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Mar 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Whitewashing Controversy Takes Off Over Death Note

posted by Randall

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition protesting yet another example of whitewashing in the works.

The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.

Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more

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

Community

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … 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

Campus

Mar 22, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Coach Mocks Asian American Player During Game

posted by Len Patel

Galileo High SchoolThe baseball coach at Galileo High School in San Francisco has been accused by two parents of screaming at an Asian American player while mocking him with a fake Chinese accent.

The account in the San Francisco Chronicle by columnists Phil Matier and Andy Ross has been substantiated by two parents.

Nakia Kashima, a parent … 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

Blogs

Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Opinion: GOP ignores Needs of 24 Million Americans; Votes on Trumpcare Nears

posted by Randall

Trumpcare protest

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

One of President Obama’s mistakes was that he underestimated the animus the radical right had against him. He assumed that he could negotiate with the ultra-conservative members in Congress and they would move from their extreme position and meet him somewhere in the middle.

The rest is … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Flyers Declare America is a White Nation

posted by Randall

Vanguard AmericaA racist White supremacist organization is continuing its recruitment drive on college campuses from the East to the West Coast.

The Washington Post reports flyers describing America as a “White nation” and calling “illegal aliens” “criminals” were posted this week at the University of Maryland.

The flyers are the same ones seen on Vanguard America’s … Read more

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