Latest News for: Asian languages


Why did Vietnamese voters in Orange County swing toward Trump in 2020?

Orange County Register 07 Mar 2021
While Asian American ... You learn to speak the language and you become successful,’” Diep recalls ... So, he added, older Vietnamese Americans did not see Trump’s language as affecting them, even though the national rise in anti-Asian hate crimes has included Vietnamese Americans.

Oregon lawmakers mull bill to put race on voter registration

The Oregonian 06 Mar 2021
SALEMState lawmakers in Oregon are considering a bill that would give residents the option of providing their racial identity, ethnicity and language preference when registering to vote ... providing race, ethnicity, and preferred language information be available in each manner.

Raya and the Last Dragon Introduces Disney’s First Southeast Asian Princess. Advocates Say Hollywood Representation ...

Time Magazine 06 Mar 2021
“When we say ‘Asian,’ it’s a huge grouping of people, of cultures, of history, of language,” says Jonathan Castanien, another co-founder and co-producing artistic leader at The Sống Collective, as he speaks about the type of nuanced storytelling he seeks.

Some SFUSD families prefer distance learning

San Francisco Examiner 06 Mar 2021
About 80 percent of white families, 62 percent of non-English learners, and 83 percent of students in Korean language pathways have indicated they would return in-person ... But distance learning isn’t working well for his family and they are worried about the boy’s language development, socialization and lack of structure.

Column: Stockton study shows that universal basic income can be life-changing

The Los Angeles Times 06 Mar 2021
Poverty is not the result of individual bad decisions; it’s the result of policies that keep people down ... Advertisement ... Business ... Gen ... The city is diverse — 27.6% Latino, 19.3% non-Hispanic white, about 11.5% Black and 22% Asian; the five most common languages spoken in the study group other than English are Spanish, Tagalog, Laotian, Hmong and Khmer.

Groups demand Lake County judge in Ohio apologize for using ‘racist’ term for coronavirus in bar association newsletter

Cleveland 05 Mar 2021
Many of the groups called on O’Donnell to apologize and meet with representatives from the Asian community and others to discuss the rise in anti-Asian discrimination and violence fueled by similarly caustic language used by political leaders and public figures ... The Asian American ...

‘I am an American, too’: Violence sparks new grief, reckoning for Asian Americans

Sandhills Express 05 Mar 2021
Some lawmakers and advocates, however, believe this represents a tiny fraction of the total in any given year — as many victims in Asian American communities may not report crimes due to distrust of the government or language barriers.

Feature: Chinese animators help Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" soar 05 Mar 2021
... by Southeast Asian culture ... "For Asians, sharing food with people is very important." ... Tong mentioned other cultural differences, like how Asians use body language and honorary titles to show respect for their elders and proper behavior in their spiritual places like temples.

Covid-19: Vaccinated NHS staff numbers vary across England

BBC News 05 Mar 2021
Leon Ghulam, the Hampshire trust's black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workforce lead, said language barriers were one reason why some staff, including Eastern Europeans, were hesitant to have the vaccine. A video in several languages has been shared with staff to reassure them.

Gwinnett elections director is stepping down

Atlanta Journal 05 Mar 2021
Gwinnett County elections director Kristi Royston is resigning her position. Royston, who has been in the role since Sept. 2019, said in a resignation letter that she would be going to work for a commercial printer that prints ballots ... The county is also considering translating some voting information into Asian languages, like Korean and Vietnamese.

As schools reopen, Asian American students are missing from classrooms

Democratic Underground 04 Mar 2021
It's happening among weary Filipino nurses in Queens, Hmong refugee families in Minneapolis and in Silicon Valley's Asian American community ... In reality, many Asian communities face the same kinds of challenges that hold back Black and Latino students, including poverty, language barriers and under-resourced schools.

Meet the TV Journalists Leading Coverage of the Rise in Anti-Asian Violence

The Wrap 04 Mar 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, more than 3,000 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a reporting center that tracks hate, violence, harassment and discrimination targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ... [Asians] are very reluctant to be public.

Shootings Continue to Soar in NYC, Other Crimes Drop

Hamodia 04 Mar 2021
... there has been a particular surge in crimes against Asians going back to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the virus having originated in China. The NYPD last year created a dedicated Asian Hate Crimes Task Force comprised of officers who speak various Asian languages.