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Walmart Removes Some Incarceration Photos from Sale

posted by Louis Chan
Walmart Incarceration Wall Art

Despite claims photos of incarceration camps have been removed from sale, this photo remains on Walmart.com

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Japanese American Citizens League says Walmart has agreed to remove photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans from sale, although some photos remain on Walmart.com.

The group contacted the retailer along with … Read more

Campus

Students Demand Diverse Inclusive Course Offerings

posted by Randall
University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

Students at two East Coast universities are demanding a curriculum that reflects their communities and an increasingly diverse country.

The Crimson reports that the Ethnic Studies Coalition, lead by founder and Harvard senior Juhwan Seo, is calling on Harvard to establish a national hub for ethnic studies.

According to the group’s … Read more

Campus

Two Sides of the Affirmative Action Debate in College Admissions for Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryShould test scores and grades be the only criteria for admission into college?

That seems to be the burning question in the debate over affirmative action in college admissions.

By now, you know the arguments.

Johnny had perfect SAT scores and a 4.4 GPA, how could he not be admitted to Harvard when others with … Read more

Campus

Asian Americans’ Image of Mental Resilience Hides Unspoken Stresses

posted by Randall

Campus tour

By Alexis Anderson

One of the most comprehensive efforts to measure comparable rates of psychiatric disorders among different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. found that Asian Americans appear to be paragons of stable mental health.

 

Asian Americans have a 2.1 percent lifetime chance of having a generalized anxiety disorder, according to the … Read more

Campus

Nursing Text Book Stereotypes Asians and other Minorities

posted by Randall

medical school
 
A publishing company is apologizing after being accused of stereotyping Asians, Blacks, Hispanics and other minorities in a nursing text book.
 
Bustle reports the textbook, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I was published in 2015, but recently became controversial when people took to Twitter to point out the stereotyping.
 

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Chinese American

Sep 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Charitable Giving Among Chinese Americans Growing

Charitable Giving Among Chinese Americans Growing

posted by Randall
UC Irvine

John Long donated $6 million to UC Irvine. Photo by By Allyunion

Philanthropic giving by Chinese Americans has increased two times more than the general population, reports KPCC.

The findings from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, the University of California, Irvine’s Long U.S.-China Institute and Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA. found giving increased 418 … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

Survey: Asian American Millennials Don’t See Racism as a Top Three Issue

posted by Randall
anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

Millennials are known to be the most diverse generations in U.S. history.

A new survey from GenForward, however, has found a sharp divide between Blacks, Latinx, Asians and Whites on issues, reported the Washington Post

The survey found on these issues, Asian Americans … Read more

Chinese American

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Racist Graffiti at Community Center Targets Chinese

Racist Graffiti at Community Center Targets Chinese

posted by Randall
West Vancouver Community Centre

West Vancouver Community Centre. Photo by Guilhem Vellut via Flickr Creative Commons

Racist graffiti is bad enough, but this is especially shocking.

Someone scrawled an anti-Chinese slur at the West Vancouver Community Center.

The North Shore News reports the slur was followed by the words “Deserve to die.”

That’s not even the most shocking part.… Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Protest Law Collecting Data in Schooling Districts on Asian Americans

Asian Americans Protest Law Collecting Data in Schooling Districts on Asian Americans

posted by Nicole Ki
Rhode Island State House

Photo by Ad Meskens – via Wikimedia Creative Commons

Asian American students gathered on Thursday to protest a new law in Rhode Island that requires school  districts to collect data on Asian Americans.

Fifty protestors showed up at the State House and questioned why the bill only targets Asian American groups, the Providence Journal reports.… Read more

Campus

Jun 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Graduate Trying to Turn His Life Around Killed by Sheriff Deputy

Graduate Trying to Turn His Life Around Killed by Sheriff Deputy

posted by Randall
Tommy Le

Photo: Career Link

By all accounts from his parents, teachers and friends, Tommy Le had turned his life around.

It’s a mystery to all close to the 20 year old what triggered Le to threaten residents in Burien near Seattle, according to the
Seattle Times.

The threats were so forceful some called 911 to … Read more

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