NYT: Asians surpass Hispanics as Biggest Wave of Immigrants
Elsewhere in this blog, I posted the msnbc.com report that according to the Pew Research Center, Asians are happier than the general public. The New York Times apparently ignored that part of the report and focused on Asians surpassing Hispanics, pointing to immigration enforcement and declining Mexican birth rates as possible reasons. Are the finding of this latest study good news or bad news for Asians? What can we anticipate from these statistics showing Asian Americans to be the largest growing immigrant group in the USA today?
LA Times: House Apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Acts
On June 18, the US House of Representatives approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress, expressing regret for passing discriminatory legislation targeting Chinese immigrants. The resolution expressly stated that nothing in it should be construed as a call for reparations.
“We must finally and formally acknowledge these ugly laws that were incompatible with America’s founding principles,” [stated Rep. Chu.] “By doing so, we will acknowledge that discrimination has no place in our society.”
ABA Reports Just Over Half of 2011 Class Found F/T Jobs
As another class of young lawyers graduates, the ABA releases employment figures showing that only 55% of the class of 2011 secured full-time legal employment. Law school continues to prove to be not such a great educational investment. And the article does not offer any light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck to all the job seekers out there. Try to take advantage of networking opportunities offered by bar associations – whether or not you are currently employed. You never know where those contacts might lead you.
Survey says Asian Americans are Happiest
This morning, I received a link to the above article on msnbc.com reporting on the findings of a Pew Research Center survey indicating that, compared with the general population, Asian Americans are more satisfied with their lives and the nation’s direction.
Do you agree with the findings? Do the survey results paint too rosy a picture? Do they help perpetuate the Model Minority Myth? Please share your thoughts and comments.