Asian Americans face dual challenges: Surging unemployment and racism
A new study from UCLA reports that since the start of the pandemic, 83 percent of the Asian American labor force with high school degrees or lower has filed unemployment insurance claims in California — the state with the highest population of Asian Americans — compared to 37 percent of the rest of the state’s labor force with the same level of education.
At the same time, new research shows that discrimination against Asian Americans is surging. More than 2,300 Asian Americans had reported bias incidents as of July 15, according to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, or A3PCON, which hosts the self-reporting tool Stop AAPI Hate.
The UCLA report, published last week, examined the impacts of the coronavirus on the Asian American labor force in California. It revealed that disadvantaged Asians working in service industries have been “severely impacted.”
Researcher Paul Ong, who worked on the report, said that beyond pervasive service industry struggles, he believes people are abandoning Asian establishments because of biases.
“This is why racializing COVID-19 as ‘the China virus’ has profound societal repercussions. We have seen this in the increase in verbal and physical attacks on Asians and in material ways in terms of joblessness and business failures,” he said in an interview.
Source: NBC News
Canon Issues Statement Regarding Overheating Concerns With New EOS R5 and R6 Cameras When Video Recording
In the statement, Canon said that the R5’s combination of high resolution, high video frame rate, high bit rate, and usage of the full width of the sensor all create a lot of heat. In order to combat this, the company used a magnesium alloy body to help dissipate internally generated heat, along with an “overheat control” function for reducing any heat generation while the camera is in standby mode. In addition to these features, the company also clarified that they decided not to install a fan in the R5 because it would have increased its size and weight and compromised its weather resistance.
Saranac Lake High School Valedictorian Francine “Frannie” Newman Speaks Out On Racism From Students AND Teachers in Speech
- “Adults in my life have played just as large a role in reinforcing my self-loathing as kids have,” she added. “In third grade, I was given to the wrong parent at the end of a field trip, because the parent was Asian, with the excuse, ‘You all just look the same.’ In eighth grade a classmate was asked by the teacher, ‘In this room, who is going to get into college first?’ and was forced to choose Jackson and myself, seeing as we were the ethnic minorities.
- Newman added that she felt held back by her ethnicity in future accomplishments.
- “We were told that we were lucky to not be white, even though in that moment I would have given anything to blend in with the rest of the class, and would have given anything to think that my future accomplishments would be based on merit and not on race.”
R.A. the Rugged Man – Wondering (How To Believe) (Official Music Video) ft. David Myles
R.A. The Rugged Man presents the official music video for “Wondering (How To Believe)”, the latest single from his new album “All My Heroes Are Dead”. Featuring singer David Myles, the song is a heartfelt display of vivid, powerful storytelling, addressing abuse, addiction, and loss. “All My Heroes Are Dead” is now available worldwide.
2021 Venice Biennale Postponed to 2022
The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, formerly scheduled for 2021, has been postponed to the following year. The international art show’s next iteration will now run for seven months, from April 23 to November 27, 2022, overlapping with the 15th edition of the contemporary art quinquennial Documenta in Kassel, Germany.
Cecilia Alemani, chief curator of New York City’s High Line, was tapped to curate the 59th Biennale. Among the confirmed names for the show so far are the multimedia artist Stan Douglas for the Canadian Pavilion; Latifa Echakhch for the Swiss Pavilion; and Zineb Sedira, the first artist of Algerian descent to represent France at the biennial.
The Fujinon 14.5-45mm T2.0 Premier PL Zoom Lens is listed at $99,000 on Adorama
The Fujinon 14.5-45mm T2.0 Premier PL Zoom Lens is made for Super 35mm format film and digital cinema cameras and it will render an ultra-wide to normal angle-of-view. The 14.5-45mm lens comes from Fujinon’s Premier PL family of zoom lenses, which share a 136mm front barrel diameter, a 280deg. focus barrel rotation, gear placement and comparable size and weight. It is designed to enable quick lens changes and provide excellent color and optical quality.
Oklahoma Christian University Recruiter Cedric Sunray fired after lining up high school students by skin color, hair texture
Eleventh grade students at Harding Charter Preparatory High School told KFOR-TV the recruiter from Oklahoma Christian University visited Monday and, during a gathering at the gym, first asked them to line up from darkest to lightest skin. After dispersing that line, he had them stand based on their hair.
“He told us to line up nappiest hair in the back and straightest hair in the front,’’ junior student Rio Brown said in an interview with the Oklahoma City station.
Source: USA Today
New Food Regulations in Chile
New food regulations require explicit labeling (black octagonal seals saying High in Sugar, Calories, Sodium, or Saturated Fat) and limit the marketing of sugary foods to children (no cartoon mascots).