Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Should Mark Wahlberg Be Pardoned for 1988 Assault? - NBC News.com

Asian Americans respond to Mark Wahlberg's application for pardon and 1988 court documents say race did have something to do with it. My article for NBC News Asian America.
But his assault conviction was accompanied by another, for contempt for court. That stemmed from a series of attacks he committed two years earlier, chasing and hurling rocks and racial epithets at African-American school children. A court prohibited him from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating anyone because of race or national origin; the 1988 investigation found him in violation of the order, meaning the court believed race did play a role in the attacks on Lam and Trinh.
Should Mark Wahlberg Be Pardoned for 1988 Assault? - NBC News.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

Asian-American Activists Attack Anti-Discrimination Suits - NBC News.com

from Emil Guillermo for NBC News Asian America, quoting Cynthia Liu of K12 News Network and Jenn Fang of Reappropriate

Asian-American Activists Attack Anti-Discrimination Suits - NBC News.com

Friday, December 5, 2014

Eric Garner Case Resonates Among Asian Americans - NBC News

my article for NBC News Asian America
"While we do not experience racism in the exact same way as Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans," said Minneapolis-based poet and activist Bao Phi, "I think we should look at cases of state-sanctioned violence and police brutality against Asian Americans, Fong Lee being one example, to engage our communities."
Eric Garner Case Resonates Among Asian Americans - NBC News