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Asian Fortune and Asian American Chamber Host MEGA Diversity Job Fair 2014 at Virginia International University

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Twenty eight companies and organizations took part in the Mega Diversity Job Fair on October 9th, 2014 at the Village Drive campus of Virginia International University located in the heart of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. The event showcased big names like Wells Fargo, Verizon, iTech, FedEx, Synchronisys, Hollywood Casino, FEMA, Tapestry Solutions, Manassas City Public Schools, Techligent, U.S. Department of …

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Gala Highlights Japanese-Americans’ Heritage, Contributions to Diversity

Norman Mineta, former Cabinet Member for both Presidents
George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke at the JACL Gala

By Devika Koppikar As a young man, Bill Imada didn’t want to identify as a Japanese American. “I wanted to be white,” said Imada. But on October 9, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)  recognized him for not only his leadership in the Asian American community, but also for promoting diversity in the media field.  Imada was one of four …

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Diverse Workplaces of the DC Metro Area

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In a Forbes study conducted in 2011, 85 percent of the global enterprises surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace. There are many reasons for companies to adopt more diverse hiring practices today. But diverse workplaces are often more than just hiring different people – it also means retaining those people and …

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Workplace Discrimination Based On Names

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By Derek Mong Shakespeare once wrote: “What’s in a name?”  Apparently, if you’re a minority in America’s workplaces, a name can mean the difference between the opportunity for success and rejection. A study from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in the early 2000’s studied the effects of names as a proxy for race or ethnicity on the …

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Nina Davuluri is America’s Future

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By Andrew Lam Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to hold the title of Miss America and it should be something for all Americans to celebrate. Her story, after all, is one of the more optimistic news about immigration in recent times. Alas, it’s a victory marred by waves of racist backlash in social media. Davuluri is called a “terrorist,” …

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Translating Cultural Diversity into Global Opportunities

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By Lily Qi We often hear public leaders say “our diversity is our strength,” which has become somewhat a cliché over the years. While I don’t doubt their sincerity in believing what they say, I wonder how many truly understand what it means to have a large, diverse, and global population in their communities. This past weekend, I attended the …

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Asian American Unity: What is It?

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By Janelle Wong The hallmark of the Asian American community is diversity. We are made up of people who hail from distinct nations and places, we encompass many religious traditions, we speak a plethora of languages, and we represent a vast array of cultural practices and migration histories. Given these and many other distinctions that cross-cut our community, what binds …

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