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May 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

posted by Len Patel
Muslims

Muslim students make up 10 percent of New York City public schools.

By Len Patel

President Trump pointedly failed to recognize the contributions of Muslims in America in his speech to leaders of 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia Sunday.

Apparently making nice to Muslims around the world does not include those that live in … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala Harris on Pod Save AmericaA sold out live presentation of the popular podcast Pod Save America took the stage on Saturday in San Francisco with special guest star Sen. Kamala Harris, reports CBS San Francisco.

“Pod Save America” is a political podcast hosted by four former Obama administration staffers who discuss the latest news in politics, and, since … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian American Muslim Comedian Hasan Minhaj Roasts Trump at Correspondents’ Dinner

Indian American Muslim Comedian Hasan Minhaj Roasts Trump at Correspondents’ Dinner

posted by Brittney Le

Hasan Minhaj

A notable absence at the first White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner of Donald Trump’s presidency? – The president himself.

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj capitalized on this opportunity right as he took the stage, even though Jeff Mason, president of the White House correspondents group, said Minhaj wasn’t chosen to “roast the President in … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Trump’s Executive Order on H1B Visas Affecting Indian IT Workers

posted by Jiayi Sun

H1B Visa

President Trump’s executive order cracking down on the use of H1B visas could greatly affect Indian workers.

According to The Indian Panorama, about 70 percent of the 85,000 H1B visas handed out each year go to people from India. H1B visas are used to hire foreign employees for highly skilled jobs which could not … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Community Disturbed by Trump Immigration Policies

Asian Community Disturbed by Trump Immigration Policies

posted by Jiayi Sun
Donald Trump

Photo by Gage Skldmore

U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have not only affected the Latino community, but have also affected Asians greatly. 

Immigrants from Asian countries such as China, India, the Philippines and South Korea comprise the second largest immigrants group in the U.S.— 1.5 million — according to government figures and researchers.

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Bad Ass Asians

Apr 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese Americans Stand in Solidarity with Muslim Americans, Speak Out against Discrimination and Incarceration Camps

Japanese Americans Stand in Solidarity with Muslim Americans, Speak Out against Discrimination and Incarceration Camps

posted by Takuma Okada
Islamphobia protest sign

Photo from New American Media

Members of the Japanese American community are organizing against President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban  .

Jo Ann Ota Fujioka, Ph.D, is a survivor of the incarceration camps and lives in Denver, CO, where Governor Ralph Carr was the only state governor to oppose Executive Order 9066, the policy that called … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing to Quit Job

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi

Preet Bharara was fired after refusing to quit his job as federal prosecutor by the Trump administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked 46 federal prosecutors to submit their resignations. Bharara tweeted this yesterday after receiving the news.

 

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Asian Americans

Indian-Origin NASA Scientist Detained and Forced to Unlock Phone

posted by Cathy Sun
Sidd Bikkannavar

NASA employee Sidd Bikkannavar is seen on the right in this picture from his Facebook page.

An Indian American who works for NASA says he was detained at the U.S. border during his return trip to the U.S. from South America four days after President Trump issued his now stalled Muslim ban.

Sidd Bikkannavar, 35, … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
 
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

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