Archives for October 2016

Filipina Anchor Elaine Quijano, first Asian American debate moderator, gets high marks for VP match

Many in the Twittersphere are giving Elaine Quijano an “A.” The Filipino American veteran journalist made history as the first Asian American, first digital anchor and youngest moderator in decades, of a national debate. Twitter users are commending her moderation of the just-concluded U.S. Vice Presidential debate, citing she asked substantive questions and held her […]

Labor Dept. files lawsuit accusing Silicon Valley data company of hiring bias

The U.S. Department of Labor filed an administrative lawsuit against Palantir Technologies Inc. Sept. 26, accusing the Palo Alto-based data analysis company of discriminating against Asians who wanted to work on the company’s $340 million worth of government contracts. The complaint was filed with the department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, which functions as a […]

Asian American organizations demand apology from Fox News for ‘racist’ segment

The Asian American Journalists Association issued a statement Oct. 5 demanding an apology from Fox News for a segment on Chinese American voters. The Oct. 3 segment of “Watters’ World” on “The O’Reilly Factor”  “was billed as a report on Chinese Americans’ views on the U.S. presidential election but it was rife with racist stereotypes, […]

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