Producer 1990 Institute Overview America has been represented as an open society that welcomes immigrants to a land of opportunities. Many immigrants from Asia came to find a better life for their family, escaping from poverty, prosecution, colonialism, and other … Continued
Producer 1990 Institute Overview Journey through the treacherous and brave path of the Asian Americans who came to the U.S. before us. At times, arriving freely and by choice. At times, arriving forcibly; coerced; out of necessity. And for decades, … Continued
Producer 1990 Institute Overview Who was Bruce Lee? Trailblazing film star, martial arts icon, or popular philosopher? Taken all together, he was the master of influence long before it became common to discuss influencers in today’s digital world. Considered the … Continued
Producer 1990 Institute Overview Marvel’s Shang-Chi with its Asian American superhero is an important film for Asian American representation. But is this really a cultural watershed moment or more of a marketing opportunity to ensure profit for Disney’s shareholders? Could … Continued
Lesson plans on Asian American civil rights issues for grades K-12
The name of the DOJ/FBI/CIA policy “China Initiative” is itself a form of “racial profiling”.
Lesson Summary: Students will learn about the much unknown history of racism against Asian Americans, what Asian Americans have had to endure and how the current perceptions of Asian Americans have manifested. Through reflection, critical thinking and much needed discussion, … Continued
Nearly 80% of Asian Americans say that they do not feel respected and are discriminated against in the U.S.
“We need to make sure that our community is educated so that they know what their rights are” – John C. Yang
“I’ve heard from so many individuals who are afraid of pursuing a career in science or academia because they fear being falsely accused of spying and being racially profiled simply because they are Chinese” – Congresswoman Judy Chu