Friday, November 6, 2009
A Noble Issue
October was Nobel Prize month and an amidst the Physics Nobel Laureates was an Asian American, Professor Charles Kuen Kao, who was the chief honoree. Being that he was awarded 50% of the prize (the rest being distributed to two others), his photo was not shown in an October 7, 2009 article of The Columbus Dispatch. Other sources did put his photo in their articles so this could have just been a simple mistake.. or not? Is this is an issue of discrimination? Are Asian Americans still being overlooked? Was it just an error on the writer's or editor's part? That's for you to decide.