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‘He’s the kind of person who leads by example’: General Electric researcher HP Wang dies at 75

  • General Electric researcher Dr. Hsin-Pang Wang died from colon cancer on Sept. 6. He was 75.
  • “He was really like a father and uncle to a lot of people,” Jennifer Zhao, executive director of the International Center of the Capital Region, told the Times Union. “He’s the kind of person who leads by example.”
  • Born in Nanjing, China, in 1946, Wang and his family moved to Taiwan in 1949. He studied at National Cheng Kung University before moving to the United States to study mechanical engineering at the University of Florida in 1970.
  • He met his partner, Ting-Ting, at the University of Florida and got married in 1973. The couple then relocated to Albany, New York, in 1976, the same year Wang started his 34-year career at General Electric Global Research.
  • During those years, Wang reportedly held more than 100 patents and invented several technologies, including a breakthrough invention that improves gas turbine efficiency for power generation and helps to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • In 1997, Wang founded General Electric’s Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF). He also served as the president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Albany-Mohawk Chapter and the president of the 80-20 Educational Foundation’s Board of Donors.

General Electric researcher Dr. Hsin-Pang Wang, described by many of his colleagues as an altruistic leader and visionary, has died at 75.

Wang, also known as HP Wang, died on Sept. 6 from colon cancer, according to his obituary.

Asian and Black patients in England wait longer for cancer diagnoses than white patients, study finds

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  • Based on an analysis of 126,000 cancer cases in England between 2006 and 2016, Asian and Black people are forced to wait longer for cancer diagnoses than white people.
  • Funded by Cancer Research UK and conducted by the University of Exeter and the Guardian, the review covered the four most common cancers: lung, breast, prostate and colorectal, as well as three commonly diagnosed in ethnic minorities: esophagogastric, myeloma and ovarian.
  • In general, the median time for a white person to get diagnosed after first presenting symptoms to a general practitioner (GP) was 55 days. Asian people had to wait 60 days, while Black people had to wait 61 days.
  • The median wait time for white people to get a diagnosis for esophagogastric cancer was 53 days, while for Asian people it was 100 days, a wait time six weeks longer.
  • The median wait time for white people to get a diagnosis for myeloma was 93 days, while for Black people it was 127 days.

A recent analysis of the National Health Service’s database has revealed that Asian and Black people in England are forced to wait longer for cancer diagnoses than white people. 

Based on the NHS data review conducted by the University of Exeter and The Guardian, minority ethnic patients had to wait an extra six weeks to get diagnosed.

Short kings, rise and grind: Study says 5’6″ men need to earn $175,000 more a year to be as desirable as 6’ men

  • Finance influencer Vivian, popularly known as “Your Rich BFF,” broke down a study on online dating that found men who are 5 feet 6 inches must earn an additional $175,000 per year on average to be seen as desirable as men who are 6 feet, with the number being even higher for Asian men.
  • In the clip posted to her Instagram account on Friday, Vivian began by asking, “How much is six inches worth?”
  • Referring to a study conducted by the University of Chicago in 2006 titled “What Makes You Click? — Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating,” Vivian noted the trade-offs between height and income.
  • The number increases with shorter heights, with men who are 5 feet, for example, needing to make an additional $317,000 in income.
  • Also included in the study are the income-ethnicity trade offs, which shows that for equal chances with a white woman as a white man, an Asian man has to make on average a whopping $247,000 in additional annual income.

Finance influencer Vivian broke down a study on online dating that found shorter men must earn more per year to be seen as desirable as taller men, with the number being even higher for Asian men. 

In the clip posted to her Instagram account on Friday, Vivian, better known by her online handle “Your Rich BFF,” begins by asking, “How much is six inches worth?”

13 Asian and Asian American artists who wowed Coachella 2022 with their dazzling ‘fits

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  • Coachella wouldn’t be what it is without influencers going all out for the yearly festival.
  • Akin to the Met Gala for social media’s most famous, the event has also inspired a number of fun, festive looks from the crowd, shot perfectly for the ‘gram.

From surprise reunions to historic moments in Asian excellence, Coachella 2022 will be a festival to remember. On top of the amazing performances and viral clips, our favorite celebrities of Asian descent wowed festivalgoers and fans alike with dazzling accessories, daring makeup looks and more. 

Of course, Coachella wouldn’t be what it is without influencers going all out for the yearly festival. Akin to the Met Gala for social media’s most famous, the event has also inspired a number of fun, festive looks from the crowd, shot perfectly for the ‘gram.

‘It’s time to retire’: Beloved Asian grocery store in Salt Lake City closes after 23 years

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  • Southeast Market, which specializes in Asian food and goods, is closing after 23 years of business.
  • The Salt Lake City-based store offered Chinese and Vietnamese goods in its early days but expanded to provide other Asian products through the years.
  • Amid an ongoing pandemic, the owners noted that it had been “a difficult two years.”
  • The store will hold a clearance sale on Saturday and Sunday with all items marked 40% off.

A beloved Asian grocery store in Salt Lake City is closing its doors after 23 years of service.

Southeast Market, located at 422 E. 900 South, has been a staple in the Liberty Wells neighborhood since 1997, offering goods from a variety of Asian cuisines and cultures.

NYPD looking for man who hit Asian subway rider with hammer after they bumped into each other

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  • A 29-year-old Asian man was struck in the head with a hammer allegedly after bumping into his unnamed attacker at a Chelsea subway platform.
  • The incident occurred at the 7th Avenue and West 14th Street station on the 1/2/3 line at around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now looking for the attacker; however, the investigating NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has purportedly confirmed the incident was not racially motivated.
  • The attacker is described to be around 30 years old and roughly 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slim build. They were also described as wearing a purple wig, purple lipstick, a red and white jacket, red and white sneakers, blue jeans and carrying a tote bag.
  • This attack comes just two days after another unidentified Asian man, 41, was allegedly slashed across his face with a razor blade on the J train.

An Asian man was struck in the head with a hammer while standing on a subway platform in New York City on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on the 7th Avenue and West 14th Street station on the 1/2/3 line in Chelsea at around 9:15 p.m. 

‘Married at First Sight’ bride left in tears after new husband admits he’s not attracted to Asian women

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  • An Asian participant on “Married At First Sight Australia” was devastated after learning that her new husband matched with her by the reality show was not attracted to her.
  • Contestants on the show couple up blindly and engage in an unofficial commitment ceremony upon meeting in person for the first time.
  • The 32-year-old hairdresser Selina Chhaur and 30-year-old swim coach Cody Bromley met and “wed” in the third episode of the popular reality show before Bromley admitted later on that his “lack of interest” was likely “due to [Chhaur’s] nationality and look.”

A participant on “Married At First Sight Australia” was left in tears after her new husband matched with her by the reality show revealed that he was not attracted to her because she is Asian.

Selina Chhaur and Cody Bromley, who met and “wed” in the current season’s third episode (aired on Feb. 2) of the popular reality show, had an emotional fallout during the “Confessions Week” special in the eighth episode, which aired on Feb. 9, reported News.com.au

10-year-old girl who attended Utah school district that ignored racial bullying dies by suicide

Utah Student Isabella “Izzy” Faith Tichenor

Editor’s note: This article discusses suicide. If you or people you know are at risk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour support at 1-800-273-8255.

A Black fifth grader with autism has died by suicide after reportedly suffering harassment while attending a Utah school district that garnered scrutiny for ignoring the long-term bullying experienced by its Black and Asian student body.

Washington School District Says Asians Aren’t ‘Students of Color’, Now Counted With White Students

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A school district in Washington has sparked controversy after excluding Asians from a category that denoted “students of color” in a performance report.

North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS), which oversees 22 schools and some 16,000 students, instead lumped Asian and White students together, hoping that it would boost the growth rate of underperforming groups.

Actor Calls Out ‘The Umbrella Academy’ and ‘The Boys’ for Using ‘Silent Asian’ Cliché

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Actor Jimmy Wong has called out several popular streaming shows for perpetuating the “Silent Asian” trope.  

Least favorite acting thing I’ve noticed during pandemic binge watching: incredibly sexy and good looking Asian actors playing characters with barely ANY dialogue because it’s supposed to be… mysterious? pic.twitter.com/tn3uoTd8vf

Our Generation Will Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic Because of Our Immigrant Roots

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Although things may seem bleak at the moment, we can take refuge in acknowledging the strength that comes from our immigrant roots.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are dying, unemployment rates have skyrocketed, and the Asian community has been used as a scapegoat for anger and hatred. The reality is, everyone is experiencing this crisis, needless to say in different intensities, however, it is completely and utterly out of our control. And that right there, is what feels so universally uncomfortable.