This is a statement provided to me on March 2. I’m posting it late, but thanks to APAP for the support!
The board of Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, a national network of progressive Asian Pacific Americans, has voted to denounce views expressed in Kenneth Eng’s column in the February 23rd edition Asianweek. In addition, the board also voted to support the work of the Asian American Justice Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the Equal Justice Society, Japanese American Citizens League and the Organization of Chinese Americans.
According to board member Nina Ahmad of Philadelphia, “It is so disheartening to have things like this happen. However, it only reaffirms our organization’s commitment to building coalition with other communities.”
Recognizing Asianweek’s longtime commitment and service to the APA community, we are confident they will do the right thing.