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Feb 6, 2013 Ξ 2 comments

Daily Kos: Critics attacked for Accusing Tech Company Exec of Fabricating Story About Imprisonment in Chinese Labor Camp

posted by Randall

 

Ping FuA blogger in the Daily Kos is charging that racism against Chinese Americans is surfacing in the Ping Fu story. The tech executive generated much publicity when she released her book Bend, not Break: A Life in Two Worlds. But soon after, many in the Chinese community began questioning her story.

Fu told … Read more

Community Issues

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The Pioneer: Indian Americans Meet With Pres @BarackObama

posted by Randall

 

White HouseIndian American leaders expressed optimism about immigration reform after meeting with President Obama at the White House yesterday.

Among the groups in attendance were South Asian Americans Leading Together and the National Council of  Asian Pacific Americans. Deepa Iyer, Executive Director of SAALT represented both groups.

“The President made clear his commitment to immigration … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 5, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

ESPN: Jlin7 Leads @HoustonRockets with 28 points, Crush @Warriors (video)

posted by Randall

basketball courtJeremy Lin lead the way in Houston with 5 of the Rockets record-tieing 23 3 pointers, as the Houston Rockets slaughtered the Golden State Warriors 140-109.

Lin also lead his team with 28 points and 9 assists, reports ESPN.

The Golden State Warriors was the first team in the NBA to sign the Harvard point … Read more

Community Issues

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KPCC: California’s Asian American’s Divided by Class

posted by Randall

 

ChinatownA new report finds that Asian Americans in California are divided by class, education and language, reports KPCC.

The findings come following a surge in the Asian American population in the last decade. Between 2000 & 2010, the Asian American population in the Golden State increased by 34 percent followed by Native Hawaiian … Read more

Campus

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Gawker: Asian Themed Racist Rager Party at Duke Draws Fire

posted by Randall

Kappa SigmaAn Asian themed fraternity party advertised with e-mails filled with broken English and built around racist stereotypes is drawing fire from the Asian Student Association at Duke, reports the Gawker.

“Herro Nice Duke Peopre!!” proclaimed the e-mail inviting students to “the return of Kappa Sigma Asia Prime.” Several offensive photos from the party were … Read more

Community Issues

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Asian Fortune: Korean Food Truck Owner Wins Vendor War

posted by Randall

 

A Korean food truck owner in Washington, D.C. has won the right to continue to operate after a judge dismissed the city’s case against her, reports Asian Fortune,

Shil Goree could have spent a year in jail for not moving her truck enough.  A city law requires that food trucks move every 60 … Read more

Community Issues

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KQED: Overcrowded Housing Major Issue for Bay Area Asian immigrants

posted by Randall

 

Chinatown San FranciscoA new report from the Asian Pacific American Legal Center finds that overcrowded housing is a significant issue impacting the quality of life for Asian immigrants in the Bay Area. KQED recently talked with Omar Calimbas, a housing rights attorney with the San Francisco-based Asian Law Caucus about the report. You can hear the … Read more

Community Issues

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Christian Science Monitor: Indian American Creates Non-profit to Help India’s Poor

posted by Randall

 

Poor woman in IndiaRakesh Agarwa came to America 30 years ago with just $20 in his pocket. Today he’s a wealthy CEO of a North Carolina business, Rug and Home. Now the Christian Science Monitor reports he’s giving back by establishing a non-profit to help the poor in his native India.

“I come from an area where … Read more

Community Issues

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Brennan Center for Justice: Civil Rights Lawyers Ask Court to Halt NYPD Surveillance of #Muslim Americans. @NYUniversity

posted by Randall

 

QuranA motion has been filed in federal court by civil rights lawyers at the Brennan Center for Justice on the New York University campus challenging the New York Police spying of Muslim Americans.

The motion revives a class action suit filed in 1971 that led to a set of guidelines regulating the Department’s collection … Read more

Community Issues

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OC Register: #Gay #Vietnamese Americans Protest Exclusion from Tet Parade

posted by Randall

 

Gay Rainbow flagSupporters of gay rights protested outside the offices of a Tet Parade organizer demanding that gay Vietnamese Americans be allowed to participate in the parade, reports the OC Register.

Parade organizers fear if the gays are allowed to participate, other groups will pull out. The annual parade has been run by the city … Read more

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