Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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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

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

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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Asian Americans

Vietnamese Americans Accuse State of Louisiana of Discrimination

posted by Lisa Dinh
Nail salon

Nail Salon by Tom Hilton

Vietnamese Americans are well known in the nail salon industry. For those who question sanitary standards at these salons, the state cosmetology board inspectors is the government entity responsible for oversight of such criteria.
 
But a group of Vietnamese nail salon owners in Baton Rouge have argued the board … Read more

Asian Americans

Feds Sue Oracle For Giving Preferential Treatment To Indians And White Males

posted by Zara Zhi

By Zara Zhi
AsAmNews Correspondent

The US Department of Labor has launched a lawsuit against Oracle for discriminatory hiring practices. Although the suit alleges that Oracle pays White men more, what’s more interesting is that Oracle as been accused of giving Indian males an unfair advantage when it comes to hiring.… Read more

Chinese American

Signs of the Times: Making America White Again

posted by Randall
Islamphobic sign

This sign was posted in a New Mexico business. From KOB

By Ed Diokno

Ominous signs are starting to appear.

On the last day of 2016, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, urged a New Mexico business to remove an anti-Muslim and anti-President Obama sign.

A … Read more

Asian Americans

Chicago Tribune: Korean American Professor Sues for Alleged Discrimination

posted by Brittney Le
Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi, an internal relations professor and U.S. citizen born in Korea, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago for alleged race discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lawsuit states that Choi had filed a complaint in October to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had received … Read more

South Asian American

Muslim Americans Faced Extra Hurdles to Voting in Swing State Michigan

posted by Louis Chan
Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum is located in Dearborn, Michigan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

One of the swing states that surprisingly swung for Donald Trump in the Presidential election was Michigan where 16 electoral college votes were at stake.

It was also a state where Muslim American voters faced discrimination when trying to … Read more

Asian Americans

Survey Finds Racial Discrimination a Major Concern of Asian American Pacific Islanders Voters

posted by Louis Chan

National Asian American Survey CoverBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A multilingual survey of 2,000 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters found that the economy and jobs, terrorism and racial discrimination are their three most important issues entering the election.

Both terrorism and the economy ranked high in a recent poll of the general electorate as well by the … Read more

Asian Americans

NY Times Comment Section Blows Up Over Racial Insult Hurled at Times Editor

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

 

Whether you’re East Asian or Southeast Asian, you’ve probably been told to “go back to China.”

Most people dumb enough to say something like that aren’t intelligent enough to distinguish between Chinese and Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, … Read more

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