31 December 2009
30 December 2009
Meanwhile, mean-faced, clipped-hair liberal twitters and bloggers express glee! Outrageous!
25 December 2009
The Fairbank Report's associate editor, Mr. Bian-lian Huang, mused that given the inability or unwillingness on the part of the authorities in Philadelphia to address the on-going attacks against Chinese and Asian students, perhaps the time is ripe to petition China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) to intervene.
"Given the continuing outrages committed against the Asian communities in South Philadelphia, it now appears that these acts of thuggery have tacit political support. It, therefore, is not unreasonable to ask the world's bravest army to intervene on humanitarian grounds." Mr. Huang noted that his is a personal comment and does not reflect the viewpoint of this Fairbank Report.
12.06.2009asian students boycotting south philly high
On Friday, school district officials met with Asian students and community leaders to address the assaults, and announced new measures -- including patrolling and counseling -- that would be implemented to prevent further violence: South Philly High students meet with officials after attacks.
I don't know about you, but I don't find these new measures all that comforting. And apparently neither do the students who attended Friday's meeting. With their concerns still unaddressed, dozens of students have committed to boycotting South Philadelphia High School this week.
Instead, the students will be spending a week working and studying on their own, as well as meeting with community and district leaders. They will meet at a Chinatown location during school hours. Student leaders have requested that police and school district officials respect students' ability to travel during this time:
Statement by Wei Chen, president, South Philadelphia High School Chinese American Student AssociationCan you blame these students for taking refuge elsewhere? Many of these students actually moved to the United States from Asia for a chance at a better education, only to find themselves under constant threat of violence. It's absolutely ridiculous that it's come to this, that a school cannot protect its own students.
It is our opinion that South Philadelphia High School is still not a safe place for us. Because we are Asian immigrants, we are targeted. We have been working with the school a long time, but still the school has failed to provide a concrete plan to address our safety inside and outside the building.
We remain very upset with some staff members who are unresponsive to our concerns. We have been saying repeatedly that the security team has problems, but the School District still has not responded to our concerns. One staff person even slept through our meeting last Friday.
Because of that we will not return to South Philadelphia High School this week. Instead, we are going to meet in our community to figure out some real solutions of our own. Dozens of students have already committed to meeting during school hours. We ask the police and school district to recognize what we're doing and respect our ability to travel between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
We invite concerned students from all races to contact us if you want to join.
Wei Chen, president
South Philadelphia High School Chinese-American Student Association
I am still completely baffled by the school district's insistence that these attacks are not racially motivated. How is this possible? So they're saying that every kid that's been on the receiving end of an attack just happens to be Asian? And the attacks are totally at random? You've got to be kidding me.
Students have put out a call for assistance for Mandarin and Vietnamese translators and for contributions to help pay for the cost of transportation as well as meals during the walkout. Contributions may be sent to Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (215-922-6056) or Asian Americans United (215-925-1538).
Still, this is only a temporary action. I suggest keeping the pressure on the school district, as well as the greater Philadelphia community, by utilizing the contact information below. Even you aren't local, it will demonstrate that this issue is getting national attention, and the students are drawing support from even further out than just Philadelphia. Contact:
Comprehensive High School Regional Sueprintendent
The School District of Philadelphia
3133 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Here's contact information for South Philadelphia High School:
South Philadelphia High School
2101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19148
Here's general contact information for the school district:
The School District of Philadelphia
440 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
Here contact info for the school board and the mayor:
School Reform Commission
Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, Commissioners Robert Archie, Johnny Irizarry, Joseph Dworetzky, David Girard-DiCarlo, and Denise Armbrister.
Emails (cc all of them): firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Michael Nutter
cc: email@example.com (City Ed Secretary), firstname.lastname@example.org
He considers himself an education mayor, and it would be good for him to know that this problem has reached concerned folks from all over the country.
Finally, letters to the editor are helpful as well:
300 words max, please sign with name, full address, email and a reachable phone number (not for publication) - but they will call you on that number and require you to verify your letter - and, if you wish, an email that you would allow to be printed.
Philadelphia Daily News
Usually shorter, 200 words, same thing as above for signing.
Philadelphia Public School Noteboook
OUTRAGE: GHETTO THUGS ATTACKED ASIAN HONORS STUDENTS! "CIVIL RIGHTS" LEADERS SILENT ON THE ATTACK!!!
Source: Associated Press
26 Asian High School Students Attacked
Police Have Not Yet Made Arrests
PHILADELPHIA - More than two dozen Chinese-American students at South Philadelphia High School say they were attacked this week in school and off of school property.
Now, officials have added more security at the school, located at Broad Street and Snyder Avenue, and they're promising zero tolerance.
A heavy police presence was evident as officials denounced the violence that saw 26 students attacked and 10 students suspended for the fights. Several students were treated at the hospital after the attacks.
Officials say they've been working with the Asian-American community and other groups at the school over the past year to try and quell some of the hostility. They say violence is down over 50 percent from last year.
South Philadelphia High School says they will continue to have tight security and hold an open dialogue with students and their parents as they try to avoid any further violence.
Police have not made any arrests, but officials said they will seek to have any students involved in the attacks prosecuted.
Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser said the students are living in fear and afraid to go back to school, even with the additional security measures.
James Golden is the chief safety executive for the Philadelphia School District. He says there have been strenuous efforts to improve race relations and cultural awareness and a positive learning environment previals.
But Xu Lin of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation disputes that. He says his efforts to facilitate community meetings and cultural training at the school have been largely ignored.
South Philadelphia High School is 70 percent black and 18 percent Asian. It serves mostly low-income neighborhoods south of downtown and has been labeled "persistently dangerous" by the state.
19 December 2009
THE LATINIZATION OF THIS ONCE MIGHTY REPUBLIC ASSURES THE DEMISE OF THE UNITED STATES AS A CONSEQUENTIAL POWER. CHARACTERISTICS OF LATINIZATION INCLUDE:
- LOW ACHIEVEMENTS
- HIGH BIRTH RATES
- TOUCHY-FEELY PUBLIC POLICIES
- EROSION OF THE MIDDLE CLASS IN FAVOR OF A SMALL ELITE CLASS AND A MASSIVE CLASS OF LAZY, WHINING BUMS
- HIGH OBESITY RATES
- LARGE GOVERNMENT
- SI, SE PUEDE
- CHICKENS AND GOATS IN THE MIDDLE OF LOS ANGELES
02 December 2009
Can't you tell that your humble associate editor has recently been dumped by a hot Korean chick?!