Experts Exchange
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Phone: 310 825 2974
Fax: 310 206 9844
contact: Prof. Russell C. Leong
Prof. David K. Yoo
Mission of the
U.S./China Media
and Communications
Program at UCLA

Our mission is to create, promote, and disseminate a more balanced understanding of the interrelationship of the countries, peoples, and cultures of the United States and China through the tools of mass communication and public education.

Four strategic areas make up the U.S.-China Media and Communications Program, housed at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Experts Exchange: Stewart Kwoh
Stewart Kwoh
President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California

Stewart Kwoh is the President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC). APALC is the largest and most diverse legal assistance and civil rights organization targeting Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. APALC provides services for over 15,000 individuals per year including those who seek to become U.S. citizens and who seek relief from domestic violence or cutoffs from government benefits, as well as represents victims of hate violence and workers who are exploited by sweatshops.

In 1998, Stewart Kwoh was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, the first Asian American attorney and human rights activist to receive this award.

 

Will Anti-Chinese Sentiment in the U.S. Lead to more Vincent Chins?


[keywords: xenophobia, anti-Chinese attitudes, APALC, racial profiling, discrimination, justice]

The increasing anti-Chinese, and anti-China attitudes in the U.S. are not new. Are these xenophobic attitudes a result of racially biased reporting and racial profiling by the mainstream media--or does mainstream media merely reflect the skewed state of American society today?

Let's take a lesson from recent American history, from a pivotal event that galvanized the Asian American community into action and ultimately led me to establish the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) of Southern California in 1983. The mission of APALC is to protect and extend the legal and human rights of all peoples.

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