Asian American Life: February 2016

Asian American Life: February 2016

Correspondent Minnie Roh gives us the latest update on the backlash surrounding the deal to provide reparations to the Korean sex slave victims of World War II. Protests have been staged all across the world, including here in New York. Exclusive interviews with one of the comfort women Lee Ok-Sun who shares her personal story and struggles, and Phyllis Kim, Director of the Korean American Forum of California who represents many of the victims.

One of the top Supreme Court cases to watch this year is Abigail Fisher vs. The University of Texas, which raises the issue of affirmative action and does it keep qualified applicants from getting into elite schools based on race.  How will the justices’ decisions affect Asian American admission into the Ivy Leagues? Reporter Paul Lin has an in-depth report and interviews legal scholars and educational experts.

In March, thousands of middle school students will learn of their fate as they wait for word on admission into New York’s elite public high schools. Tested is a documentary that examines high stakes testing and reporter Kyung Yoon gives the latest on this competitive process.
(Taped: 01/15/2016)

Ernabel Demillo is the host of Asian American Life, a monthly half hour series about the fastest-growing immigrant group in the country, focusing on Asian Americans in the tri-state area from over 40 countries who speak more than 150 different languages and dialects. Every month, an Asian enclave and neighborhood within the tristate area is featured. Cutting edge issues like racial profiling and stereotyping are examined and explored. Successful Asian Americans who are forging new identities in business, politics and the arts are also be profiled. Asian American Life is reaching new frontiers in the quest for understanding and acknowledgment among tri-state Asian Americans.

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