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Southeast Asian American

Nov 27, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Daughter Speaking Hmong to Mom Stands Up to Woman’s Ridicule

posted by Randall

Walmart Incident in WisconsinWhat is it about a foreign language that makes people feel uncomfortable?

A daughter was speaking both Hmong and English to her mom in a Walmart in Appleton, Wisconsin when she was approached by a White woman who wasn’t pleased they were speaking a language she couldn’t understand.

Jasmine Xiong posted a video of the … Read more

Campus

Nov 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Studies Program Scheduled to Be Launched at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonFaculty at Princeton are working to establish an Asian American Studies certificate program by September, reports the Daily Princetonian.

A certificate program at Princeton is similar to a minor at other universities and will allow students to supplement their major with an additional concentration. It’s been a project in the works for at least two … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American Police Officers Sue for Discrimination

posted by Randall

San Gabriel Police Department

A group of veteran police officers in San Gabriel near Los Angeles is suing the department for discrimination, according to KTLA.

Allen Sam, Wei “Gilbert” Lee, Sunny Kim, Vy Van and Nhat Huynh accuse fellow officers and police personnel of using racial slurs and carrying out acts of racial harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

All … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Nov 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Fire Kills Vietnamese American Family of Three

posted by Randall

San Jose Fire
 
A Vietnamese American family of three has been identified as the victims of a fatal apartment fire this weekend in San Jose.
 
Their father is in a coma and does not yet know his wife, Linh My Thi Nguyen, and son and daughter, 21-year-old Thuong Xuan Le and 14-year-old Yvonne Mai Le, are … Read more

Campus

Nov 22, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Department of Justice Ups Pressure on Harvard in Discrimination Investigation

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Department of Justice is upping its pressure on Harvard in its investigation of discrimination against Asian Americans at the elite university.
 
A letter from the DOJ to the school obtained by the Wall Street Journal stated Harvard is being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Judge Calls Threat vs. Sanctuary Cities ‘Unconstitutional’

posted by Randall
Sanctuary City Protest in San Francisco

Protest in support of Sanctuary Cities in San Francisco

Views from the Edge

In another legal setback,  a judge ruled that Donald Trump’s threats to cut federal funding to so-called sancturary cities is “unconstitutional on its face.”

U.S. District Judge William Orrick Monday permanently blocked Trump’s executive order that sought cities’ assistance in arresting, detaining … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Star Wars Lead Hopes to Break Representation Barrier

posted by Gabi Wy

Kelly Marie Tran almost gave up acting before she landed a lead role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“There was absolutely a moment,” Tran told Entertainment Weekly. “When I turned 25, I had been at it for some years and I was struggling to pay my bills. I was tired. I had been … Read more

Crime

Nov 19, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Woman Speaks about Terrifying Ordeal: Shot while Trying to Protect Her Children

posted by Randall
Tiffany Phommathep

Tiffany Phommathep

A quiet drive home to Rancho Tehama after a quick trip to Sacramento turned into a day of terror for Tiffany Phommathep and three of her sons.

Phommathep was nearing an intersection in her Ford F-250 crew cab when authorities say Kevin Janson Neal bumped her from behind, then drove up alongside her … Read more

Asian Americans

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 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

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