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May 29, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

UPDATE: Journalist Loses Job for Racist Tweet about Takuma Sato Win in Indy 500

posted by Louis Chan

Terry Frei of the Denver Post tweeted out his racism sentiments after the Indy 500

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Racist sentiments die hard, and now a veteran award winning journalist is out of a job because of it.

Unfortunately a moment of pure joy and ecstasy has been dampened by by an unfortunate and inexcusable tweet from a journalist Terry Frei of the Denver Post.

It was … Read more

Asian Americans

May 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Study Questions Whether Asians Are Being Targeted in Corporate Spy Cases

posted by Louis Chan

Committee of 100 White Paper Economic Espionage
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A new study indicates Asians in America may be the targets of unfair and increased racial prejudice in a federal government crackdown on thefts of economic trade secrets.

The study from Andrew Kim of the South Texas College of Law was published by the Committee of 100, … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans Applaud Appeals Court Halt of Muslim Ban

posted by Randall
Protest against Trump Muslim Ban

Among the first groups protesting Donald Trump’s attacks on Muslims were members of the Jewish and Japanese American communities who saw the similarities to the orders that detained Japanese Americans
and the Nazi roundup of Jews during WWII.

A Federal Appeals Court ruling upholding a court mandated stop to President Trump’s Muslim ban is being … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

posted by Jiayi Sun

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to recognize the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Thursday.

Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) led the bill to celebrate the contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Sen. … Read more

Blogs

May 24, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Serving People of Color

posted by Len Patel

Colin LieuBy Colin Lieu

It’s okay to serve Black communities, but please know: no one expects you to be Black.

 

Last weekend I attended the 2017 Yoga Service Council Conference where well-meaning yogis gathered to share ideas, learnings and research on how yoga and mindfulness can help support underserved communities such as youth, veterans Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year
May 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year

posted by ShirleyNLew

Photos & Video By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

On Sunday, Mott Street between Canal and Chatham Square in Manhattan, Chinatown was closed for the 38th annual Asian American Pacific American Heritage Celebration from the Coalition of Asian and Pacific Americans, also know as CAPA. There was food, cultural performances, and children’s activities Read more

Blogs

May 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Blog: This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Remember Our Stake in Immigration Justice

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Helen Mun

 

May is an important month for Asian America:  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time when our voices and narratives are centered and celebrated on social media, in museums, in schools. May is also an important month for Asian American history: in 1843, the … Read more

Campus

May 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

Asian Americans

May 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans with Some College Most Likely to Intermarry

posted by Randall
Interracial Marriage

photo by Anthony Van Dyck

A new study released by the Pew Research Center has found Asian Americans with some college education are the most likely to marry someone from another race.

The results quantify what many in the community know about mixed marriages.

Among all ethnic groups, Asian Americans are the most likely to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New York’s Chief Fortune Cookie Writer Retiring

posted by Randall

Fortune CookieBy Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

No Chinese meal is complete without the satisfying crunch of the fortune cookie and the nuggets of wisdom inside.  But for those of you who think the fortune cookie is just a cookie, you’ll be surprised to learn that there’s a fascinating history behind the cookie and the slips … Read more

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