Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Bad Ass Asians

Vice: Historical Records Wiped Clean of Chinese Miners

posted by Randall
Granite City, BC

Historical marker at Granite City, BC makes no mention of Chinese miners who began working 25 years before the White miners

The contributions of Asians is often excluded from history books.

In parts of British Columbia, its as if these Asians didn’t exist at all.

Vice reports there’s barely a trace of Chinese miners, even … Read more


Justice: Students at Brandeis Lobby New University President for Asian American Studies

posted by Randall
Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Students at Brandeis University didn’t waste a minute pushing a proposal for an Asian American Studies program before the campus’ new president.

Just minutes after the inauguration of Ronald D. Liebowitz as the new president, the Brandeis … Read more

Filipino American

BuzzFeed: 15 Memorable Facts about Filipino American History You Should Know

posted by Randall

Filipino American History BuzzFeed listBy Ed Diokno

Kevin Nadall,  a Buzzfeed contributor, has come up with one of that seemingly never-ending lists, “15 Memorable Facts About Filipino American History You Should Know.

He asked Filipino Americans from all over the country to share what they want the world to know about Filipino Americans.

He got the responses … Read more


Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

posted by Louis Chan
ethnic studies protest, Los Angeles

Protestors in Los Angeles advocate for Ethnic Studies (2014)

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.
The bill becomes effective in the 2020-21 school year, giving … Read more

Chinese American

Fire Threatens Historic Town Chinese Laborers Built in the California Delta

posted by Randall

Locke’s Main Street is only three blocks long (National Park Service photo)

By Ed Diokno
An important piece of Asian American history almost went up in flames last weekend. One of the old wooden buildings in the town of Locke, California caught fire and threatened the entire town of old, wood-frame structures built by

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Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

posted by Randall
200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

UPDATE: Early Friday morning after most people had gone to sleep, the California Instructional Quality Commission rejected a proposal to replace the word “India” with “South Asia” in history books used in California public schools, reports First Post.
The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Huff Post: Story of the Japanese Schindler to Make U.S. Debut

posted by Randall
Toshiaki Karasawa as the Japanese Schindler

Toshiaki Karasawa as the Japanese Schindler

Cellin Gluck

Cellin Gluck

The man known as the Japanese Schindler can finally take his bows in Hollywood.

23 years after the debut of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning movie Schindler’s List, the story of Chiune Sugihara will make its U.S. debut at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on January 31, reports … Read more


NY Times: Crossword Puzzle Tests Your Knowledge of Asian American History

posted by Randall


How well do you know your Asian American history?

The New York Times has come out with a cross word puzzle to test your knowledge.

No cheating, but the answers are here.

Let us know how you do.

I’ve never been a cross word puzzle enthusiast myself, but this one I might just do.… Read more

Community Issues

NY Times: Seller of Japanese American Artifacts from Incarceration Camps Comes Forward

posted by Randall

Japanese American artifactsThe family which put up for auction art work and photographs from the incarceration camps during World War II has revealed themselves for the first time, reports the New York Times.

The auction at Rago in New Jersey abruptly came to a halt after a nationwide outcry from Japanese and other Asian Americans.

“We … Read more

Community Issues

Japanese Americans Stop Auction of Mementos From Incarceration Camp

posted by Randall

Rago AuctionUPDATED APRIL 15: THE AUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELED. Go to Japanese American Facebook page for latest. Link below.

A movement is underway to stop the scheduled auction of art work done by some of those Japanese Americans imprisoned in incarceration camps during World War II and other mementos from that time.

The group Japanese American Read more


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