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Oct 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Ten Things to Remember When Picking Out a Halloween Costume This Year

posted by Sophia Whittemore

HalloweenBy Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

I remember that the best part of Halloween was searching for a costume, and pressing all the buttons on the electronic zombies display. Then, there was the ill-fated adult costumes aisle where everything was turned into a “sexy costume”. “Geishas” with short skirts and fishnet stockings, “Native queens” with … Read more

Campus

Oct 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Nursing Text Book Stereotypes Asians and other Minorities

posted by Randall

medical school
 
A publishing company is apologizing after being accused of stereotyping Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and other minorities in a nursing text book.
 
Bustle reports the textbook, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I was published in 2015, but recently became controversial when people took to Twitter to point out the stereotyping.
 

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Blogs

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

A Korean International Student Shares his View of Americans and Plastic Surgery

posted by Randall
Plastic surgery eyes beforeBefore plastic surgery. By People Bios via Wikimedia Creative Commons
Plastic Surgery Eyes After

After plastic surgery by People Bios via Wikimedia Creative Commons

By  Joo Heon Kim

Last week, one of my American friends asked me why plastic surgery was so popular in South Korea. She even complained that some Koreans were making fun of her because she … Read more

Campus

Oct 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Week of #AAPIAction Underway. Trump’s Intentions Emerging

posted by Louis Chan

White HouseBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The White House Sunday night poured water on hopes that President Trump would make a deal ensuring a path for citizenship  for 700,000 Dreamers.

 

A spokesperson said during a call with the media that they are “not interested in granting citizenship” to current DACA recipients, according to

Vox.  Read more

Campus

Oct 8, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Protest from Pacific Islanders Forces End to Moana Sketch

posted by Randall

Moana and MauiA comedy troupe made up of students from Brigham Young University has decided not to go ahead with a sketch that parodied the Disney movie Moana following a protest from Pacific Islanders, reports the  Salt Lake Tribune.

The skit combined music from the movie with elements from a film from the Mormon church about a … Read more

Campus

Oct 6, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Flyers Declare America a “White Nation”

posted by Randall

Vanguard AmericaRacist flyers posted at Weatherford College in Texas have been removed from campus, reports the Weatherford Democrat.

The flyers appear to be the work of Vanguard America, which the Anti-Defamation League describes as a “white supremacist group which opposes multiculturalism.”

“One said America is a white nation among other things,” said Brent Baker, … Read more

Campus

Oct 5, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Justice Department Investigates Harvard for Discrimination against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Justice Department has confirmed it is investigating Harvard for violation of civil rights in connection with its affirmative action program.

Through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law confirmed the review by the Department of Justice.

“This is a deeply troubling revelation that potentially threatens … Read more

Campus

Oct 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Charges Upgraded. Suspect Faces Death Penalty in Kidnapping of Illinois Student

posted by Randall
YingYing Zhang

YingYing Zhang

A federal grand jury has indicted the suspect in the kidnapping of University of Illinois student Yingying Zhang on charges of kidnapping resulting in a death.

The Chicago Tribune reports the four page indictment found that graduate student Brendt Christensen committed the “premeditated” offense “in an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner, in … Read more

Campus

Sep 9, 2017 Ξ 7 comments

How Life Changed After Charlottesville for One Chinese American

posted by Randall
Raymond Ho

Raymond Ho says recent racist encounters and a falling out with a close friend after Charlottesville have shaken his trust in those around him.

By Peter Schurmann
New America Media

In 2012, Raymond Ho was just entering college, his mind abuzz with new ideas and the prospect of new experiences. During his first week he … Read more

Campus

Sep 8, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Unarmed Teen Fatally Shot in the Back by Sheriff Deputies

posted by Randall
Tommy Le

Photo: Career Link

An autopsy has revealed that sheriff deputies in King County, Washington fatally shot an unarmed teen in the back twice and on the back of his hand once, reports the Seattle Weekly.

The family of Tommy Le, 20, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the department alleging a violation of … Read more

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