A school district near Cincinnati is moving to block a family of an adopted Asian American girl who committed suicide from suing its school board and administrators.
In a lawsuit filed in 2015, the family of Emilie Olsen named the Fairfield … Read more
Although only 17 percent of Asian American students report being bullied at school—the lowest number for any racial group—more bullied Asian Americans (11.1 percent) report being targeted for their race than Whites (2.8 percent), African Americans (7.1 percent) or Latinos (6.2 percent), according to the American Psychological Association.
One study found that among middle … Read more
The San Francisco Unified School District has confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle that a high school baseball coach has been suspended after being accused of mocking an Asian American player.
Don Papa has been head coach since 2004 at Galileo, a high school with a large Asian American student population.
Papa allegedly used a … Read more
Another report of bullying in the Fairfield City School District near Cincinnati is raising the concern of Asian American parents.
The case came to light in a police report obtained by AsAmNews.
Aquila Hound-Liao tells police her eight and ten year old … Read more
Teachers and administrators could lose their licenses if an investigation finds they were negligent in handling the case of Emilie Olsen, an adopted Chinese girl who committed suicide.
A teacher in Ohio has been placed on leave after making a racially insensitive remark directed at an Asian student at Fairfield High School, reports WCPO.
The incident came to light after a student posted video of the remark on Facebook.
Teacher Katherine Klimach is heard on the tape admonishing the student after … Read more
By Ed Diokno
In the days before his deadline for signing bills into law, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill AB-2845, anti-bullying legislation also known as the Safe Place to Learn Act. Current anti-bullying laws that cite bullying due to race or ethnicity will now include bullying due to “religious affiliation” … Read more
Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
Private Danny Chen was only 19 years when he died from a self inflicted gun shot to the head on October 3, 2011. He was a victim of hazing and bullying while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan.
On the fifth anniversary of his death, … Read more
Many victims of bullying in the Asian American Pacific Islander community may not be coming forward due to a lack of support from teachers and other grown ups, warns a recent report from a White House task force.
Newsworks reports the findings come from 29 listening sessions conducted with students by the White House … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
An email made public by an anti-bullying group describes in detail the pain experienced by a Fairfield School District student in Ohio that ended in her death.
The timeline outlined in the email … Read more