October 8, 1987 |
White students have a slightly easier time than Asians in gaining admission to the University of California, Berkeley, according to a report issued Wednesday by the state auditor general. However, the study's authors caution that it neither proves nor disproves allegations of anti-Asian bias in UC Berkeley's admissions policies. Asian-American groups said the much-anticipated report did not ease their suspicions that Asian students have to be smarter than whites to enter the Berkeley campus.
September 2, 2001 |
In the indie magazine world, headquarters may be the editor's garage, but the creative freedom can't be beat--and for Giant Robot, following the do-it-yourself muse has also meant publishing success. Hatched seven years ago by a newly minted UCLA grad with no publishing background, the punchy guide to "Asian Pop Culture and Beyond" now has international distribution and devoted followers among academics and hipsters, Asians and non-Asians alike.
March 14, 1996 |
Latinos and Asians will account for more than half the growth in the U.S. population every year for the next half century and beyond, the Census Bureau predicted Wednesday. Also rising fast are those over 50, a group that is growing because the huge baby boom generation is beginning to turn gray and head for the retirement years.
January 18, 1990 |
UC Berkeley, whose admissions decisions regarding Asian-Americans have been scrutinized by the state, faces a federal investigation about possible discrimination against Anglo and Asian applicants, officials announced Wednesday. The U.S.
October 19, 1996 |
A proposed consent decree intended to end a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department would create strong recruiting and hiring goals for women and minorities and would formally strip the department of the power to investigate discrimination claims--a landmark proposal that is stirring spirited debate at City Hall and inside the LAPD.
February 26, 2004 |
Affluent U.S. investors of Asian-Pacific descent tend to be richer, better educated and more willing to take risk than other wealthy people, a new survey said. Spectrem Group of Chicago said its survey of 3,300 affluent households -- those with at least $500,000 of "investable assets" -- found that those who described themselves as Asian-Pacific were "substantially more aggressive" investors than others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1990
Los Angeles City Council members voted Friday to fund the Los Angeles Police Department's Asian task force, which had been threatened with losing its budget allocation. Police officials had warned that the unit would be disbanded this year if the city declined to fund the unit. For the last 14 years, Mayor Tom Bradley and the council had repeatedly turned down equipment and funding requests, forcing the task force to rely on money from the Police Department's general fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2000
Saying he wants to reach out to the county's quarter-million South Asian residents, Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he is forming an advisory council to improve relations between law enforcement and that growing community. The council, led by community member Irshad Haque, will advise the Sheriff's Department on issues of concern to South Asian residents and help Baca recruit South Asian deputies.
August 2, 1996 |
Business ownership by Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, growing twice as fast as the national average, jumped 56% nationwide from 1987 to 1992, and receipts soared by 163%, the Census Bureau said Thursday. California was home to a third of these businesses, more than any other state. Asians and Pacific Islanders owned more than 230,000 businesses here--10.3% of all firms in the state, accounting for 9.2% of receipts.
July 15, 1998 |
Just a year ago, billboards in Malaysia proclaimed "The Future Is Now," and Britain's respected Economist magazine reported that 1 billion--yes, 1 billion--previously poor Asians were entering the middle class. With boom times seemingly destined to roll on, academics and financial experts cast about to find common denominators to explain Asia's extraordinary growth and enhanced living standards--Malaysia's per capita income, for example, jumped from $350 in 1957 to almost $5,000 in 1997.