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Aug 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Guilty Plea in Baseball Bat Beating Death of Chinese Student

posted by Randall

Xinran JiA 22-year-old man is facing a sentence of 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty Friday to second degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California student, reports KABC.

Sentencing for Jonathan Del Carmen is scheduled for November 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Xinran Ji stumbled to … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

posted by Randall
anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

Millennials are known to be the most diverse generations in U.S. history.

A new survey from GenForward, however, has found a sharp divide between Blacks, Latinx, Asians and Whites on issues, reported the Washington Post

The survey found on these issues, Asian Americans … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” – The Instapoet’s Journey

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Poet Rupi Kaur is only 24 years old, and she’s already spent a year on the NYT Best Sellers list with her book of poetry Milk and Honey. She’s going on global poetry tours. She’s changing lives with her words. With the gritty subject matter … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 3, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

A Complex Relationship with Food, Physical Perfection, and Parental Love

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I couldn’t have been the only one who heard these at a dinner party.

“Why aren’t you eating my food? I’m a good cook! Are you saying I’m a bad cook? It’s bad to refuse my food.”

“Here, eat more, you’re getting skinny.”

“Oops, someone is getting chubby. Freshman fifteen, … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
I’ve heard it from my own family members.
 
“That (mental illness) is a White person thing.”
 
I might suggest that somebody, a friend or a close neighbor, needs help for a mental illness. I’m quickly dismissed with a wave of the hand and the “go-away-now” comment of, … Read more

Campus

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian American MIT Researcher Creates Device to Prevent Sexual Assault

posted by Nicole Ki
Sexual Assault

Photo by Lisa Norwood via Flickr Creative Commons

An Massachusetts Institute of Technology student who developed a smart sticker that can prevent sexual assault in real time is getting worldwide attention for her wearable device.

Manisha Mohan, a Masters student at MIT, calls her invention “Intrepid.” The device calculates different methods of detecting initial signs … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Is Comic-Con Culture Racist and Sexist?

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

When I went to a local comic-convention (Comic-Con) near my house, I had the time of my life. There were Harley Quinn and Joker couple costumes, video game demos with the newest combat mechanics, celebrity panelists, and an entire lineup of tabletop gaming/ exclusive comic books still in the plastic … Read more

Campus

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

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

Asian Americans

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

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

Campus

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

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

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