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Dec 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Merchants Fear for their Lives

posted by Randall

Bullet Proof Glass ProtestThe Philadelphia City Council is scheduled to vote next Thursday on a bill to ban merchants from using bullet proof glass to separate themselves from customers, according to Fox News.
 
The bill which is part of a larger measure cracking down on public loitering and nuisances is opposed by many Asian American merchants … Read more

Campus

Dec 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Civil Rights Investigation Launched Over “You Won’t Feel Like You’re in China” Ad

posted by Randall

Suburban Express AdA shuttle bus company which boasted that its riders “won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses,” is now under a civil rights investigation, reports the NY Post.

Suburban Express has been subpoenaed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in an effort to determine if the company denied services based on … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 7, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Congresswoman Judy Chu Arrested at Pro-DACA Rally

posted by Randall

 

DACA protest Dec 2017

Demonstrators await their arrests Wednesday after attending a demonstration asking for a vote for the Dream Act

Views from the Edge

Two members of Congress — Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA, and Rep. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., —were among the 182 demonstrators arrested during a rally demanding that Congress pass a clean Dream Act.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 6, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Police Officer’s Heroic Action Saves Baby’s Life

posted by Randall

Savannah, GA Baby RescuedAn Asian American police officer is credited with saving the life of a newborn in Savannah, Georgia, reports WSAV.

“My momma’s baby is not breathing — newborn,” the 911 caller said. You can hear the entire 911 call here.

Officer William Eng was the first to respond to that emergency call of an … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 6, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans and Blacks Protest in Support of Dreamers and TPS

posted by Randall

AAPI Immigrant Organizing Table Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined together at a news conference as part of a day of action for Dreamers and TPS

 

About 150 Asian Americans and Blacks marched in solidarity on Capitol Hill Tuesday to demand passage of protection on … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 6, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

High Number of Asian Americans Say They Face Discrimination

posted by Randall

NPR Asian American Survey

A poll of a representative sample of 500 Asian Americans found a significant number in the community say they have personally experienced discrimination.

The survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is part of a larger survey of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 4, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Senators React to Senate Republicans’ Tax Reform Bill

posted by Randall

Capitol buildingViews from the Edge

In the middle of the night when America was asleep, Republicans passed a tax bill that could add over a trillion dollars to the national debt, according the Congressional Budget Office.

The GOP presented a 500-page bill that was rammed through hours later even though no Senator had time to read … Read more

Campus

Dec 4, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Offensive Bus Ad Tells Riders “You Won’t Feel Like You’re in China”

posted by Randall

Suburban Express Ad

A shuttle company is roundly being blasted for an offensive promotional email stating “You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.”

Suburban Express sent the email to advertise its shuttle service between the University of Illinois and various Chicago suburbs offered during the campus’ Christmas break, reported the Chicago Tribune

The … Read more

Campus

Dec 3, 2017 Ξ 5 comments

Asian American Medical Resident on Probation after Alleging Workplace Harassment

posted by Louis Chan

Eugene Gu

An accomplished and outspoken medical resident at Vanderbilt University in Nashville told AsAmnews he’s on probation following a series of tweets about ” bullying” at the university’s Medical Center.

On November 7, Gu tweeted about an incident he says happened earlier this year involving a fellow resident.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 3, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Leader Named for White House Initiative on AAPIs

posted by Randall
Holly Ham

Holly Ham

Views from the Edge

After months of wondering if the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders would continue to exist in the Donald Trump administration, a new executive director has been named.

The advisory commission is assured to continue within the U.S. Department of Education after the announcement naming Holly … Read more

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