community is wary of a crime spike.