Archives for 2021

Asian Americans seek greater political power after shootings

WASHINGTON — Speaking on the floor of the Georgia state Senate recently, Michelle Au implored her colleagues to “stand up” to the hatred aimed at Asian Americans that’s increased during the pandemic. A day later, a gunman shook the Atlanta area by killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent. For Au, who joined […]

S.F. school board votes to remove Collins as VP in wake of 2016 tweets that demeaned Asian Americans

The San Francisco Board of Education on March 25 in a vote of no confidence agreed to remove Commissioner Alison Collins from her role as vice president of the board a week after derogatory Twitter comments she made about Asian Americans resurfaced. During a special board meeting, commissioners voted 5-2 on the resolution to remove […]

Professor honored for decades championing diversity in journalism

Jon Funabiki wins service award from Northern California chapter of Society of Professional Journalists For five decades, San Francisco State University Professor Jon Funabiki has defended journalists and their work. To offer thanks and appreciation, the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will give him its Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Funabiki […]

Calif. adopts first statewide ethnic studies curriculum

As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism, the California State Board of Education on March 18 approved the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools, saying the teaching of discrimination and oppression has never been more important. After an eight-hour public meeting March 18 board members voted […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: Each meeting in our life is (a) once in the lifetime chance

人(Jin) means “person.” This character represents the shape of a person. 生 (Sei) means “life.” The bottom lines indicate the ground and the top lines indicate sprouts. 一 (Ichi) means “one.” This represents one finger. 期 (Go) means “term or time.” The left side represents boxes stacked on top of each other and the right […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: On hopeful and precarious developments

Since the last year has been so terrible, I haven’t written a regular column in a while. Rather than complain about things, I decided to keep quiet. But we’ve had several positive and hopeful events, the first being the election of President Joe Biden and the very narrow victory of Democrats in Congress, which was […]

Harusame salad (Japanese glass noodle salad) 春雨サラダ

Japanese glass noodle salad (harusame salad) is light, refreshing, low calorie and so flavorful, with a savory and tangy sesame soy vinaigrette. Japanese glass noodle salad, or what we call harusame salad (春雨サラダ) in Japan, is known as a Chinese-style (中華風) salad due to the Chinese origin of glass noodles and the use of sesame […]

Biden, Harris offer solace, denounce racism in Atlanta visit

ATLANTA — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on March 19, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. Addressing the nation after a roughly […]

Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in NYC is arrested

NEW YORK — A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago was arrested on charges including felony assault as a hate crime for attacking an Asian American woman near New York City’s Times Square, police said early March 31. Police said Brandon Elliot, 38, is the man seen on video kicking and […]

Asian woman fights off attacker on San Francisco street

SAN FRANCISCO — A 76-year-old woman from China who fought back against a man who punched her on a downtown San Francisco street corner said the unprovoked attack left her scared and traumatized. Her alleged assailant was arrested March 18. Xiao Zhen Xie told KPIX-TV in a tearful interview she was waiting to cross a […]

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