Friday 20th October 2017,

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Asian Americans

Study: Asian American Women in STEM Held Back by Stereotypes

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

“Asian people are good at science”.
One might assume that the so-called “model minority” faces no discrimination in the workplace. However, in a white paper from UC Hastings School of Law by Joan William, Rachel M. Korn, and Su Li, this stereotype is challenged.  Asian women in … Read more

Community Issues

Stockton’s Little Manila Center Target of Vandalism in Possible Hate Crime

posted by Sarah Jackson

Vandalism discovered at Little Manila center, a historical site in Stockton, California dedicated to the appreciation of Filipino culture, is being investigated as a hate crime.

According to, “Five of six donated vinyl banners that had been on the windows for the last three years were either ripped off or damaged. … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Two Indicted for Bacon Vandalism Incident at Islamic Center

posted by Randall

Islamic Center VandalismTwo men accused of spraypainting profanity about Allah and leaving strips of bacon around the Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee have been indicted on vandalism charges, reports Newschannel 5.

According to a  federal grand jury indictment, 19-year-old Charles Dwight Stout, III, and 18-year-old Thomas Avery Gibbs both tried to conceal their identities.

The Huffington Read more

Community Issues

Marriott Will Not Cancel Event Held by Anti-Muslim Group

posted by Sarah Jackson


ACT for America, a group considered anti-Muslim by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be allowed to hold its annual two-day conference at the Marriott Crystal Gateway on October 2-3, according to The New York Times.

The Washington Post also reports that civil rights organization Muslim Advocates wrote a letter to the hospitality chain’s Read more


This is America. She is America. We ARE America

posted by Louis Chan

Nydia HanBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

This is America.
Those words have different meaning when used in different contexts.
By itself, its an affirmation in our pride of being called American.
Used in another context, it can also be considered racist.
That’s what Nydia Han, a longtime reporter at ABC6 … Read more


Aug 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.

Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.

posted by Randall
Lydia Li

Lydia W. Li, PhD, of the University of Michigan shown speaking at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. (Zhihong Li/Sing Tao Daily)

A new study has found a connection among Chinese elders between experiencing racial discrimination and the risk of suicide, reports Sing Tao Daily/New American Media.
The study by Lydia W. Li, … 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


Wrecking Ball Destroys Boys Town and a Bit of Japanese American History

posted by Randall

Boys Town

Boys Town photo

A bit of Japanese American history has been turned to rubble to make way for a $1.2 billion entertainment district in Omaha, reports the Omaha World-Herald.
The homes destroyed for the complex were at one time part of Boys Town- an organization in Nebraska dedicated to at-risk boys in need of … Read more


Asian Americans Push Back against Asian Privilege

posted by Louis Chan

anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

In the world of some, Asians don’t face racism. Asians haven’t had to struggle. Asians are living in a bed of roses.
It’s nothing new. The concept of the model minority has been propagated in … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jun 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Students “Harassed” for Wearing Hijab

Muslim Students “Harassed” for Wearing Hijab

posted by Randall

Hajah Bah and Fatmata MansarayTwo Muslim students in Virginia are accusing a school administrator of harassing them because they wore hijabs to school, reports
It was so emotional,” one of them said.
The administrator asked for a note from their parents proving they were wearing the hijab for religious reasons.
“Normally, I don’t wear … Read more


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