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Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

California Investigating Airbnb Incident

posted by Louis Chan

Dyne Suh

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Investigators in California are looking into a widely publicized alleged incident of discrimination against an Asian American by an Airbnb host.

Dyne Suh of Southern California has filed a formal complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

A video about the incident went viral on social … Read more

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Muslim Women Harassed while in line at Grocery Store and Bank

posted by Louis Chan

Trader Joe's Incident

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Comedian Jeremy McLellan has posted a video on his Facebook page that is anything but funny. It was one of two videos that have surfaced from two different parts of the country showing harassment of Muslims. The other incident took place in Washington state. More on that later.

The … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Muslim American Flight Attendant Sues American for Harassment

posted by Randall

 

By Lasse Fuss

A Muslim American flight attendant is suing American Airlines after accusing co-workers of calling him a terrorist.

NJ.com reports Pakistani American Farkhan Mahmood Shah alleges the airline failed to stop the religious and ethnic harassment despite first reporting it in 2008.

Shah said he began noticing erroneous reports of tardiness and … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asians Win Back Pay in Discrimination Complaint

Asians Win Back Pay in Discrimination Complaint

posted by Randall

PalantirAnalytics and technology company Palantir has agreed to pay $1.7 million dollars in back wages and stock options to settle charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs.

Under the consent decree, the Palo Alto, California based company will also extend job offers to eight people.

“We appreciate Palantir working with us to resolve … Read more

Blogs

Some Still Express Serious Doubts about Victim in Racist Airbnb Incident

posted by Louis Chan

Dyne Suh

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Doubters will be doubters.

I’m likely wasting my time and energy trying to convince those who doubt the story of an Dyne Suh, a Korean American who says she was denied an Airbnb rental because of her race. Suh was told 15 minutes before arriving to the cabin … Read more

Campus

Apr 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Discrimination Complaint by Asian American Student against Idaho State University Moves Forward

Discrimination Complaint by Asian American Student against Idaho State University Moves Forward

posted by Louis Chan
Jun Yu

Jun Yu

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Federal Court in the District of Idaho has handed an Asian American student a legal victory in his discrimination lawsuit against Idaho State University.

The court approved a motion by attorneys for defendant Jun Yu to expand his complaint from three to 18 counts of wrongdoing.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rally to Support Sherry Chen Racial Discrimination Case Tuesday and Wednesday

Rally to Support Sherry Chen Racial Discrimination Case Tuesday and Wednesday

posted by Louis Chan
Sherry Chen

Sherry Chen

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A coalition of more than one dozen Asian American groups is set to demonstrate Tuesday and Wednesday in support of Sherry Chen, a Chinese American fired from her federal job even after spy charges against her were dropped for lack of evidence.

The demonstrations will take place … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Professors file Discrimination Lawsuit Against University of Michigan

Asian American Professors file Discrimination Lawsuit Against University of Michigan

posted by Brittney Le

University of MichiganBoth a former and current faculty member of the University of Michigan  are filing a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination and harassment, reports The Michigan Daily.

The plaintiffs are seeking over $25,000 in damages, claiming that the discrimination they have suffered at the university has led to lost salaries and emotional harm. Scott Kurashige was … Read more

Campus

Feb 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hindu Americans Object to Portrayal of their Religion in California Textbooks

Hindu Americans Object to Portrayal of their Religion in California Textbooks

posted by Randall
Hindu Temple, Dallas, TX

Photo by: Andreas Praefcke – via Wikimedia Commons

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A Hindu American advocacy group filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court last week against public school officials at the California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and several school districts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The

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