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California Investigating Airbnb Incident

posted by Louis Chan

Dyne Suh

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Investigators in California are looking into a widely publicized alleged incident of discrimination against an Asian American by an Airbnb host.

Dyne Suh of Southern California has filed a formal complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

A video about the incident went viral on social … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jeremy Lin Talks about Racism on the Basketball Court

posted by Randall

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin is opening up more about the racism he has felt in his basketball career.

Lin told ESPN the racial hatred was worse while he played at Harvard than it is today in the NBA.

“The worst was at Cornell, when I was being called a c—k,” the Brooklyn Nets point guard said in … Read more

Chinese American

Amazon and Walmart Remain Silent on Racist Caricature

posted by Louis Chan
Amazon Stupid Shirt

This t-shirt remains on Amazon’s website

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Two giants in the commerce world have so far not commented about the use of a racist caricature featured on items they sell.

AsAmNews has reached out to both Amazon and Walmart, but have yet to hear back.

Walmart did apparently remove 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

Blogs

Indian American Writer Finds Comfort from James Baldwin after Health Scare

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya
James Baldwin at March on Washiington

James Baldwin at the 1963 March on Washington with actors Charleston Heston and Marlon Brando

by Sudip Bhattacharya

The lump on my left arm grew. Soon, another formed. Skipping breakfast, I rushed to the local clinic. Since I was heading out for a conference in Chicago, I waited about a week for an appointment. Anxiety … Read more

Blogs

Some Still Express Serious Doubts about Victim in Racist Airbnb Incident

posted by Louis Chan

Dyne Suh

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Doubters will be doubters.

I’m likely wasting my time and energy trying to convince those who doubt the story of an Dyne Suh, a Korean American who says she was denied an Airbnb rental because of her race. Suh was told 15 minutes before arriving to the cabin … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

posted by Randall

Thank San Antonio SpursIt was a moment to celebrate, a moment for fans of the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as one.

The Spurs had just defeated the reigning NBA champs, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74.

Simran Jeet Singh, a Spurs season ticket holder was among those fans streaming out of the Arena in a … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Coach Benched After Mocking Asian American Player in San Francisco

Coach Benched After Mocking Asian American Player in San Francisco

posted by Randall

Galileo High School, San FranciscoThe San Francisco Unified School District has confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle that a high school baseball coach has been suspended after being accused of mocking an Asian American player.

Don Papa has been head coach since 2004 at Galileo, a high school with a large Asian American student population.

Papa allegedly used a … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hero in Kansas Hate Crime Shooting Awarded $100K from Indian Americans

Hero in Kansas Hate Crime Shooting Awarded $100K from Indian Americans

posted by Randall

Ian Grillot

Ian Grillot


 
Ian Grillot risked his own life and took bullets in the chest and hand to stop a suspected hate crime in progress in Kansas.
 
The Indian American community has rallied to show their thanks by donating $100,000 to a reward fund set up by the India House  for Grillot that he … Read more

Chinese American

Overwhelming Majority of Asian American Men Surveyed Say They’ve Been Harassed

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Man Study
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A survey of nearly 500 mostly young Asian American men has found 85 percent of the respondents have experienced some form of harassment at school. 35 percent experienced similar harassment in the work place.

The Asian American Man Survey was conducted in October and the results were … Read more

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