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Bad Ass Asians

Aug 13, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New Show Highlights Discrimination Faced by Queer Asians

posted by Randall

It’s still unusual to see Asian American men in lead roles. It’s even more unusual to see a show look at the discrimination Asians face not only in Hollywood, but also the LGBTQ communities.
 

Before I Got Famous

Anthony Ma stars in Before I got Famous


 
Before I Got Famous has all those elements. The show will … Read more

Filipino American

Aug 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Murder Suspects May Have Used Dating Apps to Lure Victims

posted by Randall

Authorities have linked two men in the murder of a Filipino American nurse in Houston, reports ABS CBN. 

Glen Soliman

Glen Soliman

According to the Houston Chronicle, detectives believe the men may have used dating apps to attract their victims.

18-year old Brandon Lyons has been charged with capital murder in the death of Glenser Soliman, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Yuri!!! on Ice – An Anime that Fights Hate with Love

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Yuri on Ice anime recommendations are absolutely flooding my social media feed. Everyone seems to be talking about it, about how it makes them feel welcomed in a society where they don’t quite fit, or how the anime is inspiring them to fight even harder for LGBTQIA rights as allies. … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Aug 8, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Family of Transgender Child Sues Private School for Discrimination

posted by Randall

A Southern California family is suing a private school in Yorba Linda charging it forced their eight-year old transgender child to identify and dress as a boy.

India West reports Heritage Oak Private Education is being sued by the parents of Nikki Brar for discrimination.

“We couldn’t stand to watch Nikki’s hopes and dreams be … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
I’ve heard it from my own family members.
 
“That (mental illness) is a White person thing.”
 
I might suggest that somebody, a friend or a close neighbor, needs help for a mental illness. I’m quickly dismissed with a wave of the hand and the “go-away-now” comment of, … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 27, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Is Comic-Con Culture Racist and Sexist?

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

When I went to a local comic-convention (Comic-Con) near my house, I had the time of my life. There were Harley Quinn and Joker couple costumes, video game demos with the newest combat mechanics, celebrity panelists, and an entire lineup of tabletop gaming/ exclusive comic books still in the plastic … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

posted by Randall
Sgt Peter Shields

Sergeant Peter Shields leads the SFPD’s Hate Crimes Unit. Photo by Jenny Manrique

By Jenny Manrique
New America Media

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit.

It’s one of just a … Read more

Blogs

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

#WeNeedDiverseBooks – Asian Representation Needed Between the Pages of a Book

posted by Sophia Whittemore


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Let me discuss a little movement that can help any Asian authors on the lookout for one day publishing their work.
 
Let me break this down really quickly. Top YA book series are facing the same problems that Hollywood movies are. Mainly, the issue is that people … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 15, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Transgender Asian American Swimmer Is a Pioneer

posted by Nicole Ki
Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar

A Hapa transgender male athlete is the first transgender man to compete in any NCAA division 1 sport, reports CBS News.

A rising junior at Harvard, Schulyer Bailar originally made Harvard’s swim team as a woman. Bailar transitioned to a male and switched to Harvard’s men’s swim team about two years ago.… Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 13, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

Open Letter to Racially Biased People at Airports

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Dear woman who smirked as my Indonesian mother and my multiracial self came up to the counter, gave us the wrong terminal, and then laughed as we walked back after being told that we were given faulty information. All this happened while carrying five large bags in our … Read more

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