W H A T ' S N E W
Often our past history dictates the present-day actions to
accomplish where we want to be in the future.
fought during the Civil
San Francisco didn't allow Japanese/Korean/Chinese
children to attend public schools,
racially offensive comic strip in the New
Santa Ana's (located in California's Orange County) Chinatown
was burned down without NO ONE BEING CONVICTED,
women were recruited to serve in the Army's
Air Force as "Air WAC's,"
you know who dedicated her life to political activism,
participating in issues such as nuclear disarmament, Japanese
American redress and reparations, and international prisoners'
rights. and had a friendship with Malcolm X? This person
out who was the first Asian American (Asian Indian) to
have been elected to Congress from a mainland state (Dahlip
Singh Saund) who stated "There is no room in the United
States of America for second-class citizenship" and
you know that there was a Chinese "Schindler's List?"
Feng Shan Ho helped many Jews escape the Nazis by
issuing them visas to China and was honored for saving
the lives of more than 200,000 European Jews!
killing of 15 years old Penny
Chang by a 21 years old White male!
This section's purpose is to provide:
to discover more about the dreams of US Asians / Asian Pacific
our reasons for our fears and our hope for our future and
little known historical information that are not often illustrated
in today's books
ARTIST OF MAY 2000:
Anna May Wong - this early pioneer suffered
many of the same problems that still exists today - ironically.
Despite working at major film studios, appearing in featured
roles with renown actors of the day, etc. - she had to go to
Europe to receive roles that were more than menial and often
in the Media - Read Dan Mayeda's words on East
West Players' participation in providing proper representation
of Asian Pacific Americans and other ethnic minorities.
FEATURED EVENT IN HISTORY:
Murder of Vincent Chin - Within this
article, information of subjective racial hatred and ignorance
caused the senseless murder of a Chinese American who was
mistakenly identified as a Japanese National by some White
males. As a result of the times, Vincent Chin was stalked
and killed in this high-profiled hate crime.