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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

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Dec 5, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Supreme Court Allows Trump Muslim Ban Implementation; Appeals Court to Hear Challenges

posted by Randall
Islamphobia

Donald Trump’s Muslim bans sparked protests. Above, members of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum marched in front of the Fourth District Court in Maryland.

Views from the Edge

Not surprisingly, the conservative U.S. Supreme Court is allowing Donald Trump’s controversial Muslim ban to go into effect.

The third version of the controversial travel … 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

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

Campus

Dec 3, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Justice Department Aggressively Pursuing Discrimination Complaint Against Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardHarvard University has agreed to turn over documents requested by the Justice Department in its investigation of alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants, reports the New York Times.

The confidential documents contain both applicant and student records. The university agreed to turn them over if the DOJ reviewed them only at the offices of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Breakthrough for Asian American Women in Two Cities

posted by Randall
Preet Didbal

Preet Didbal

Sophia Vuelo has become the first Hmong judge in the state of Minnesota and just the third in the country.

In Yuba City near Sacramento, Preet Didbal will soon be the first Sikh woman to become mayor in the United States.

Didbal who is Indian American was appointed by the city council and … Read more

Chinese American

Dec 2, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Filipino Adobo in the Magic Kingdom Reflects Disney’s Strategy of Inclusion

posted by Randall
Pork Belly Adobo

Pork Belly Adobo

Views from the Edge

The happiest place on Earth, just got a little bit happier.

As part of its Festival of Holidays, Disney California Adventure Park is offering adobo and chana masala as part of its food offerings. It might seem minor, but the decision to widen its cuisine is … Read more

Crime

Dec 1, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Doctor Testifies Adopted Girl Showed Signs of Abuse

posted by Randall
Sherin Mathews

3-year-old Sherin Mathews was found dead two weeks after being reported missing

A doctor testified he notified Child Protective Services in March that Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old Texas girl found dead after her father punished her for not drinking her milk, showed physical signs of abuse.

Fox reports the doctor found Sherin had bone fractures … Read more

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