Top 10 Moments of 2012

For this blog’s 100th post, I will be counting down the top 10 moments of 2012 for Asian Americans

10. US Olympic Swimmer Nathan Adrian wins Gold for his 100 m swim at London 2012 which he also won the Golden Goggles

 9. Paul Qui becomes the second Asian American to win Top Chef and wins the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest

8. Susan Choi is given the James Beard Journalism Profile Award for her article “The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz” published in Food and Wine Magazine 

7. Kyla Ross along with her fellow US gymnasts of the Fierce Five wins gold medal in Team Performance

6. The Mindy Project makes its debut!

5. President Obama nominates first Asian American Lesbian Federal Judge

Senate panel advances  first lesbian Asian American judge

4.  Kal Penn, co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign,  delivered a fired up speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

3. November 2012 election reigns in historic majority house representations of women and minorities for the Democratic party including 7 Asian Americans


2. Also, the 2012 election mobilized a higher voter turnout of Asian Americans than in 2008 with 73 percent of their votes to re-elect President Obama, the highest percentage ever of Asian American vote for any single candidate 

1. Hawaii elects the first Asian American woman, Mazie Hirono to the U.S Senate

Racial Inequality in Journalism

Racial Inequality in Journalism

93% of American journalists are White…mostly men.

Asian Americans only make up:
4.2% of journalists who write about the economy
5.3% of journalists who write about social issues
4.2% of journalists who write about foreign policy
and only 1% of journalists who write about immigration

7.3% of The Los Angeles Times articles are written by Asian Americans whereas 90.3% of the articles are written by Whites.

4.1% of the Boston Globe articles are written by Asian Americans whereas 95.2% of the articles are written by Whites

1.7% of the New York Times articles are written by Asian Americans whereas 92.8% of the articles are written by Whites
and the most SHOCKING…

100% of articles written in the San Francisco Chronicle are by white journalists

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What’s going On?

LA News Anchor, David Ono honored at Asian American Journalists Association for his documentary “Witness: American Heroes”

California’s Central Valley School District and civil rights group have struck a deal to benefit young English language learners of immigrant families

Grace Meng raises $1 million in her quest to become the first Asian American to represent New York in Congress

Suzy Khimm discusses on which illegal immigrants benefit from Obama’s deportation relief

The Center For American Progress report that Asian American women earn 20.3 percent less than Asian American men