Opposition to Syrian refugees reveals a familiar pattern

Hao-Nhien Vu is a Voice of OC columnist in Little Saigon who covers politics and culture and was known for his popular blog, The Bolsavik. In this week’s column he draws a comparison between the experience of Vietnamese refugees arrival in the U.S. with European resistance to resettling Syrian refugees.

Are Lawsuits Always the Answer to Equal Representation?

Garden Grove’s Vietnamese Americans have made significant inroads on the City Council, but the city hasn’t yet elected its first Latino despite Latinos making up 37 percent of the population. Is this something a Voting Rights Act lawsuit can fix, or does the issue run deeper?