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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

Campus

Asian American Medical Resident on Probation after Alleging Workplace Harassment

posted by Louis Chan

Eugene Gu

An accomplished and outspoken medical resident at Vanderbilt University in Nashville told AsAmnews he’s on probation following a series of tweets about ” bullying” at the university’s Medical Center.

On November 7, Gu tweeted about an incident he says happened earlier this year involving a fellow resident.

Read more

Campus

Justice Department Aggressively Pursuing Discrimination Complaint Against Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardHarvard University has agreed to turn over documents requested by the Justice Department in its investigation of alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants, reports the New York Times.

The confidential documents contain both applicant and student records. The university agreed to turn them over if the DOJ reviewed them only at the offices of … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Police Officers Sue for Discrimination

posted by Randall

San Gabriel Police Department

A group of veteran police officers in San Gabriel near Los Angeles is suing the department for discrimination, according to KTLA.

Allen Sam, Wei “Gilbert” Lee, Sunny Kim, Vy Van and Nhat Huynh accuse fellow officers and police personnel of using racial slurs and carrying out acts of racial harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

All … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on City of Vancouver to Formally Apologize for Discrimination Against Chinese

City of Vancouver to Formally Apologize for Discrimination Against Chinese

posted by Randall

Vancouver Chinese historical picture

Photo from University of British Columbia


 
The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously this week to apologize for the discrimination faced by Chinese in the city.
 
The Vancouver Courier reports the city will host a major event in April to acknowledge the city-sponsored racist policies instituted between 1886 and 1947.
 
“My mother, Vivian … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Indian Suing Accenture for Discrimination

Muslim Indian Suing Accenture for Discrimination

posted by Sarah Jackson
Accenture

By Vanray via Wikimedia Commons

Consulting firm Accenture is facing a discrimination lawsuit brought forth by a Muslim Indian employee. Mohammed  Ali claims that, despite his excellent performance at the company, he was demoted and received a lower salary and no annual bonus based on his religion and race, according to Bloomberg.

Ali adds … Read more

Community Issues

Oct 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Groups condemn Southwest Airline’s treatment of Muslim passenger

Groups condemn Southwest Airline’s treatment of Muslim passenger

posted by Gabi Wy
Southwest Airlines

Photo by By MamaGeek

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), joined 30 other national and local civil rights organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in condemning Southwest Airlines’ treatment of pregnant Muslim American professor Anila Daulatzai, in September.

In a letter to Southwest Airlines and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA) last week, Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study: Asian American Women in STEM Held Back by Stereotypes

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

Oct 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Stockton’s Little Manila Center Target of Vandalism in Possible Hate Crime

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 Recordnet.com, “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

Oct 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Two Indicted for Bacon Vandalism Incident at Islamic Center

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

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