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April 9, 1999
After five generations in the United States, Japanese Americans are no longer the country's largest Asian group, having dropped to third, behind Chinese and Filipinos, in the 1990 census. Still, among people of Asian ancestry, Japanese Americans enjoy the highest representation in politics, government and the upper echelons of academia and the corporate world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1999
After five generations in the United States, Japanese Americans are no longer the country's largest Asian group, having dropped to third, behind Chinese and Filipinos, in the 1990 census. Still, among people of Asian ancestry, Japanese Americans enjoy the highest representation in politics, government and the upper echelons of academia and the corporate world.
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BOOKS
February 3, 2002 | ISHMAEL REED
Six years ago, Robert S. Boynton in the Atlantic Monthly nominated a group of new black intellectuals whom he hailed for going beyond race to look at the "commonality of American concern." Yet if race were placed in the background of their work, none of the writers and thinkers he mentioned would be in business. Americans are fascinated with race, and so it is inevitable that merely placing the word "nigger" on the cover of a book guarantees controversy and book sales.
NEWS
September 6, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Marie-Agnes Combesque, a tireless campaigner against racism, arrived at her apartment building here recently, she found police on a random hunt for terrorists, demanding identity papers from all the Arab-looking residents. Combesque, being white, walked through without receiving a second glance. But it wasn't the injustice outside her door that inspired this French writer's strongest passions.
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