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Celeste Ng to Publish “Little Fires Everywhere”: A Novel that Tackles Post-Racial Suburbia

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Little Fires Everywhere

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

“I mean, we’re lucky. No one sees race here,” said Lexie Richardson, a fair-haired suburbanite and fictional character from best-seller Celeste Ng’s newest work, Little Fires Everywhere.

Without knowing it, Lexie ironically speaks to the idea of a 1990s “post-racial suburbia”. Ng’s book aims to tackle that concept of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

posted by Cathy Sun

Constance WuShould charges of sexual harassment disqualify someone from an Oscar nomination?

That’s what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu feels should have happened to Manchester by the Sea actor Casey Affleck, reported NBC Boston.  The actor settled two suits filed against him in 2010 by former co-workers.

Wu took to Twitter to criticize … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 2017 Rose Parade Featured Many Asian and Pacific Islander-Themed Floats

2017 Rose Parade Featured Many Asian and Pacific Islander-Themed Floats

posted by Brittney Le
Rose Parade 2017 Teammates for Life

This float from Donate Life featured Polynesian and Hawaiian decor. Photo by Christine Ho

The new year kicked off with the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California celebrating the successes people have had working together with others.   Some of the colorful floats showcased Asian and Pacific Islander themes, according to NBC News.

Students from Honda’s … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Campaign launched: Asian Americans #NotTheSame

Campaign launched: Asian Americans #NotTheSame

posted by Randall

 

#NotTheSame

Some of the young people whose stories were featured in the #NotTheSame campaign.

By Ed Diokno
 
As Asians, we’ve all had to contend with the image that most non-Asian Americans have of us. Often they can’t tell if we are Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Cambodian or any of the other 48 … Read more

Chinese American

NY Asian American Gen X and Baby Boomers Anxious About Retirement
Oct 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NY Asian American Gen X and Baby Boomers Anxious About Retirement

NY Asian American Gen X and Baby Boomers Anxious About Retirement

posted by ShirleyNLew

 

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

A survey by AARP has found high anxiety among New York City’s Asian Americans approaching retirement age.

A new report released this month is appropriately entitled  High Anxiety: New York City Asian America Gen X and Boomers Struggle with Stress, Savings and Security.

The survey … Read more

Campus

Aug 21, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NY Times: Crossword Puzzle Tests Your Knowledge of Asian American History

NY Times: Crossword Puzzle Tests Your Knowledge of Asian American History

posted by Randall

crossword

How well do you know your Asian American history?

The New York Times has come out with a cross word puzzle to test your knowledge.

No cheating, but the answers are here.

Let us know how you do.

I’ve never been a cross word puzzle enthusiast myself, but this one I might just do.… Read more

Community

May 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Hawaiian Population Rebounds

NPR: Hawaiian Population Rebounds

posted by Jason Fong

Native Hawaiian GirlAfter nearly 200 years, the resilient Pacific Islander population of Hawaii has bounced back, as a recent surge in population growth has strengthened their numbers considerably.

According to NPR, after Captain Cook’s encounter with the native Hawaiian population, he and his crew transmitted many diseases including measles, chicken pox, and tuberculosis.

The decline in … Read more

Blogs

May 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Reappropriate: The Asian American movement takes on different meaning in 2014

Reappropriate: The Asian American movement takes on different meaning in 2014

posted by Randall

Asian American Movement The Asian American movement is not what it used to be…and that’s a good thing (Photo by Kheel Center).

In the 1960s, the term Asian American was largely synonymous with East Asians and quickly expanded to include Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians and Filipinos.

Some consider Filipinos part of the Pacific Islands due to the … Read more

Blogs

Racialicious: Are Asian American women underrepresented in the Bloggerspere? #NotYourAsianSidekick

posted by Randall

computer

(correction: The story published in Racialicious was originally published by Reappropriate. We have corrected the error below. )

A blog by Reappropriate published in Racialicious contends that Asian American women are underrepresented in the bloggersphere dominated by men.

Reappropriate did a survey and found that in the AAPI community, 55 percent of the bloggers are … Read more

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