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Harvey Issues Apology for Jokes Emasculating Asian American Men

posted by Randall
Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey has had practice in apologizing. Here, he expresses his regret for announcing the wrong winner
in last year’s Miss Universe contest.

By Ed Diokno

It took almost a week, but Steve Harvey finally apologized for making a foolish joke about Asian men. Well, it was sort of an apology.

In a tweet, the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Indian American in Running to Lead FDA

posted by Randall

Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan

Indian American biotechnology executive Balaji Srinivasan is reportedly in the running to lead the Food and Drug Administration, reports Bloomberg.
 
Srinivasan was referred to trump by venture capitalist Peter Thiel who became the first openly gay person to speak at a Republican convention this past summer.
 
Srinivasan is credited with developing … Read more

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Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

posted by Randall
Philadelphia Chinatown

Photo by Tim Wilson

A free legal clinic in Philadelphia is working to recover wages stolen from Asian American immigrant workers.

Newsworks reports Community Legal Services is offering free legal clinics to workers who may not even be aware they are being victimized.

“The challenge is getting the client to feel comfortable enough to come … Read more

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Yale Study Finds Asian Americans Missing from Top Legal Positions

posted by Randall

Goodwin LiuA study by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and researchers at Yale has found Asian Americans very seldom reach the level of partner in law firms or positions as prosecutors and judges, reports the JD Journal.

Liu credits the mentoring he received from the late U.S. Rep Bob Matsui and former Yale Law … Read more

Blogs

MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King

The Hawaiian leis were a sign of solidarity with Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement


 
By Ed Diokno
 
At this time, when Asian Americans and African Americans are questioning and exploring their relationship in their common struggle for justice and equality, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, we take time … Read more

Blogs

Pro-Muslim “Don’t Normalize Hate” PSA Produced by Katy Perry

posted by Brittney Le
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump coming this Friday, the discussion surrounding his upcoming term only intensifies, along with the fear among many minority groups.

The xenophobic nature of Trump’s campaign and public behavior in general, along with the slew of hate crimes across the country, has fueled people to speak out … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Heads We Win. A U.S. Coin Featuring an Asian American is Announced

posted by Randall

Lady Liberty

By Ed Diokno

Coin collectors, get ready, an Asian American face will soon appear on a U.S. coin breaking a long-time practice of featuring only Euro American men and women, according to the U.S. Mint.

 

The announcement was made in ceremonies Friday at the Washington D.C. unveiling of a new design for the $100 … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

India Goes After Amazon for Appropriating Flag

posted by Randall

Flag of IndiaFresh off a controversy over the sale of underwear with an image of the Hindu deity, Amazon Canada is getting heat over the appropriation of the flag of India.

India’s Minister of External Affairs says his country will discontinue issuing visas to Amazon employees and suspend those already issued if the company did not stop … Read more

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Become Part of Unprecedented Gathering of Asian American Superheroes

posted by Randall

Totally Awesome Hulk Hulk 15

The cover for Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is by Storehouse.


 
By Ed Diokno

 

Pardon my nerdiness, but the upcoming edition of Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is generating lots of excitement. For the first time, a gathering of AAPI superheroes will assemble to fight a yet unidentified foe.

 

The AAPI superheroes — Hulk,
Read more

Asian Americans

Steve Harvey Mocks Asian Men, But Nobody’s Laughing

posted by Randall

Steve Harvey

By Ed Diokno

 

Steve Harvey, your racism is showing.
 
The popular television host made fun of Asian men on the Steve Harvey Show last Friday, reinforcing the negative stereotype that portrays Asian males as unattractive.
 
Being an Asian man, this hit close to home because I’ve had to live with this belief … Read more

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