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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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Huge Spike in Hate Violence Documented

posted by Louis Chan

SAALT 2017 Hate crime report

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new report released yesterday has found a dramatic rise of hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian Americans.

The report from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) found 215 incidents in the one year period ending November 15, 2016. The group says that’s a 34 percent increase … Read more

Asian Americans

President Obama’s Action Putting up Roadblock to Muslim Registry Applauded by Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan
Incarceration camp notice

Talk of a Muslim Registry has brought back painful memories of incarceration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans  are praising a move by President Obama that would make it more difficult for President-elect Trump to set up a Muslim registry.
 
“We stand ready to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Netflix Cancels Marco Polo Teleseries

posted by Randall
Marco Polo

The Asian and Asian American cast of ‘Marco Polo’ will be missed.

By Ed Diokno

The bad news is that the grand, epic Marco Polo teleseries has been cancelled after two seasons. The good news is that a whole host of AAPI actors are now free to sign up for new projects.

Netflix opted to … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Hate Crimes Up. Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump Appointment of White Nationalist

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Crimes
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A new report from the FBI shows 21 percent of the 1263 religious hate crime victims in 2015 were Muslim.

According to ABC News, that’s an increase of 67 percent.

The news came out on one day after President-elect Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon, editor of … Read more

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