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It is incumbent to speak out for the Asian American Tigress, as they seem to be under attack by street thugs. The street thuggery is one component in a larger attack against rising Asian American influence by an amorphous hooded elite, whom I shall politely describe as Ne’er Do Wells (NDWs).
Whenever a group pokes its head above the cultural warfare trenches that we all live in, that group takes flak, and that’s what began to happen in 2020 and 2021.
Tigress personalities are as diverse as any other group, but since 1965, they have blossomed as a cultural force in America, deciding how much they will integrate and which family traditions they will honor.
In the past 25 years, Asian American athletes have brought home medals and trophies in sports. As they compete and then are interviewed by the press, I love to watch how poised and emotionally intelligent they often are, being “ready for prime time”.
They honor America with their resilience. (Other minority groups do, too, but I’m keeping this article short.)
I’ve known a few Tigresses at universities as focused and whipsmart students and post docs.
At one time, a modest Vietnamese American Tigress was possibly the best graphics design artist in a certain industrial complex, and was able to design publications with statistics, graphs and open information in such a way that you would actually want to thumb through it leisurely at the dentist’s office. Her uncluttered page layout designs were beautiful and inviting. Transcendent stuff. Won awards.
In some way maybe that’s what the NDWs are afraid of… An uncluttered vision of an America of opportunities brought to us by millions of our gifted, innovative American immigrants and the adult grandchildren of immigrants.
Do the NDWs quake in their Louboutins at the mere thought of national unity, or the unleashed warp drive potential of a nation indivisible?
Erica P. Wissinger, editor
From Financial Samurai,”The U.S. Asian population grew 72% between 2000 and 2015 (from 11.9 million to 20.4 million), the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group. As a result, more and more corporations, universities, think tanks, and politicians are trying to figure out how to best address the growing needs and tastes of Asian Americans.
“The average income for Asian Americans is among the highest in America. For 2021, the median Asian American household income is roughly $80,000 compared to the median overall U.S. household in America of roughly $64,000.
“Asian Americans make up roughly 5.6 percent of the total American population as of 2021. The largest ethnic groups represented in the census were Chinese (3.79 million), Filipino (3.41 million), Indian (3.18 million), Vietnamese (1.73 million), Korean (1.7 million), and Japanese (1.3 million).”
Enjoy this video featuring Peanut Louie Harper, tennis champion, philanthropist and children’s author. After learning the game with her four siblings on the public courts of San Francisco, Peanut Harper went on to a succesful 16 year career as a pro tennis player. She and her husband are giving back to the community with the Harper for Kids foundation.
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In a rare moment of Washington bipartisanship, Biden Signed the Anti Asian Hate Crime Bill, in May 2021.
November 15, 2021: Maryland Governor Hogan (R) announces initiatives to combat rising anti Asian hate crimes.
Caption: Robert K. Hur, former U.S. attorney for Maryland, headed the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup appointed by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) to make recommendations for responding to rising anti-Asian hate crimes and bias incidents. Photo from the Executive Office of the Governor.
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