C.A.C.A. Response to KXL Billboard
October 30, 2013
Larry Wilson, CEO
Bob Proffitt, COO
Scott Mahalick, Program Director
Alpha Broadcasting Program Director
Messrs.' Wilson, Proffitt and Mahalick,
I am writing in response to both the demeaning message displayed on the billboard message that your agency placed at Portland's Old Town Chinatown as well as your response to the outcry among many individuals and groups, including our local affiliate, Chinese American Citizens Alliance-Portland. As the National President of the Alliance (C.A.C.A.), among the nation's oldest civil rights and social advocacy organizations focused on addressing injustices perpetrated upon and inequities that have deprived our citizens of Chinese descent, I would be naïve to think the placement of this phrase from "Full Metal Jacket" wasn't meant to get clever laughs from those who know its origin and context.
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C.A.C.A. Response to Kimmel Skit
October 25, 2013
Mr. Paul Lee
ABC Entertainment Group
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521-4589
Dear Mr. Lee
As the National President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.), among the nation's oldest civil rights and social advocacy organizations focused on addressing injustices perpetrated upon and inequities that have deprived our citizens of Chinese descent, I wholeheartedly join other prominent leaders and organizations to express very serious concerns about the October 16th airing of the late night, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which featured a skit titled "Kid's Table." By now you are aware of the segment where Kimmel questions a multi-ethnic group of children on how the U.S., on the heels of the government shutdown, should pay back the debt owed to China to which Braxton (very young, Caucasian boy) responds that the U.S. should "Kill Everyone in China."
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C.A.C.A. Commemorates 50th Anniversary of "I Have a Dream" March
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance celebrates with all Americans in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s watershed “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, DC. Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Dr. King led a march of over a quarter million people to peacefully protest and call for greater attention and action to the country’s need to address economic and employment disparities, discrimination, voting irregularities, racism and violence perpetrated upon minorities.
A Successful 52nd Biennial Convention in Oakland, California —
"Bridge to the Future" August 7 to 10, 2013
Delegates and Participants ( photo by Roland Hui)
Oakland, California – Grand President Carolyn Chan opened the convention with a warm welcome to the delegates and friends, "Our family reunion is a time to reflect and plan our future, while enjoying some wonderful social activities." She also extended a heartfelt appreciation to Oakland Lodge for their tireless efforts and warm hospitality in making the 52nd Biennial National Convention one of the best ever!