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Bad Ass Asians

Nov 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian Americans in Hollywood Call Out Simpson’s Apu for Being Racist

posted by Gabi Wy

ApuBy Louis Chan
Additional writing by Gabi Wy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s film The Problem with Apu makes its television debut this Sunday on TruTV (10 pm Sunday with repeat showings Monday at 1 a.m. and 7 p.m.)

The cutting film on the long running Simpson’s character Apu leaves no doubt what Kondabolu and a who’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Labor Leaders Arrested during Protest to Support DREAM Act

posted by Randall

Dream Act protest

Nineteen AAPI demonstrators were arrested at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Washington DC. Photo courtesy APALA

Views from the Edge
Nineteen Asian American protesters, including two of the highest-ranking Asian American leaders in the labor movement, were arrested in Washington D.C. this week, during a protest to support the DREAM … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Connecticut School Cancels Muslim Speaker Due To Community Rage

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Bristol School SystemA middle school teacher in Bristol, Connecticut had arranged for a Muslim speaker to come into her World History class to talk about Islam. However, her plans were quickly derailed by community members emailing and calling her to express their concerns, some in a threatening manner.

Superintendent Susan Moreau took the decision to shut down … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Online Tool to Highlight Racial Inequalities in California

posted by Randall

California Santa Monica Farmer's MarketCalifornia’s diverse population challenges policy makers, planners and educational institutions, most of which critics say are still functioning as if the state is homogeneously White.

As a result, despite California’s healthy economy speeding into the future, they fear some ethnic groups are being left behind, forgotten or adversely affected.

“At the same time that the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Award-Winning Drama Uncovers Depression in Asian American Community

posted by Mandy Day

The ValleyBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Mindy Project Goes Out With A Bang! Spoiler Warning

posted by Tanvi Wattal

By iDominick via Wikimedia Commons

(Editor’s Note: Consider this your spoiler warning)

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern


After six seasons, The Mindy Project, created by actor, producer and writer Mindy Kaling, ended this week in a way that stayed true to its romantic comedy genre, where Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri – the “will-they-wont-they … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

US Olympian Inspires Hijab-Wearing Barbie

posted by Randall
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

A Barbie designed to resemble US bronze-medal winning Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will be released next year, Mattel announced yesterday.

She will be the first hijab-wearing Barbie in the history of the doll line just like Muhammad was the first Olympian to wear a hijab in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. Muhammad won the … Read more


Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Frat on Trial in Deadly Hazing

posted by Randall

Pi Delta PsiA national Asian American fraternity is on trial in the deadly hazing of a pledge in 2013.
Pi Delta Psi is accused of being criminally negligent in the death of Michael Deng who died of brain trauma and the suspected cover up that followed.
“Thirty four, there were 34 members that acted together … Read more


Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

International students in U.S. decline

posted by Gabi Wy


UC Berkeley

Students relax outside Evans Hall at UC Berkeley

New surveys document nearly half of universities reported a drop in new international students this fall, including year-by-year drops in South Korean and Saudi Arabian international students traveling to the U.S., as well as a growth rate decrease in Indian international students enrolling in the U.S.… Read more


Nov 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Students Demand Diverse Inclusive Course Offerings

posted by Randall
University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

Students at two East Coast universities are demanding a curriculum that reflects their communities and an increasingly diverse country.

The Crimson reports that the Ethnic Studies Coalition, lead by founder and Harvard senior Juhwan Seo, is calling on Harvard to establish a national hub for ethnic studies.

According to the group’s … Read more


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