Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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Chinese American

Signs of the Times: Making America White Again

posted by Randall
Islamphobic sign

This sign was posted in a New Mexico business. From KOB

By Ed Diokno

Ominous signs are starting to appear.

On the last day of 2016, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, urged a New Mexico business to remove an anti-Muslim and anti-President Obama sign.

A … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

posted by Randall

SwastikaThe NAACP is condemning the recent spike in hate crimes against Muslims and Blacks following the election of Donald Trump.

In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.

The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”

“The slogan “Make American … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

WTHR: Indian American Hit by Vulgar Graffiti

posted by Randall

graffiti-in-indianaAn Indian American woman fears she’s been targeted by vulgar graffiti vandals who left lewd spray painted pictures of male private body parts on her home , reports WTHR.

Deepali Patel of Greenwood, Indiana says police dismissed the incident as a harmless high school prank, but she thinks this is much worse.

Someone spray … Read more

Community Issues

Enquirer: Going from Citizen to Enemy

posted by Randall

From Citizens to EnemyMembers of the Japanese American community joined with Muslims and Sikhs in the Cincinnati area to draw parallels between the current climate faced by South Asian Americans with that felt by Japanese Americans during World War II.

The symposium this past weekend entitled From Citizen to Enemy was sponsored by the Cincinnati chapters of the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Japanese and Muslim Americans Wrap Up Journey to Manzanar

posted by Louis Chan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Carol Lin was among the ambassadors who lead the Manzanar Pilgrimage in 2015

Dozens of Japanese American and Muslim Americans are scheduled to wrap up their three day weekend pilgrimage to Manzanar today.

They are visiting the site of one of ten incarceration camps where 120,000 Japanese Americans were … Read more

Community Issues

Investigation reopened into Attack on Sikh Bus Driver in L.A.

posted by Randall

Balwinder Jit SinghAn investigation has been reopened in an attack on a Los Angeles bus driver who was repeatedly called a “suicide bomber” and “terrorist.”

The attack on Balwinder Jit Singh in November happened during his regular route. A passenger was charged with misdemeanor assault, but under pressure from the Sikh Coalition, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department … Read more

Community Issues

Blog: The Meaning behind President Obama Planned Visit to a Mosque in the U.S.

posted by Louis Chan

Islamic Society of Baltimore

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Every respectable journalist in the country knows that President Obama is Christian.

Most educated voters also know that.

But facts be damned. This hasn’t stopped opponents of President Obama to spread falsehoods that he is Muslim.

According to the Washington Post, recent polls show 45 percent of Republicans … Read more

Chinese American

#DearNextPresident Launched by Fusion

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

Using the hashtag #DearNextPresident, the news website Fusion has launched a video series, hashtag campaign, and user-generated social project,  built around the idea that everyone—especially young voters—should have a voice in telling America’s next president about their most pressing concern or issue going into the next four years.

To start the project, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

KABC: Muslim American Woman Escorted Out by Police after Standing Up to Trump

posted by Randall
Rose Hamid

Rose Hamid

A Muslim American woman showed a lot of spunk standing up in the middle of a boisterous rally for Donald Trump in South Carolina.

KABC reports 56-year-old Rose Hamid, wearing a t-shirt that read “salam, I come in peace” along with a yellow star that simply said “Muslim,” stood up in the crowd … Read more

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