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New Report Finds 50 Percent Increase in Anti-Muslim Bias

posted by Len Patel
CAIR documents hate crime in 2016

CAIR News Conference releasing new report on anti-Muslim bias and hate crimes

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent

A new report released this morning entitled The Empowerment of Hate reveals a more than 50 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2016 over the previous year.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations held a news conference this … Read more

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Muslim Women Harassed while in line at Grocery Store and Bank

posted by Louis Chan

Trader Joe's Incident

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Comedian Jeremy McLellan has posted a video on his Facebook page that is anything but funny. It was one of two videos that have surfaced from two different parts of the country showing harassment of Muslims. The other incident took place in Washington state. More on that later.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

posted by Louis Chan

No More Exclusion

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

135 years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a rally will be held this Saturday in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown to say no more exclusion.

A coalition of community groups and activists has organized a Rally for Inclusion fearing what happened 135 years ago … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

South Asian Americans Fear for their Safety

posted by Randall
Indian American leaders

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the Distinguished Indian Americans, in New York on September 27, 2014.

From Silicon Valley to New Jersey, concern is growing among South Asian Americans about their personal safety.

The growing climate of hate that some see as sweeping the country is definitely being noticed by Sikhs, Indian Americans, Muslims, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Play Huge Roles in Stopping Muslim Travel Ban

posted by Randall
Doug Chin

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

Three Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders knocked the White House for a loop when at the 11th hour, they succeeded in blocking the President’s travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries.

The orders by Judge Theodore Chuang from the district of Maryland and Derrick Watson from the district of Hawaii … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

posted by Randall
Tracey Tong

Tracey Tong defended a Muslim couple from a verbal attack. She didn’t know she was being taped.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

What would you do when faced with an act of bigotry?

With all the crazies carrying concealed weapons, would you turn away? Walk away? Or would you dare to get

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Blogs

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Crime

Feb 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Suspected Hate Crimes have both Indian Americans and Muslims on Edge

Suspected Hate Crimes have both Indian Americans and Muslims on Edge

posted by Randall
 Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

The wife of an Indian American allegedly killed  by a gunman in Kansas is decrying the recent rise of hate crimes.

“He was just enjoying his glass of beer,” said Shabina Kavimandan, the wife of Srinivas Kuchibotla who was shot dead at a bar in Kansas in an incident that also left two … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

Trump inspires hate groups, says SPLC report

posted by Randall

Southern Poverty Law Center Year of Hate report

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A year ago, the headline of the report on hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center read “Hate Groups on the Rise.” Sadly, this year’s report concludes that hate groups have risen for the second year in a row.

The rise in the number of hate groups … Read more

Blogs

Jan 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

MLK DAY: Asian Americans and African Americans Have Been Linked in Struggle for Civil Rights.

posted by Randall

Martin Luther King

The Hawaiian leis were a sign of solidarity with Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement


 
By Ed Diokno
 
At this time, when Asian Americans and African Americans are questioning and exploring their relationship in their common struggle for justice and equality, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, we take time … Read more

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