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Asian Americans

High Number of Asian Americans Say They Face Discrimination

posted by Randall

NPR Asian American Survey

A poll of a representative sample of 500 Asian Americans found a significant number in the community say they have personally experienced discrimination.

The survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is part of a larger survey of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Families Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease Share their Stories

posted by Brittney Le
Richard Lui

Photo by Mitch Tobias

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Every week, MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui flies all the way from New York to California. Then he’ll make the return trip back just 3 or 4 days later. With 300,000 flyer miles last year, he’s flown the equivalent of 25 times around the world … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Racist Flyers Be Damned: A South Asian Landslide in New Jersey Polls

posted by Randall

Ravi Bhalla


Ravi Bhalla thanks his supporters who helped him get elected as Hoboken’s mayor. Photo Via Instagram


 
Views from the Edge
 
Whoever paid for those racist flyers against Asian American candidates in New Jersey wasted their money. The targeted candidates won their elections in a rebuke of the xenophobes.
 
Ravi Bhalla scored another … Read more

Community Issues

Oct 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Stockton’s Little Manila Center Target of Vandalism in Possible Hate Crime

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

Sep 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Marriott Will Not Cancel Event Held by Anti-Muslim Group

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

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