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Bad Ass Asians

Feb 12, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

‘Eat churros!’ advises teenage snowboarder Chloe Kim

posted by Ed Diokno
ESPN Magazine recently featured Chloe Kim on its cover.


Views from the Edge

Chloe Kim actually qualified for the Olympic team in 2014, but at age 13, she was too young for the competition.

Now, at the ripe old age of 17, she is the heavy gold medal favorite in snowboard half-pipe;  nabbed Visa as

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Blogs

Feb 12, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Fox Executive Objects to “Darker, Gayer & Different” Team USA at Winter Olympics

posted by Mandy Day
Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen is in contention to win a Gold at the Winter Olympics

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

Amidst the excitement surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fox News pulled John Moody’s opinion piece mocking the most diverse Winter Olympic team the United States has ever had. Titled “In Olympics, Read more

Korean American

Feb 11, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

NBC Olympic Analyst Fired after Upsetting South Koreans.

posted by Randall

NBC Olympic Graphic Error

After just two days, NBC is recovering from two embarrassing missteps in their coverage of the Winter Olympcs in Pyeongchang.

One lead to the firing of NBC analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo, reported The Korea Times.

During the opening ceremonies, Ramo said “Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 11, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Team USA Leaps with Asian American Representation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

posted by Khalid Mohammed

Ice SkatingAt the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Asian Americans are already scoring points for representation in the Olympic sports discipline of figure skating.

None has been more prominent than the Team USA’s figure skating team. Seven out of 14 athletes on the team are Asian Americans, marking a historic number for Asian American skaters in Olympic … Read more

East Asian American

Feb 10, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Dreamer Fears DACA Fight’s “Momentum” is Dying

posted by Brittney Le

Photo by Tiffany Yang

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

DACA recipient Eric Kwak teaches in an underserved community in West Side Chicago because of his experiences as an undocumented immigrant. However, his status remains up in the air, as the bipartisan spending agreement was passed Friday morning without a solid immigration bill, leaving undocumented Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 9, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

12 Asian Americans on Team USA

posted by Randall
Hailey Langland

Hailey Langland will compete in Snowboard Big-Air at the Winter Olympics.

Views from the Edge

The kids are alright!

At my age, I think it’s OK for me to describe the young Asian American Olympians as kids.

That’s not meant to be an insult or to denigrate the hours upon hours of training they put … Read more

Korean American

Feb 9, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Korean Americans Pooh Pooh Sentiments of North-South Korean Olympic Unity

posted by Angel Trazo
Unification Flag of Korea

Unification Flag of Korea

Pyeongchang, South Korea is hosting the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, yet the South Korean flag will not be flown during the opening ceremony. Instead both North and South Korea will march under the Unification flag of Korea.   Displays of “false unity” between South Korea and North Korea have caused Korean Americans Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 8, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

City of San Gabriel Pulls Out of Agreement with ICE

posted by Randall
San Gabriel ICE agreement protest

Advancing Justice, LA
Via Twitter

The San Gabriel City Council near Los Angeles has voted to pull out of its agreement to cooperate with Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

The council voted 3-2 Wednesday night to end the city’s police department’s cooperation with ICE, reported the Pasadena Star News.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles, … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 7, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

New York State Senate Staffer Suspended After Instagram Post Surfaces

posted by Randall
Daiquan Frasier

Screen shot via NY Post

A just surfaced Instagram post showing children pulling their eyes back in a mocking gesture of Asians has gotten a staffer for a New York State Senator suspended, reports the New York Post.

Daiquan Frasier is the community coordinator for Senator Brian Benjamin. He posted a photo in 2016 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 4, 2018 Ξ Leave a comment

Korean American Dreamer at State of the Union Wants Clean DREAM Act

posted by Brittney Le

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer


Korean American DACA recipient Jung Bin Cho is using his 15 minutes of fame to step up his advocacy for a clean DREAM Act after he attended the State of the Union as the guest of Rep Judy Chu (D-CA).

“We had to endure sitting through a speech in Read more

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