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Nov 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Labor Leaders Arrested during Protest to Support DREAM Act

posted by Randall

Dream Act protest

Nineteen AAPI demonstrators were arrested at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Washington DC. Photo courtesy APALA


 
Views from the Edge
 
Nineteen Asian American protesters, including two of the highest-ranking Asian American leaders in the labor movement, were arrested in Washington D.C. this week, during a protest to support the DREAM … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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

Asian Americans

Nov 15, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Protesters Rally Against Trump’s Tour in the Asia Pacific

posted by Brittney Le
Bayan USA Protest

Photo by Brittany Le

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Outside the Wilshire Federal Building in West Los Angeles, protesters made their voices heard Tuesday night about their stance against President Trump and his tour of the Asia Pacific. Demonstrators publicly condemned what they called Trump’s pro-war, pro-imperialism agenda and called on the U.S. government … Read more

Campus

Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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

Crime

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Judge Puts on Hold Jury Verdict in Triple Murder Insanity Trial

posted by Randall
Phia Vue

Phia Vue

Mae Vue

Mae Vue

A jury in the killing of a Hmong couple and their Latino neighbor in Milwaukee voted 10-2 that a 41-year old White man is mentally ill, but could have controlled his actions, reports WISN

The mixed message delivered in the Insanity phase of the trial appeared to leave Judge Jeffrey Conen … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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

Southeast Asian American

Nov 8, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Vietnamese American Community Alerted about Possible Deportations

posted by Randall

Eight Vietnamese American and Southeast Asian community groups are warning about a surge of deportation cases in their community.

The alert follows similar warnings in the Cambodian American community and a related lawsuit.

The Southeast Asian Resource Action Center issued its alert to the Vietnamese American community on behalf of itself, VietLead, APIROC, Mekong-NYC, … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

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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