Vol. 6, No. 1: Summer, 1982 Preview

Here is what’s inside this Edition:

Editorial – Are Middle Easterners Asian Americans?

Recently, we have witnessed waves of immigrants from the Middle East. The experiences of these people in the United States are similar to that of Asian Pacific Americans.

 

The Hyphen

Although the discussion over the use of the hyphen between Asian and American has occurred many times before, we at the Asian American Studies Center feel that is important to reiterate our position.

 

Center to Establish Community Advisory Board

Since the Fall of 1981, the Student/community Projects component of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been looking into the feasibility of establishing a community board to advise the Center on research projects and other activities related to the contemporary Asian Pacific community.

 

Census Nonsense

“Misinforming people by the use of statistical material might be called statistical manipulation; in a word (though not a very good one), statisticulation,” is an appropriate quote from Darrell Huff’s How to Lie with Statistics.

 

National Directory of Asian American Studies

As reported in the Winter 1982 issue of Cross Currents, the Student/Community Projects unit of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center continues its work towards the completion of a national directory of Asian American studies.

 

Master of Arts Program at UCLA

One of the least known and acknowledge components under the auspice of UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center is the Master of Arts Degree program in Asian American Studies, which is now in its sixth year.

 

Philippine Extradition Treaty

Since President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines in 1972, frequent concern has been raised regarding human rights violations in that country.

 

Community Directory Update

In the Fall of 1980, the Asian American Studies Center published a directory of Asian/Pacific community organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area.

 

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