Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Chinese American

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Husband of President Trump Supporter to be Deported

posted by Randall
Roberto Beristain

Family of Roberto Beristain

When then candidate Donald Trump said he wanted to deport the “bad hombres,” Helen Beristain didn’t think she meant her husband.

Now five months after she voted for the Republican candidate, her husband is being deported.

The South Bend Tribune reports that Roberto Beristain has signed papers agreeing to be deported … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Sikh Woman Told She Doesn’t Belong Here during Subway Ride

posted by Randall
Rajpreet Heir

Rajpreet Heir was told “You don’t belong in this country.”

It’s thought that creating greater awareness of a problem can lead to solutions.

One positive from the very negative, anti-immigrant sentiment gripping many of our communities is the otherwise unreported microaggressions now getting noticed, even getting publicity.

The NY Times is reporting on the increased … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Overwhelming Majority of Asian American Men Surveyed Say They’ve Been Harassed

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Man Study
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A survey of nearly 500 mostly young Asian American men has found 85 percent of the respondents have experienced some form of harassment at school. 35 percent experienced similar harassment in the work place.

The Asian American Man Survey was conducted in October and the results were … Read more

Blogs

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

posted by Randall
Mia Yoshitani

Mia Yoshitani

By Mia Yoshitani
New American Media

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, and our climate. In the face of his hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up. Recently, 16 out of 20 … Read more

Campus

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indiana University Preps for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

posted by Jiayi Sun
Indiana University Asian Culture Center

Photo by Dottie Day

Indiana University Bloomington is preparing for the upcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. The celebration will take place at the beginning of next week.

 

The theme of this 18th annual celebration is “belonging.” The month-long celebration involves different activities and events, including a film series, a conference Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian Americans Hold Protest Outside White House

posted by Cathy Sun
Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in Kansas after being mistaken for a Middle Easterner

A group of Indian Americans held a protest against the President’s ‘hate’ speech outside the White House, bringing President Trump a petition to “take steps first to punish the culprits under federal hate crimes law, second to allay the fears of the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal Accused Of Sexual Harassment

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi
Thinx

Photo by Owlin Aolin

Thinx, a company which specializes in creating undergarments for women on their periods, has run into some trouble with their former CEO.

Chelsea Leibow, a former Thinx employee, filed a complaint with the City of New York Commission on Human Rights against former CEO Miki Agrawal. The complaint asserts that … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

President Trump to Nominate South Asian American to Federal Court of Appeals

posted by Louis Chan
Judge Amul Thapar

Judge Amul Thapar

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The White House is confirming that President Donald Trump will nominate a South Asian American judge to the Republican dominated Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
 
Judge Amul Thapar first appeared on the national scene when in 2008 he became the first … Read more

Blogs

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Why the Apathetic Asian American is a Myth

posted by Randall

VoteBy Ethan Pak

Only 4 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

 

The Atlantic called the community “mostly invisible in the American political debate.” On the other hand, prior to the election, the Huffington Post and the LA Times emphasized AAPIs’ potential in influencing the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

US Bans Electronic Devices On Planes From several Middle Eastern Countries

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi

Royal Jordanian Airlines tweeted on Monday, March 20th, that they have banned all electronic devices from carry-on luggage on flights from 13 countries. The airline claimed to have received the directive from US officials.

The post stated the ban would go into affect on Tuesday, March 21st and would prohibit … Read more

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