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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

Bad Ass Asians

New Leader Named for White House Initiative on AAPIs

posted by Randall
Holly Ham

Holly Ham

Views from the Edge

After months of wondering if the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders would continue to exist in the Donald Trump administration, a new executive director has been named.

The advisory commission is assured to continue within the U.S. Department of Education after the announcement naming Holly … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NFL Players and Owner Defy President Trump on International Stage

posted by Randall
Shad Khan National Anthem Protest

The only ethnic minority to buy an NFL team joins in protest during the National Anthem

You could see this coming a mile away, at least I did.

Dozens of NFL players on the world stage took a knee during the national anthem in protest of President Trump’s call for NFL owners to fire any … Read more


Unarmed Teen Fatally Shot in the Back by Sheriff Deputies

posted by Randall
Tommy Le

Photo: Career Link

An autopsy has revealed that sheriff deputies in King County, Washington fatally shot an unarmed teen in the back twice and on the back of his hand once, reports the Seattle Weekly.

The family of Tommy Le, 20, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the department alleging a violation of … Read more

Chinese American

Chinese Americans to Stage Candlelight Vigil in Response to Charlottesville

posted by Louis Chan

Light Up the Night from Charlottesville to Chinatown, No Hate

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans plan to light up the night in response to the recent incidents of hate in Charlottesville.

A candlelight vigil will be held just hours before a pro-Trump Patriot Prayer rally is planned in San Francisco on Saturday and another demonstration of White Supremacists in Berkeley on Sunday.… Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trump Nomination to Lead Civil Rights Division Has Career Defending Corporations from Discrimination Suits

Trump Nomination to Lead Civil Rights Division Has Career Defending Corporations from Discrimination Suits

posted by Randall

Eric Dreiband

Eric Dreiband

The person nominated to lead President Trump’s civil rights efforts has a lifetime of defending corporations from discrimination complaints.
CNN reported Thursday that Eric Dreiband was nominated as the President’s person to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division.
“Our preliminary review of Mr. Dreiband’s record suggests that he brings … Read more


Candlelight Vigil Held Outside Home of Ronald Ebens from Vincent Chin Case

posted by Randall

Ronald Ebens Candlelight vigil 2017

By Corky Lee
Special to AsAmNews

It started on Father’s Day in NYC Chinatown at First Chinese Baptist Church. I organized a free screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy & Renee Taijima.

Chin was beaten and killed with a baseball bat on the night of his bachelor party 35 years ago by … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on What We Can Learn from the Death of Vincent Chin 35 Years Later

What We Can Learn from the Death of Vincent Chin 35 Years Later

posted by Randall

Vincent ChinBy Logan Wilbur
Asian American Life Intern

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the brutal murder of Detroit resident, and Chinese American, Vincent Chin.

There are many similarities in the ways communities rally together around social injustices today, as the Asian American community rallied around the death of Chin over thirty years ago.

On … Read more

Chinese American

Customs Officials May Monitor Social Media of Chinese Visa Holders

posted by Randall

Vincent Pan

Vincent Pan of Chinese for Affirmative Action (Left) joins Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and Electronic Frontier Foundation to oppose Custom’s Proposal Targeting Chinese Visa Holders

By Elena Shore
New American Media

Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders … Read more

East Asian American

Asian American Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit in Police Shooting

posted by Randall
Harue and Eugene Craig

Harue and Eugene Craig

A Japanese American widow who was cowered behind her 86-year old husband as sheriff deputies shot him in their home has filed a wrongful death suit against the Santa Clara County in California’s Silicon Valley.

In court papers obtained by AsAmNews, 90-year-old Harue Craig accuses Deputy Douglas Ulrich of using … Read more


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