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Crime

May 29, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Thailand Pledges to Stop Pipeline of Human Trafficking to U.S.

posted by Randall

human-trafficking-graphicThai authorities are pledging their cooperation to stop the human trafficking of Thai women to the United States, reports The Nation.

The pledge comes after the arrests of 21 suspects in a human trafficking ring accused of sending hundreds of Thai women to the United States to work as prostitutes.

According to CNN, … Read more

Campus

May 28, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

New Digital Archive to Preserve Southeast Asian American History

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugeesUMass Lowell’s Center for Asian American Studies is launching a new digital archive to document the stories of local Southeast Asian American communities since the 1970’s.

The center received a grant of $239,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an additional $28,000 from UMass President’s Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund for the project.… Read more

Chinese American

May 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

A Dying Mother and A Schizophrenic Son -Two Tragic Deaths

posted by Randall

mental healthMental health is an uncomfortable topic for many Asian Americans.

Whether it’s cultural or otherwise, it’s an issue the community needs to confront the same way it might attack racism and discrimination.

One story that sheds light on this darkness is unfortunately one of tragedy. It’s a story of a dying mother, a schizophrenic son … 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, a group … Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

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 Comments are off

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

Southeast Asian American

May 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Hmong American Teen Convicted of Murder Withdraws Retrial Request

posted by Brittney Le

Wisconsin Hmong American teen Dylan Yang, who was convicted in the murder of another teen, has decided to withdraw a motion for a retrial, reports NBC News.

Yang, 17, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide for fatally stabbing 13-year-old Isaiah Powell in 2015. Yang’s current attorney, Harry Hertel, filed a motion for a new … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 20, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

OC’s Little Saigon Gets New Monument Inspired by Vietnamese Folklore

posted by Randall

Little SaigonTwo years in the making, a new monument dedicated to Little Saigon has been unveiled in Orange County, reports the OC Register.

The monument celebrates the Vietnamese American community’s success in building a thriving community after the Fall of Saigon.

Little Saigon has the highest density of Vietnamese outside of Southeast Asia.

“I hope it … Read more

Campus

May 20, 2017 Ξ Comments are off

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

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