Tuesday 21st November 2017,

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Community Issues

Connecticut School Cancels Muslim Speaker Due To Community Rage

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Bristol School SystemA middle school teacher in Bristol, Connecticut had arranged for a Muslim speaker to come into her World History class to talk about Islam. However, her plans were quickly derailed by community members emailing and calling her to express their concerns, some in a threatening manner.

Superintendent Susan Moreau took the decision to shut down … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Big-O-Tree Games Apologizes To The Chinese Community

Big-O-Tree Games Apologizes To The Chinese Community

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Dirty Chinese Restaurant
By Tanvil Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

A company which at first defended its upcoming video game against criticism that it was racist is now apologizing for it.

As AsAmNews reported last week, the company Big-O-Tree was promoting their latest project, Dirty Chinese Restaurant, when Twitter users noticed their game and condemned what they believed to … Read more

Asian Americans

Strong Opposition Against New Indie Game – Dirty Chinese Restaurant

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Big O Tree

By Tanvi Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

“To make the offbeat games we know you want to play, but you didn’t think anyone had the conjones to make”. This is the mission statement of Big-O-Tree Games. If you look closely enough, you may see that their logo resembles a Chinese man with exaggerated narrow eyes – a … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Politician Responds to Bigotry with Love

Sikh Politician Responds to Bigotry with Love

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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Photo from https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideas_dept/

By Tanvil Wattal
AsAmNews Intern

 

Acts of bigotry have taken the news by storm with events such as the White nationalist attack in Charlottesville. Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh was the target of such hatred during his campaign to head the New Democratic Party.
 
CNN reports that a women confronted him … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ – When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate

Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ – When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate

posted by Randall

HateBy Peter Schurmann
New America Media
 
When Mohammad S. put in for a delivery with Instacart, the San Francisco company that allows users to order groceries online, the last thing he expected was that he’d become a target of hate. This explains his surprise when, after appearing at his door, the delivery woman immediately … Read more

Chinese American

Two Asian American Churches Hit by Racist Vandals

posted by Randall

Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church


 
A pastor of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose found swastikas etched into the glass of his community center.
 
ABC7 News reports this is one of a number of incidents that have affected the mostly Chinese congregation at the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Women Kicked Off Flight and Out of Dollar Store

Muslim American Women Kicked Off Flight and Out of Dollar Store

posted by Louis Chan

Niala Mohammad

Niala Mohammad is seen here in a lighter moment.


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Two separate incidents this week point to the lingering hostility faced by Muslim Americans.
 
Journalist Niala Mohammad said she and a friend she only identified as a Muslim American federal worker, were asked to leave a delayed … Read more

Community Issues

Jan 31, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: The Meaning behind President Obama Planned Visit to a Mosque in the U.S.

Blog: The Meaning behind President Obama Planned Visit to a Mosque in the U.S.

posted by Louis Chan

Islamic Society of Baltimore

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Every respectable journalist in the country knows that President Obama is Christian.

Most educated voters also know that.

But facts be damned. This hasn’t stopped opponents of President Obama to spread falsehoods that he is Muslim.

According to the Washington Post, recent polls show 45 percent of Republicans … Read more

Campus

Dec 25, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on M Live: Woman Opens Up Dialogue with ‘Ask a Muslim’ booth

M Live: Woman Opens Up Dialogue with ‘Ask a Muslim’ booth

posted by Randall

Muslim Americans A woman frustrated about stereotypes and misinformation about her beliefs as a Muslim has set up a booth specifically designed to draw attention and elicit questions and dialogue, reports M Live.

Mona Haydar and her husband came up with the idea after hearing an episode of the radio show This American Life and  heard about … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 18, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Protest Anti-Muslim Hate, Xenophobia, and Bigotry

Asian Americans Protest Anti-Muslim Hate, Xenophobia, and Bigotry

posted by Randall
NCAPA anti-hate rally

Photo by Ryann Tanap

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A coalition of Asian Americans rallied in Washington, D.C. to oppose the rampant anti-Muslim rhetoric muddying the political debate.

David Lin, JACL

David Lin, JACL
Photo by Les Talusan

Members of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans gathered in front of the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism … Read more

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