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U.S. Politics

NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on U.S. politics and policy and its impact on everyday lives. For more information on NAM's U.S. policy coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org

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Los Angeles Boycotts Arizona

La Opinin, May 12, 2010

The city of Los Angeles agreed yesterday to declare a boycott against the state of Arizona, reports La Opinin.

Immigrant Crime Wave a Myth

La Opinin, May 11, 2010

The main argument behind Arizonas new law, SB 1070, is that the states presumed crime wave is linked to undocumented immigrants.

california education

Our Education Needs Are California's Needs

New America Media, Commentary, Jolene Rodriguez, May 11, 2010

tudents of color, low-income students and immigrant students make up 70% of Californias schools and will form the majority of high school dropouts. Jolene Rodriguez, a junior at a Long Beach high school, speaks up for students of color and worries about the future of California.

Kagans Affirmative Action Achilles' Heel

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 10, 2010

The nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court could put the issue of affirmative action back in the national spotlight. During Kagan's tenure as dean of Harvard University Law School, 23 of the 29 new hires were white men.

African Americans Raise Voices Against Arizona Law

Phxsoul.com, News Report , DaVaun Sanders, May 10, 2010

Response to the new legislation, including a march on the state Capitol on Wednesday, has made one thing evident for Valley Hispanics opposing the lawthey do not stand alone.

California's Kids Fall Deeper into Poverty, Homelessness

New America Media, News Report , Viji Sundaram, May 10, 2010

The effects of the economic recession are engulfing an ever-wider population of California's children, with analysts predicting that 27 percent of all kids will soon be living in families with incomes at the poverty level. Hunger and homelessness have become a daily fact of life for children across the state.

Counting SRO Residents in SF Chinatown Tests Census

New America Media, Video, Vivian Po , May 09, 2010

For the U.S. Census, San Franciscos Chinatown has been one of the most under-counted areas in the city because of the large number of single-room-occupancy hotels (SROs). But this year, with outreach efforts by the city, community organizations, ethnic media and schools, Chinatown has a relatively high census participation rate. NAM staff reporter/videographer Vivian Po looks at the challenges.

Poll: Arizona Latinos Oppose New Law

La Opinin, May 08, 2010

A survey of Latino voters in Arizona conducted by Latino Decisions, in collaboration with Arizona State University, found that 70 percent expressed "strong" opposition and another 11 percent said they had "some opposition" to SB 1070.

I Was Not a Victim of Age Discrimination at Work (Not)

The Unsilent Generation, Commentary, James Ridgeway, May 07, 2010

When I was fired by the new owners of the Village Voice in 2006, after working there for 30 years, it had nothing to do with age discrimination. At least, thats what the official documents say.

Asian Americans Join Fight Against Arizona Law

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, May 07, 2010

Asian-American civil rights groups are gearing up to challenge Arizonas new anti-immigration law, joining Latino and civil liberties organizations that oppose it.

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