Asian-American groups weigh in on state redistricting process

April 16th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Asian-American groups are pleased with Illinois Senate approval of a constitutional amendment to change a redistricting process that has split the community’s political power. But they haven’t stopped their advocacy yet. Group representatives had testified Monday in Springfield  before the State Senate Redistricting Committee, which  passed the proposed measure Monday, and the full Senate approved […]

Asian Americans Reluctant to Stand Up for Immigration Issues

December 4th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

From Asian Americans Reluctant to Stand Up for Immigration Issues: NEW YORK – The Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston recently released a study showing that many Asian Americans pay close attention to immigration issues but few of them are willing to stand up and do advocacy work. According to […]


September 25th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’m in Oakland for the CR10 conference.  We flew in a day early and it was nice to have some time to chill before being at the conference and to get to think about the content of the dialog that Decarcerate Monroe County is participating in at the conference.  I went running this morning around […]

Sports, Race, and Imagination

August 20th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | 2 Comments

I came across this article in the New York Times, A Country Feels a Hurdler’s Pain, and was at first surprised that there would be such a reaction to one runner being unable to compete.  It made more sense when I read further in the article and read this quote by the runner, China’s Liu […]

Race in America III

April 16th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

I finally found this article that I read in the Indiana Daily Student last week about a talk that I didn’t get to attend by  Cathy Bao Bean, a Chinese American author.  I found the quoted comments pretty frustrating. From the article Author encourages people to ‘lighten up’ about multi-culturalism: Bean said it was difficult […]

Media check for the week of November 25, 2007

November 27th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

Last night, I watched a movie called Saving Face. It was your traditional rom-com in the sense that it had both an interrupted wedding and an airport scene. However, the characters were Chinese-American and the primary love stories were between two young women and an older woman and a younger man. Link I heard a […]