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Stockton’s Little Manila Center Target of Vandalism in Possible Hate Crime

posted by Sarah Jackson

Vandalism discovered at Little Manila center, a historical site in Stockton, California dedicated to the appreciation of Filipino culture, is being investigated as a hate crime.

According to Recordnet.com, “Five of six donated vinyl banners that had been on the windows for the last three years were either ripped off or damaged. … Read more

Community Issues

Marriott Will Not Cancel Event Held by Anti-Muslim Group

posted by Sarah Jackson

Marriott

ACT for America, a group considered anti-Muslim by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be allowed to hold its annual two-day conference at the Marriott Crystal Gateway on October 2-3, according to The New York Times.

The Washington Post also reports that civil rights organization Muslim Advocates wrote a letter to the hospitality chain’s Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Review: Kristina Wong’s ‘How to Pick Up Asian Chicks’

Review: Kristina Wong’s ‘How to Pick Up Asian Chicks’

posted by Gabi Wy

Kristina Wong

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

Kristina Wong’s How to Pick Up Asian Chicks is a double-edged sword–funny, and incredibly important.

The comedian rounded up eighteen Asian American women to react to the genre of self-published books that fetishizes Asians and gives supposedly helpful tips on how to pick up an Asian girlfriend. The result: a … Read more

Blogs

Asian American Girls “Invisible” to President Trump

posted by Randall

Trump ignores Little Asian Girls

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Mainstream media missed this one completely but some eagle-eye Asian Americans brought this to my attention. In the bigger scheme of things, the incident probably should go unnoticed, but as an Asian American, I just couldn’t let it go.

On Monday (July 24), Donald Trump gave a speech … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Protest Law Collecting Data in Schooling Districts on Asian Americans

Asian Americans Protest Law Collecting Data in Schooling Districts on Asian Americans

posted by Nicole Ki
Rhode Island State House

Photo by Ad Meskens – via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Asian American students gathered on Thursday to protest a new law in Rhode Island that requires school  districts to collect data on Asian Americans.

Fifty protestors showed up at the State House and questioned why the bill only targets Asian American groups, the Providence Journal reports.… Read more

Asian Americans

May 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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

Bad Ass Asians

May 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California Sets Aside Day for Chinese Transcontinental Rail Workers

California Sets Aside Day for Chinese Transcontinental Rail Workers

posted by Jiayi Sun
Transcontinental Railroad

Absent from this historic photo commemorating the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad are any of the Chinese workers

It took 148 years, but 12,000 Chinese railroad workers who played a huge role in building the Transcontinental Railroad are finally getting their due.

The California state Assembly unanimously passed a resolution by Assembly member Evan Low … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Making of an Asian American Television Family

The Making of an Asian American Television Family

posted by Takuma Okada

Meet the Hahns
 
By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Another Asian American family comedy is in the works, but this show shouldn’t be mistaken for Fresh Off the Boat or even Doctor Ken.

In the upcoming show The Hahns, a hardworking gearhead dad and a mom that used to sing in heavy metal bands are raising … Read more

Asian Americans

Ghost in the Shell earnings for the weekend looking much lower than initial predictions, is this a response to whitewashing?

posted by Takuma Okada
Ghost in the Shell

From Paramount Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

Weekend box office sales are in through Saturday, and the whitewashing adaptation of the multi-media Japanese phenomenon Ghost in the Shell struggled against Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Ghost took the number three spot, taking in only $20 million compared to $48 million for … Read more

Asian Americans

Why We Should Pay Attention to the Single Asian Character in Get Out

posted by Takuma Okada

Get Out

Photo from Universal Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

 
In a movie almost entirely focused on the modern-day dynamic between Black and White America, there is a lone Asian. Jordan Peele’s new movie, Get Out, has achieved critical acclaim for its use of the horror movie genre to emphasize how relevant anti-black racism … Read more

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