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Asian Americans

Aug 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on New Study Shows Asians More Likely to Be Perceived as American if Overweight

New Study Shows Asians More Likely to Be Perceived as American if Overweight

posted by Nicole Ki
Obesity

Photo by By Gaulsstin

A new study from the University of Washington shows heavier Asian Americans are seen as “more American.”

They may also suffer less prejudice faced by  foreigners than thin Asian Americans.

More than 1,000 college students were shown photos of men and women from different races and of various weight(Asian, black, Latinx, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Steven Yeun: Glenn “Never Got His Fair Due”; Being Asian American in Hollywood

Steven Yeun: Glenn “Never Got His Fair Due”; Being Asian American in Hollywood

posted by Nicole Ki

Steve YeunNine months after the the death of Glenn on the Walking Dead, Steven Yeun has a pointed message for his fans.

Although Yeun is grateful for his time on the series, he felt viewers didn’t realize the importance of Glenn until he died.

“I’ll be honest with you and put a full disclaimer here: I … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Asian American Family’s Home Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

posted by Randall

Minnesota graffiti
 

A Hmong American family in Minnesota heard a sudden knock on their door in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
 
It was their newspaper delivery person alerting them of a horrendous sight.
 
Someone had spray painted the words “chink” in large black letters across their garage door, reported CBS Minnesota
 
Their … Read more

Campus

May 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on False Spy Charges Still Haunt Two Chinese American Scientists

False Spy Charges Still Haunt Two Chinese American Scientists

posted by Randall

Scales of justiceMore than a year after charges were dropped against two Chinese American scientists falsely accused of espionage in two separate cases, both remain haunted by their ordeal.

Their cases were profiled in a CBS 60 Minutes report last night and the two have also given recent interviews to the Wall Street Journal and Philly.com .… Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 9, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Groups Call for Investigation into Racially Motivated Prosecutions

Asian American Groups Call for Investigation into Racially Motivated Prosecutions

posted by Randall

scales of justice2A growing number of prosecutions in the United States against Asian Americans are racially motivated, according to the Committee of 100 and six other national Asian Pacific American organizations.

The groups are asking U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate what they see as a growing trend.

“We write to you today out of a … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Pacific Standard: Big Bird Can’t End Racism Alone

Pacific Standard: Big Bird Can’t End Racism Alone

posted by Randall

Ni HaoA new study has founds shows like Sesame Street with messages of diversity and acceptance have minimal impact on countering racial and ethnic prejudice in young children three to six years old, reports Pacific Standard.

“Despite our vigorous attempts to unearth associations between children’s racial attitudes and their exposure to these types of programs, there … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Veterans Seek Apology for Chemical Gas Experiments

NPR: Veterans Seek Apology for Chemical Gas Experiments

posted by Jason Fong
President Obama signs proclamation awarding Congressional Gold Medal to 442nd and 100th Infantry Batalion

In this White House photo in 2010, Rep Mike Honda joins others in celebrating the signing by President Obama of a proclamation awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to the 442nd and 100th Infantry Batalion.

Lead by Representative Mike Honda, World War II veterans are seeking an apology for the “race-based chemical weapons experiments” conducted on … Read more

Campus

Jul 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Inside Higher Ed: Asian American Professor Wins Discrimination Case

Inside Higher Ed: Asian American Professor Wins Discrimination Case

posted by Randall

University of Massachusetts DartmouthThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ruled that an Asian American professor is owed $200,000 in damages for being denied a promotion based on her race and gender, reports Inside Higher Ed.

Lulu Sun is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

The Commission’s ruling backs an earlier decision by … Read more

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