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Taco Bell Employee Fired for Using Racial Slur

posted by Randall

Taco Bell ReceiptThe Daily Pennsylvania reports that a Taco Bell employee who described an Asian American customer on a sales receipt as “Steve Chink” has been fired.

The incident went viral and attracted lots of media attention from AsAmNews and other outlets after In Young Lee posted about what happened to him on Facebook.

“We do not … Read more

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Teacher Heralded as a Hero in Florida Shooting

posted by Randall
Shanthia Viswanathan

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Photo

Shanthi Viswanathan is known to her algebra students as Mrs. V, a sign perhaps of her popularity.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High teacher has never been more popular after being hailed as a hero by her students who all survived the Florida school shooting.

The Miami Herald reports the quick … Read more

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High School Seeks to Change Anti-Asian Incident into Teaching Moment

posted by Randall

Burlingame High SchoolFour weeks after a racially charged incident at a basketball game, the incident is still reverberating at a high school in a wealthy community south of San Francisco.

Students at Burlingame High are trying to come to grips with their own student sections insensitivity towards Mills High, a predominantly Asian American school in Millbrae.

It … Read more

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Basketball Game Suspended following Racial Taunts

posted by Len Patel

Elder High SchoolA high school basketball game had to be suspended after students began directing racial slurs at an Asian American and African American basketball player in Cincinnati, reports Cincinnati.com.

‘Hey No. 2, open your eyes,'” students from Elder High School are accused of chanting at a multiracial Asian player. “‘Hey, No. 2 can you open … Read more

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Jan 24, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Thai American Duckworth to Become First Sitting U.S. Senator to Give Birth

Thai American Duckworth to Become First Sitting U.S. Senator to Give Birth

posted by Angel Trazo

Tammy DuckworthAfter becoming the first Thai American woman in the Senate, Illinois Democratic representative Tammy Duckworth has checked off another U.S. Senator “first.” Duckworth will be the first U.S. Senator to give birth during her term in the Senate.

Duckworth is one of only ten lawmakers who have given birth while in Congress, PBS reported.

Already … Read more

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Jan 22, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Conservative Indian American Student Receives Threats at Cornell

Conservative Indian American Student Receives Threats at Cornell

posted by Angel Trazo
Neetu Chandak

Neetu Chandak
Via Twitter

Indian American Neetu Chandak, a senior undergraduate student at Cornell University, received threats to her physical safety after expressing conservative views on Fox & Friends on Fox TV.

Fox News explained that the segment in question had aired last year, but resurfaced in light of Chandak’s essay posted on The College Read more

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Jan 22, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Veteran Journalist Ann Curry To Premiere New PBS Series

Veteran Journalist Ann Curry To Premiere New PBS Series

posted by Dana Delacruz
Ann Curry We'll Meet Again

Photo courtesy: We’ll Meet Again

Emmy Award-winning journalist Ann Curry returns to television with six-part series We’ll Meet Again, premiering on PBS tomorrow.

The former Today show co-anchor is the main host and co-executive producer of the documentary series, which recounts the reunions of people who met during pivotal moments in history.

The first Read more

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Jan 20, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Studies at Penn Struggles to Win Support. UW Student Senate Calls for Pacific Islander Studies

Asian American Studies at Penn Struggles to Win Support. UW Student Senate Calls for Pacific Islander Studies

posted by Randall
Asian American Studies at University of Pennsylvania

Photo from University of Pennsylvania

While one ethnic studies program struggles, another potential program has just won support.

The student senate at the University of Washington has voted to support the establishment of a Pacific Islander Studies major, reports The Daily

The resolution was introduced by the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) and the Pacific … Read more

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Jan 18, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Controversy over Asian American Medical Resident Reignites

Controversy over Asian American Medical Resident Reignites

posted by Randall
Eugene Gu

Eugene Gu takes a knee in support of protests by NFL players

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is denying it suspended an Asian American resident because of his political views.

In a story first reported by AsAmNews in November, Eugene Gu was placed on probation after his series of tweets about being bullied in the … Read more

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Jan 17, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Princeton Student Held Prisoner in Iran in Danger

Princeton Student Held Prisoner in Iran in Danger

posted by Louis Chan
Rally for Xiyue Wang

A rally for Xiyue Wang was recently held by his alma mater, the University of Washington

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Xiyuy Wang Rally

On New Year’s Eve, Xiyue Wang spent his 38th birthday in an Iranian prison.

The American citizen and doctoral student from Princeton is serving a 10-year sentence for espionage following his arrest in … Read more

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