Janelle Wong is an Associate Professor of American Studies and the Director of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Her research focuses on race, immigration, and political mobilization. Dr. Wong is the author of Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is currently working on a book about the impact Asian American and Latino evangelical Christians will have on the traditional conservative Christian movement and immigrant political participation. Recently, PRRI had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Wong in depth about some of the 2014 American Values Survey’s findings on Asian Americans.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Target is facing a lawsuit thanks to a written reminder to managers that not all Hispanic employees wear sombreros and dance salsa.
The New York Mets were all set to host a Native American Heritage Day July 25, but everything changed when planners realized the date coincided with the team’s home game against the Atlanta Braves. Concerned the Braves would take the celebration as a protest against their name and signature Tomahawk Chop, the Mets cancelled most of the day’s events.
In continuing the data-driven conversation about the future of the GOP, Michael Tomasky argues that the party may not be able to count on robust support from white working-class Americans in the future.
Definitely check out Michael Landy’s new exhibit at the National Gallery, which aims to turn martyrdom into art.
Saved the best for last today, Buzz fans: Brazilian instructors are teaching English to young students by having them correct celebrity tweets (consider Paris Hilton #schooled).