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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

Asian Americans

Asian Americans Petition Obama to Say, “Sorry” for 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

Asian Americans Petition Obama to Say, “Sorry” for 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
Local political pressure is now on President Obama to make an official apology for the passing of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act before he leaves office.

In early May, Senior Director of the Chinese Freemasons, Karlin Chan created a “We The People” petition in an effort to … Read more

Chinese American

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

Blogs

Blog: No Apology Yet From Wall Street Journal for Racial Slur Reference

posted by ShirleyNLew
Xi Jingping

“Xi Jinping Mexico2013” by Angélica Rivera de Peña – Licensed via Wikimedia Commons


By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

When a tweet from The Wall Street Journal late Sunday included a racial slur toward Asians and a photo of China’s General Secretary Xi Jinping, it looked pretty bad. WSJ later removed the tweet … Read more

Asian Americans

AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: The Rapid Growth of Asian Americans #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy

posted by Randall

U.S. Census Asian American population in 2010Asian Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., according to the 2010 Census.

Much of this population growth is taking place outside of states considered to have a large population of Asians.

There are 36,763 Asians living in the state of Rhode Island. That’s a 3.5 percent increase since 2000. Allan Fung Read more

Bad Ass Asians

NBC News: A-Town Boyz, a Documentary on Asian American Gangsters in Atlanta

posted by ShirleyNLew

A Town BoyzA-Town Boyz is a documentary that will blow the Asian model minority myth to smithereens, according to NBC News.

It follows the lives of Asian American gang members in Atlanta, GA and their struggle to assimilate. It’s “a story of the American dream derailed,” as described on the film’s website.

In her interview with … Read more

Community Issues

Rafu Shimpo: Suicide of Bullied Asian American Child Saddens JACL

posted by Randall

bullying rallyThe suicide of a 12-year old in Folsom near Sacramento followed years of being bullied, reports Rafu Shimpo.

Ronin Shimizu killed himself December 3 despite his parents efforts to intervene with school administrators, move him to a different school and even home school Ronin.

According to the Japanese American Citizens League, the bullying included … Read more

Asian Americans

State of Asian America Report Captures Vast Diversity of AAPIs

posted by Randall

Center for American Progress Report on Asian AmericaToday, the Center for American Progress and AAPI Data released its full report, completing the series on the state of Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, communities. Since the release of the first factsheets in April—and as the federal government has made significant efforts to improve data collection on AAPIs in line … Read more

Blogs

AAPI groups launch urgent campaign to revise census forms

posted by Randall

US Census New proposed forms for the 2020 census would decrease breakouts of various subgroups within the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities, fears two national Asian American community groups (Photo by George Kelly).

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans along with researchers Karthick Ramarkishnan of UC Riverside … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Colorlines: The intersection of Japanese American and Latinos in East LA

posted by Randall

Clement Hanami, Lowrider rickshawClement Hamani’s lowrider rickshaw has become a symbol of cultural exchange between two communities.

Hamani reimagines the rickshaw and decks it out with chrome wheels, hydraulics and sound system you are more likely to see on a lowrider.

It’s a product of Hamani growing up in East Los Angeles where Asian and Latino have long … Read more

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