“Anchor Babies” The Derogatory Term Used by Jeb Bush is In Hurricane

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2016년 대선 공화당 후보중에서 가장 유력한 젭 부시는 지금 말을 잘못해서 큰 곤욕을 치르고 있다. 단지 곤욕을 치르고 있는 것뿐만아니라, 그는 이번 말 실수로  아시안 투표권자들에게 크게 반감을 사고 있다.  소위 아시안 이민자들에 대해 “Anchor Babies( 서류미비 이민자들이 미국으로 건너와 아이를 출산하므로서 자동적으로 시민권을 받는 것을 지칭함) ” 라고  지칭한 그의 표현은 아시안들을 향한 모욕이다. 이에 한인 단체들을 비롯한 한인 인권 단체들이 그의 이러한 인종차별적인 표현에 대해  한 목소리로 이에  항의하는 성명서를 채택하여 맞설 예정이다.

나카섹도 예외는 아니다. NAKASEC( 윤대중 )을 비롯한 관련 단체,KRCC(Korean American Resource 7 Cultural Center, 최인혜) KRCC ( Korean Resource Center, 선제니)들은 서로 연합하여 젭 부시의 아시안 인종 차별적 표현에 대해 항의하고 시정을 요구했다.

성명서에서 나카섹과 관련단체들은 한 목소리로 ” 이민자들은 이제까지 미국을 역동적이며 풍요로운 나라를 만드는데 기여해왔다. …어떤 경우에도 이민법 개정을 피해갈 수는 없다. 이민법 개정안을 슬기롭게, 진정성있게 잘 해결해 나갈 수 있게 대화를 통해서 해결해 나가야 한다고 믿는다. 우리는 이민자의 인권을 존중하는 강력한 지도자를 원한다.  더 밝은 내일을 향해 전진할 수 있는 진정한 지도자를 원한다.” 라고 말했다.

젭 부시의 “앵커 베이비스” 라는 오명으로 아시안을 대하는 태도는 바람직 하지 않다. 아시안은 자신들의 나라에서 생활 자금을 가지고 와서 미국을 먹여 살리는데 이바지 했고,  부지런하고 뛰어난 재능과 교육열로 미국을 성장시키는 원동력이 되어 왔다고 나카섹의 윤대중 대표는 말했다.

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AREAA’s 2014 Annual Party Brings Vision and Holiday Cheer

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On December 7, 2014, the AREAA (Asian Real Estate of America Association) DC Metro Chapter held its annual holiday party at the Grand Atrium in Vienna, Virginia.

This Holiday party was sponsored by Wells Fargo, Citi Bank, Strategic National Title Group.

Mark A. Grant (Citi Bank) explained Citi has been a national supporter of AREAA for many years, and stated that AREAA is an excellent organization that balances professionalism, networking, and friendship.

John P. Lin (President of AREAA DC, CapStar Commercial Realty) congratulated the members on their dedication to their occupation and AREAA. The real estate market has yet to fully recover from 2007, and those involved in real estate have had difficulty thriving under such harsh economic conditions, even those based in the DC-Northern Virginia-Maryland areas. In the last year and a half, the organization saw a doubling in membership, which showed its importance for those in real estate.

According to Mr. Choi (NVAR and AREAA Board of Directors) AREAA hopes to reach out and support humanitarian NGOs, provide more educational sessions for members, and plans for a productive 2015.

Anne Thai (Associate Broker, Westgate Realty Group) is  the chair for the event planning ,the treasurer for AREAA DC Metro Chapter and organized this Holiday party.

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AREAA DC Chapter Successfully Hosts the 2014 Leadership Conference in Tysons Corner

 

 

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On November 21, 2014, AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) held an “Education Foundation and a Leadership Enhancement Program” at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner for more than 115 members of AREAA in the greater Washington DC area. Stone gate Mortgage, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and AREAA sponsored the event. Mark Grant, Vice President of Business Development of Citibank and Cynthia McGee, Vice President of Principal Relationship of Wells Fargo showed up to the event to show support. They are in charge of development in residential efforts. The event lasted the entire day, and finished with a reception.

AREAA focused on enhancing leadership qualities of realtors through the creation of “leadership brand and communicating with confidence.” Many of the attendees agreed that it would help them in all aspects of life, not just within client-realtor relationship. Tuyet Bui of Westgate Realty Group, Inc., stated that the leadership methods would effect how she handles day-to-day activities as well as her dealings with customers. Cuvator H. Armstrong of SILVA International Realty, explained that the event was opened to members of all race and culture, and that its openness was one of the best qualities of AREAA, as it welcomes anyone of all backgrounds to be a member.

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As Asian-American populations continue to grow in number and prominence in the area, it is becoming more important to understand the impact of culture on purchase behavior and its application in real estate purchase.

Linda Akutagawa, the President and CEO of Leap, Inc. (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.) was the presenter. She emphasized the importance of becoming aware of other cultures, understanding different values from these cultures, and bridging any possible gap results in allowing positive impact to surface, and bring about self awareness, allowing the individual to become a better leader. She stated from the analysis of demographic data, and current addresses of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, that as of 2010, 4.7% of the US workforce were of Asian-American descent, and by 2018, this number is expected to increase to 5.6%. Asian-American buying power in the United States is expected to increase by 571.9% by 2015.

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders only made up about 2.66% of the total 1,213 board seats of Fortune 100 Corporations between 2011 and 2012. Around 31% of them are women. Furthermore, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders made up about 4.05% of the total 1,086 Board seats in top foundations, both profit and non-profit. This number is also expected to see an increase, however. This all translates to a broader profit and stronger buying power for the Asian-American sector, but it is important to understand that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders cannot be treated like a typical buyer group.

Because Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander group is one of the fastest growing workforce in the U.S., it is important to increase the leadership pool to contribute back to the community that created such success, whether it be time, talent, or even funds. By producing leaders, success can continuously be guaranteed.

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The leadership education and enhancement programs further focused on encouraging AREAA members to become more active leaders, and focused on making a difference, helping a cause important to them, strengthening the community, practicing leadership skills, networking, and promoting personal enrichment as community leader.

In a brief interview, Moon Y. Choi of REMAX Presidential, an AREAA DC Chapter member, explained that the event was a great learning opportunity that taught better customer service as well as a vision of leadership within the community.

Anne Thai of AREAA DC Chapter promised that more events such as the Leadership Conference is in plan.

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Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) count GOP’s grade card

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June 11, 2014, All AAPI representatives gathered to raise their voices to the 435 Congressmen at the 234 Cannon House Building in DC.

As  minorities, All the representatives of AAPI came from different nationalities to assert their status as immigrants, to pursue their “American Dream,” as well as the ability to live with their families.

APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO), JACL (Japanese American Civil league), NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium) and the former OCA were there to urge this matter to the House representatives.

The AAPI representatives announced to the House Representatives that AAPI will evaluate House Representatives based on their records in the Congressional history about Immigration Reform issues and will inform to their constituents.

According to national score card, the lowest score is 59% out of 100%. For example, in the state of Virginia, who got the lowest score of 59% are Rep. Robert J. Wittman (R-1), Robert William Goodlatte (R-6), Rep. Scott E. Rigell (R-2), and Robert Hurt (R-5).

AAPI representatives plan to keep scoring the House Representatives based on their support or withdrawal of immigration support.

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