Politics Archive

1970s Asian-American Activists Highlighted in New Exhibition

1970s Asian-American Activists Highlighted in New Exhibition

Explore the movement’s roots as Asian Americans fought for an identity.

By Justin McCraw
Media Recaps: Week of 8/19/12

Media Recaps: Week of 8/19/12

California congressional candidate Jay Chen opens a third office and raises excitement for Asian and minority voters, in this week’s Media Recaps.

By David Ka Wai Pan
Record Number of AAPI Running for Congress

Record Number of AAPI Running for Congress

A record 30 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are running for Congress, according to the Asian Pacific Institute of Congressional Studies, the majority of who are Democrat: https://www.examiner.com/article/record-number-of-asian-americans-running-for-u-s-congress

By Justin McCraw
Obama Nominates Lesbian Judge

Obama Nominates Lesbian Judge

President Barack Obama Friday nominated Pamela Ki Mai Chen to the New York district court, making her the first lesbian Asian-American judge appointed to the U.S. District Court: http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2012/08/03/obama-nominates-first-asian-american-lesbian-federal-judge/

By Justin McCraw
First Asian-American Appointed Nevada Federal Judge

First Asian-American Appointed Nevada Federal Judge

Miranda Du, who was nominated by President Barack Obama, is the first Asian American to sit as a federal judge in Nevada: http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Reno_Lawyer_Becomes_First_Asian-American_144727925.html

By Justin McCraw
President Obama Names Asian American to World Bank

President Obama Names Asian American to World Bank

President Barack Obama nominated President Jim Yong Kim of Dartsmouth College to lead the World Bank, making him the first Asian-American to head the position: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/23/bloomberg_articlesM1C9R96S972B01-M1D0Z.DTL

By Justin McCraw