Hansi Lo Wang http://wcqs.org en Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant' http://wcqs.org/post/wanted-barneys-new-york-anti-profiling-consultant The luxury retailer Barneys New York is hiring.<p>WANTED: an "anti-profiling consultant."<p>The hire is just one part of Barneys' new settlement with the New York state attorney general's office, as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/11/339641172/barneys-agrees-to-settlement-over-racial-profiling-allegations" target="_blank">The Two-Way reported</a> this week.<p>The state launched a nine-month investigation after <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=241903939" target="_blank">two African-American customers claimed they were racially profiled</a> and f Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 22221 at http://wcqs.org Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant' Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief http://wcqs.org/post/uncertainty-stalls-recruiting-efforts-deportation-relief Next week marks the second anniversary of the start of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It allows young immigrants — those who were brought to the U.S. illegally before turning 16 — to avoid deportation and get a work permit for two years.<p>But the program is not being used as widely as you might expect. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 21871 at http://wcqs.org Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen http://wcqs.org/post/james-shigeta-led-way-asian-american-lovers-screen <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU_tjTkccHM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNaxQ9CWX1Q</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 21692 at http://wcqs.org James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change http://wcqs.org/post/washingtons-training-camp-fans-are-split-name-change Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/18/323351064/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-a-symbolic-victory-for-critics" target="_blank">trademark registrations for its name were revoked</a>.<p>In June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. And earlier this month, U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 21382 at http://wcqs.org At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots http://wcqs.org/post/new-yorks-night-birmingham-horror-sparked-summer-riots It was called "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1964/07/20/violence-flares-again-in-harlem.html?_r=0" target="_blank">New York's night of Birmingham horror</a>."<p>Just over two weeks after the <a href="http://apps.npr.org/behind-the-civil-rights-act/#/annotations" target="_blank">landmark Civil Rights Act</a> was signed into law in 1964, violence erupted in the streets of New York City, lasting a total of six nights. It was the first in a series of riots that would come to define the later years of the 1960s civil rights movement. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 21051 at http://wcqs.org New York's 'Night Of Birmingham Horror' Sparked A Summer Of Riots 'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones' http://wcqs.org/post/without-tommy-theres-no-ramones Punk rock music has lost one of its earliest pioneers.<p>Tommy Ramone <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/12/330893277/tommy-ramone-last-original-member-of-the-ramones-dies-at-62">died of cancer on Friday</a> at his home in Queens, N.Y. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 20766 at http://wcqs.org 'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones' Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children http://wcqs.org/post/language-barriers-pose-challenges-mayan-migrant-children Among the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have come from Central America this year are children who speak little or no Spanish. Many are from Guatemala's indigenous communities, who speak more than 20 different Mayan languages.<p>Rafael Domingo, 16, grew up in Guatemala speaking Q'anjob'al, sometimes referred to as Kanjobal. The youngest son of a single mother, he rode a bus, walked for miles and crossed a river before he was stopped at the Texas border.<p>"It was so difficult to come to this country," Domingo says through an interpreter.<p>His journey in the U.S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 20225 at http://wcqs.org Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children Wave Of Guatemalan Migrant Children Presents Unique Challenges http://wcqs.org/post/wave-guatemalan-migrant-children-presents-unique-challenges President Obama issued a warning this week to any parents in Mexico and Central America considering allowing their children to cross the U.S. border alone.<p>"Do not send your children to the borders," <a href="https://gma.yahoo.com/obama-warns-central-americans-not-send-children-borders-020057500--abc-news-topstories.html" target="_blank">he told ABC News</a>. "If they do make it, they'll get sent back. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 20060 at http://wcqs.org Wave Of Guatemalan Migrant Children Presents Unique Challenges The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before http://wcqs.org/post/map-native-american-tribes-youve-never-seen Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 19895 at http://wcqs.org The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight http://wcqs.org/post/redskins-cancelled-tradmarks-spell-symbolic-victory-critics Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins. Today's ruling determined the football teams trademark name is disparaging to Native Americans and unfit for federal registration. But as Hansi Lo Wang of NPR's Code Switch team reports, the team still owns the Redskins name and can continue to use it.<p>HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: Let's be clear. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 19611 at http://wcqs.org