Thursday 30th March 2017,

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False Reports of Hate Crimes Hurt Muslim Community

posted by Cathy Sun

When Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid was charged with falsifying her report of an alleged hate crime last Wednesday, Muslims nationally were struck by how her arrest would affect their … Read more

Community Issues

JACL & CAIR Demand Apology for Allegedly Racist Incident

posted by Randall

Back Alley BowlThe Florin Japanese American Citizens League (Florin JACL) and the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) are requesting an apology for the allegedly bias-motivated treatment of a group of Muslims and Japanese Americans traveling to visit the site of a World War II incarceration camp.

Members of the group of Asian … Read more

Asian Americans

Bloomberg: Study suggests College Students have Bias Against Professors with Asian Surnames

posted by Jason Fong

lecture hall A study has found students tend to give lower ratings to professors with common Korean and Chinese surnames than professors with common Caucasian surnames, reported Bloomberg.

Researchers at Georgia State University studied the ratings of over 2,000 mathematics professors on the site, Ratemyprofessors.com.

Georgia State researchers noted that students rated math professors with … Read more

Chinese American

Telegraph: Babies learn racial bias

posted by Randall

Baby A study of babies interacting with each other found babies can show racial bias, reports the Telegraph.

The research by the University of Washington, Seattle revealed babies will choose a playmate who shares toys equally regardless of race.

But on the other hand, when a baby distributes toys unfairly in a manner that benefits … Read more

Community Issues

India West: Indian American researcher sues university for bias

posted by Randall

University of Illinois College of MedicineA former researcher at the University of Illinois College of Medicine has sued the University for bias, reports India West.

Jasti Rao resigned from the school last March.

It wasn’t until he filed a discrimination suit that he learned the University had launched an investigation against him for ethical misconduct.

Rao charges similar allegations … Read more

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NW Asian Weekly: Coalition Backs Fired Asian American Police Chief

posted by Randall

Scales of justiceThe Asian Pacific Directors Coalition has voted to support fired Medina, Washington police chief Jeffrey Chen in his lawsuit against the city, reports NW Asian Weekly,

Chen has worked in the past with APDC to combat the problem of Asian and Pacific American street gangs in the 1990’s.

The former police chief alleges in … Read more

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