President Appoints Tony West as Asst. Attorney General, Civil Division

President Barack Obama yesterday announced his nomination of Morrison & Foerster partner Tony West to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. “I am grateful to have these distinguished individuals joining my administration, and I have the greatest confidence that their service will meet the highest standards of … Continue reading President Appoints Tony West as Asst. Attorney General, Civil Division

San Francisco Democratic Party condemns AsianWeek for printing hate speech

Last night, the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee passed a resolution condemning AsianWeek. The resolution was offered by Speaker Pelosi's representative to the Committee and passed by voice vote. The resolution reads as follows: "WHEREAS the hateful views expressed in Kenneth Eng's column published in the February 23rd edition of Asian Week must not … Continue reading San Francisco Democratic Party condemns AsianWeek for printing hate speech

Asian American Advertising Federation – 3AF

Responding to the recent furor over a racist column titled "Why I Hate Blacks" which appeared in the February 23 edition of the San Francisco publication AsianWeek, the multicultural advertising industry trade group - The Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) - announced that it strongly, and unequivocally condemns the opinions of the column. Noting that … Continue reading Asian American Advertising Federation – 3AF

Center for Asian American Media Speaks Out

The Center for Asian American Media does not support AsianWeek’s publication of Kenneth Eng’s article “Why I Hate Blacks” in its February 23rd edition. We join the growing coalition of Asian American and civil rights organizations in asking AsianWeek to take journalistic responsibility for printing these racist statements by taking appropriate action.

APALA Denounces Hateful Views in AsianWeek Column

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Feb. 28 denounced the hateful views expressed by Kenneth Eng in his column published by AsianWeek in its February 23rd edition. "Eng's article is offensive and objectionable," said Maria Somma, President of APALA. "There should be no place in America for this kind of bigotry. We want to tell … Continue reading APALA Denounces Hateful Views in AsianWeek Column

Silicon Valley API Leaders Express Dismay At Racist Remarks Printed In Asianweek

The Asian Pacific Islander Justice Coalition of the Silicon Valley (APIJC) strongly condemns AsianWeek’s decision to print Kenneth Eng’s column “Why I Hate Blacks” in its February 23rd edition. APIJC joins the Asian American Justice Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, Asian American … Continue reading Silicon Valley API Leaders Express Dismay At Racist Remarks Printed In Asianweek