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Failing Predictions in Pursuit of Proportional Representation: Assuring Asian American Voter Strength in San Francisco through § 2 Litigation

by Felicia Sze

This article explores alternate ways for Asian Americans, whose communities are largely politically nascent and immigrant-constitutive, to solidify their strength as a voting block. The author aims to...

Profiling Culture: An Examination of Korean American Gangbangers in Southern California

by Daniel Ahn

This article aims to bring the issue of Korean American gang warfare to prominence, noting the dearth of scholarly literature on Asian American gang violence and that the issue of violence in the Kore...

Asian American Access to the Vote: The Language Assistance Provisions (Section 203) of the Voting Rights Act and Beyond

by Glenn D. Magpantay

This article summarizes the mandates and evaluates the effectiveness of Section 203, or the Language Assistance Provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which requires oral language assistance and transla...

The Asian American Closet

by Jean Shin

This article examines the idea of an Asian American “closet,” or the idea that Asian Americans can take steps to conceal their minority status in order to gain more acceptance in mainstream society. S...

Asian Americans and the Dismantling of Affirmative Action in California

by Harvey Gee

This article, a review of Silence at Boalt Hall: The Dismantling of Affirmative Action, examines the impact of Proposition 209, which banned the consideration of race and ethnicity in public school ad...

Brief of Amici Curiae National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, et al., in Support of Respondents in Barbara Grutter, Petitioner, v. Lee Bollinger, et al., Respondents on Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

by National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium ("NAPALC") is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to advance the legal and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans. NA...

In re World War II Era Japanese Forced Labor Litigation and Obstacles to International Human Rights Claims in U.S. Courts

by John Haberstroh

This article brings to prominence the struggles of Chinese and Korean victims of Japan's forced labor camps during World War II. It narrates these victims' historical struggles in fighting for redress...

Flying while Brown: Federal Civil Rights Remedies to Post-9/11 Airline Racial Profiling of South Asians

by Charu A. Chandrasekhar

This article exposes commercial airlines' flagrant racial profiling of South Asians in the aftermath of 9/11, even in the face of mandates issued by the Department of Transportation banning racial pro...

Cultural Politics of Redress: Reassessing the Meaning of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 after 9/11

by Victor Bascara

The Congress recognizes that, as described in the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, a grave injustice was done to both citizens and permanent residents aliens of Japanese a...

Mendez v. Westminster: Asian-Latino Coalition Triumphant?

by Toni Robinson and Greg Robinson

This article historically examines the 1946 victory of Mendez v. Westminster, a court decision that led to the overturning of segregation in California and acted as a precursor for Brown v. Board of E...

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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