asian-americans

Essay: I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I’m Not Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin is a good basketball player, but also on the shortlist of famous Asians invoked in racist taunts.

When Linsanity Happened

Linsanity reverberates today. We look back on it — the good, the bad and the gaffes — on the eve of Jeremy Lin's return to New York as a member of the Nets.
Alex Tizon, Filipino-American Reporter and Memoirist, Dies at 57

Alex Tizon, Filipino-American Reporter and Memoirist, Dies at 57

Alex Tizon at a workshop in 1991. He shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for articles on a housing program for Native Americans.

‘Everyone Has a Price’: Readers React to Passenger Removed from United Flight

Thousands of New York Times readers reacted to an article about a United Airlines passenger who was forcibly removed from a flight.
Corner Office: Leila Janah on Knowing When to Let Go

Corner Office: Leila Janah on Knowing When to Let Go

Leila Janah, founder and chief executive of Samasource and LXMI, urges entrepreneurs to stop taking things personally.
2 Asian-American Actors Leave ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Amid Reports of Unequal Pay

2 Asian-American Actors Leave ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Amid Reports of Unequal Pay

Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim in an episode of “Hawaii Five-0.”
Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

The Department of Justice in Washington. In a statement, the department sought to play down its recruitment of Civil Rights Division lawyers.
Overweight Asian-Americans Are Seen as More ‘American,’ Study Finds

Overweight Asian-Americans Are Seen as More ‘American,’ Study Finds

A new study finds a link between obesity and perceptions of American identity.
Overweight Asian-Americans Are Seen as More ‘American,’ Study Finds

Overweight Asian-Americans Are Seen as More ‘American,’ Study Finds

A new study finds a link between obesity and perceptions of American identity.

The History of Affirmative Action

In the latest case involving affirmative action, the Justice Department is going to investigate possible discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions.

The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans

Jeannie Suk Gersen writes about affirmative action, race, and the college-application process, focussing on Asian-American students and Harvard.

A Short Film About the Color and Darkness of the Immigrant Experience

Joshua Rothman writes about Joey Ally’s short film “Joy Joy Nails,” which follows a group of Asian-American manicurists working in a nail salon.
Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

The American-Chinese restaurant is, like the diner and the mom-and-pop restaurant, a cornerstone of the American dining vernacular. Here, the interior of White Bear, which opened in 1989 in Flushing,

The “Inscrutable” Voices of Asian-Anglophone Fiction

Jane Hu on Weike Wang’s début novel, “Chemistry,” and Asian-Anglophone writers’ use of first-person narrators to play with tropes of Asian impersonality.
He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Edward Blum, who is challenging affirmative action at Harvard and other universities, at his home in South Thomaston, Me.
He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Edward Blum, who is challenging affirmative action at Harvard and other universities, at his home in South Thomaston, Me.