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Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Walmart Removes Some Incarceration Photos from Sale

posted by Louis Chan
Walmart Incarceration Wall Art

Despite claims photos of incarceration camps have been removed from sale, this photo remains on Walmart.com

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Japanese American Citizens League says Walmart has agreed to remove photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans from sale, although some photos remain on Walmart.com.

The group contacted the retailer along with … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

New Online Tool to Highlight Racial Inequalities in California

posted by Randall

California Santa Monica Farmer's MarketCalifornia’s diverse population challenges policy makers, planners and educational institutions, most of which critics say are still functioning as if the state is homogeneously White.

As a result, despite California’s healthy economy speeding into the future, they fear some ethnic groups are being left behind, forgotten or adversely affected.

“At the same time that the … Read more

Campus

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

CSU Sites Petition Against Changes that Threaten Ethnic Studies Program

posted by Sarah Jackson
Cal State Northridge, Asian American Studies

Students in Asian American Studies at Cal State Northridge

By Sarah Jackson
AsAmNews Intern

 
California State University campuses are protesting a revision to Executive Order 1100 which will dissolve ethnic studies courses unless they can be folded into traditional disciplines.

The revision will impact graduation requirements and other interdisciplinary studies, such as gender studies. … Read more

Campus

Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Asian American Frat on Trial in Deadly Hazing

posted by Randall

Pi Delta PsiA national Asian American fraternity is on trial in the deadly hazing of a pledge in 2013.
 
Pi Delta Psi is accused of being criminally negligent in the death of Michael Deng who died of brain trauma and the suspected cover up that followed.
 
“Thirty four, there were 34 members that acted together … Read more

Campus

Nov 13, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Students Demand Diverse Inclusive Course Offerings

posted by Randall
University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

Students at two East Coast universities are demanding a curriculum that reflects their communities and an increasingly diverse country.

The Crimson reports that the Ethnic Studies Coalition, lead by founder and Harvard senior Juhwan Seo, is calling on Harvard to establish a national hub for ethnic studies.

According to the group’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 12, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Walmart Accused of Commercializing Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

Best selling author Jamie Ford is calling out Walmart for the sale of wall art depicting the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

The historical photos show happy go lucky prisoners enjoying life behind barbed wire. They were photos taken by government photographers hired to put a positive spin on a blight in U.S. history.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 11, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

George Takei Responds to Accusations of Sexual Assault

posted by Randall

George Takei
 
Actor and social activist George Takei responded to accusations from a former model that the Star Trek co-star sexually assaulted him in 1981.

The accusations were made in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

Scott Brunton said he had just broken up with his boyfriend when Takei took him out for dinner and … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Photo from Sesameworkshop.org via Wikimedia Commons

Given the segregated political environment over the past year, it is important to foster a youth that is accepting of diversity. Sesame Street has taken a step to do just that with its new focus on exposing viewers to a variety of cultures and ethnicities.

The Guardian reports that … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 9, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Victory by Indian American Gives Democrats Majority in Washington State

posted by Randall
Manka Dhingra

Manka Dhingra

Lost amidst the big Democratic victories in Virginia and New Jersey Tuesday was another significant win.

Manka Dhingra won a special election for the state senate seat in the 45th district, reports the Huff Post.

Dhingra defeated Korean American Jinyoung Lee Englund 55% – 45%. Her victory gives the Democrats full control … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 7, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Asian American Poll Monitors Fan Out Guarding Against Election Fraud

posted by Randall

VotePoll monitors in New York, Virginia, Massachusetts and New Jersey will be keeping a watchful eye out for voter fraud against Asian Americans today.
 
The action by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund takes on added significance this year after racist mailers were sent out calling for the deportation of two Asian … Read more

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