Tuesday 25th July 2017,

Campus

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How a Professor Became the Target of Misdirected Hate

posted by Randall
Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh

The target of a news article from the conservative publication Campus Reform was subjected to online harassment after he was identified as the professor who flipped the bird to Trump tower.

The only problem-it wasn’t him, according to Chronicle.com

The article was prompted by the selection of Professor Simran Jeet Singh to … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Road Rage Victim Remembered A Year After His Death

posted by Randall
Vincent Tse Rally

Rally in support of Vincent Tse held last September in New York City

Family, friends and dignitaries joined in a candlelight vigil for Chun Man Vincent Tse, a 68-year-old man killed one year ago after a minor fender bender ended in a deadly fit of road rage.

Media to Share reports dozens attended the remembrance … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Protest Law Collecting Data in Schooling Districts on Asian Americans

posted by Nicole Ki
Rhode Island State House

Photo by Ad Meskens – via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Asian American students gathered on Thursday to protest a new law in Rhode Island that requires school  districts to collect data on Asian Americans.

Fifty protestors showed up at the State House and questioned why the bill only targets Asian American groups, the Providence Journal reports.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Increasing Visibility in Superhero Universe

posted by Randall
Jamie Chung

David Shankbone

Asian Americans are putting their own stamp on the otherly world of Marvel comics.

Jamie Chung is poised to play Blink in the upcoming Fox TV series, The Gifted..

Blink’s original name was Clarice Ferguson and was not intended to be Asian.

In the series, Blink has been renamed Clarice Fong in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Kelvin Yu Relishes in Playing a Legit Asian American Character

posted by Randall

Kelvin YuKelvin Yu doesn’t take anything for granted.

In almost 20 years he’s gone from playing a stereotypical Asian nerd in the WB show Popular to now being a central character in the critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning Master of None on Netflix.

His character Brian Chang allows him to portray an Asian American experience in a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 24, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

First Asian American Signs with Jay Z’s Entertainment Company

posted by Olivia Wolf
Jay Park

Photo by Dongshin425 vis Flckr Creative Commons

Jay Park is now the first Asian American to be signed with Jay Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, reports Malay Mail.

Park began as a b-boy in Seattle, where he grew up. He later moved to Korea, where he auditioned for the JYP Entertainment company.  There, Park … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 12, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Report Hate Crimes Here to Documenting Hate Project

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Reporting ProjectBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

AsAmNews is proud to be part of a joint effort between New America Media and Pro Publica to track the increasing number of hate crimes in the United States.

The Documenting Hate Project is an effort to confirm and verify the rise in hate incidents since the November election.… Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

posted by Randall
Slants

The Slants

Many predicted that following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Slants to trademark their name, more offensive trademarks would follow.

Reuters reports that since the ruling on June 19th, a San Francisco entrepreneur has applied for a trademark of a slur against Chinese people.

Mike Lin says its a slur he was called … Read more

Campus

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Study: East Asians Have A Different Measure of Success than Whites

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American AssociationIt’s an age old question.

Would you rather be a big frog in a small pond or a small frog in a big pond.

A new study by Ph.D student Kaidi Wu from the University of Michigan found that people from East Asian cultures tend to answer that question differently than White Americans.

The AtlanticRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

First Sikh Elected to Public Office in New Jersey to Run for Mayor

posted by Olivia Wolf
Ravinder Bhalla

Outgoing Mayor Dawn Zimmer has thrown her support to Ravinder Bhalla to succeed her

The first Sikh elected to Hoboken, New Jersey’s City Council will be running for mayor on November 7th, reports India West.

Eight years ago, people doubted that Ravinder Bhalla would find the support to be elected in a city … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Rep Hanabusa Reportedly Considering Run for Governor

posted by Randall

Rep Colleen HanabusaRep Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) is reportedly considering a run for governor of Hawaii.
 
If she does, she will go up against fellow Asian American, Governor David Ige.
 
Ige in his first term, has an approval rating of just 48 percent and a disapproval rating of 42 percent.
 
David Ige
Civil Beat reports speculation of … Read more

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