This month marks the 35th anniversary of the brutal murder of Detroit resident, and Chinese American, Vincent Chin.
There are many similarities in the ways communities rally together around social injustices today, as the Asian American community rallied around the death of Chin over thirty years ago.
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A Virginia teen who had been observing Ramadan at a local mosque is believed to have been murdered, reports the Washington Post.
The remains of a body were found in a pond in Fairfax, and … Read more
A Chicago-area man has been charged with making death threats to a Muslim American civil rights leader, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Marvin Meyer of Oak Forest is accused of leaving a threatening phone message on the line of Sufyan Sohel, deputy director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, Chicago.
“You … Read more
A federal grand jury has indicted a Kansas man on hate crime charges in the killing of one man and the injuries of two others, reports the Kansas City Star.
The indictment against Adam W. Purinton, 52, makes him eligible for the death penalty.
Witnesses say Purinton harassed two Indian American bar … Read more
Two men fatally stabbed and another injured who tried to protect two teenage girls from a known White supremacist in Portland, Oregon are being hailed as heroes nationwide by Asian Americans.
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
This is freaking crazy.
How does a disagreement over line jumping turn into racial insults and an assault that sends an Asian man into the hospital?
It happened at the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa, California just this past Sunday.
J Kuva Huyn, … Read more
Anthony Sawina, 26, was convicted of attempted murder and assault for shooting at the men last summer, reported the Star-Tribune.
“We appreciate the jury’s understanding of the egregious harm done by Mr. … Read more
AsAmNews has confirmed with the Modesto Police Department in California’s Central Valley that the murder of a Sikh convenience store clerk last week is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
“We are exploring all possibilities,” said a department spokesperson this morning. “Yes, it is a … Read more
The letter targeted a candidate for selectman just one day before the election.