Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

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


Coach Mocks Asian American Player During Game

posted by Len Patel

Galileo High SchoolThe baseball coach at Galileo High School in San Francisco has been accused by two parents of screaming at an Asian American player while mocking him with a fake Chinese accent.

The account in the San Francisco Chronicle by columnists Phil Matier and Andy Ross has been substantiated by two parents.

Nakia Kashima, a parent … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sikh Americans Get Some Love

posted by Brittney Le
Gurdwara of Delaware

Photo by TC Davis

The Delaware State Assembly’s two chambers unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month,” reports Tribune India. State Governor John Carney welcomed the notion; he recently met with and pledged help to the Indian American community, which he noted has been suffering from an outbreak of hate … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Professors file Discrimination Lawsuit Against University of Michigan

posted by Brittney Le

University of MichiganBoth a former and current faculty member of the University of Michigan  are filing a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination and harassment, reports The Michigan Daily.

The plaintiffs are seeking over $25,000 in damages, claiming that the discrimination they have suffered at the university has led to lost salaries and emotional harm. Scott Kurashige was … Read more

Asian Americans

Why We Should Pay Attention to the Single Asian Character in Get Out

posted by Takuma Okada

Get Out

Photo from Universal Pictures

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

In a movie almost entirely focused on the modern-day dynamic between Black and White America, there is a lone Asian. Jordan Peele’s new movie, Get Out, has achieved critical acclaim for its use of the horror movie genre to emphasize how relevant anti-black racism … Read more

Asian Americans

Muslim Students Asked “Do you beat your wife?” by Oklahoma Lawmaker

posted by Brittney Le
State Rep John Bennett

State Rep John Bennett

Three Muslim students tried to visit Oklahoma lawmaker John Bennett on Thursday at the State Capitol when they were handed a questionnaire at his office to fill out, which included the question “The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law of all schools say that the husband can beat his … Read more

Asian Americans

Sikh Man Shot After Being Told “Go Back to Your Own Country”

posted by Brittney Le

News conference about murder of Deep Rai

Members of the Sikh community stand behind Kent, Washington Police Chief Ken Thomas about a suspected hate crime

A 39-year-old Sikh man was in his driveway in Kent, Wash., on Friday when he was confronted by a masked man who told him, “Go back to your own country,” before shooting him in the arm, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Quiet Tiny Asian: A Humorous Guide for Asian Women in America

posted by Brittney Le
SJ Son

SJ Son in It’s an Asian Thing

What is it like to be an Asian woman in America? Well, the comedy duo SJ & Ginny created a wonderful video series called Quiet Tiny Asian to show just that, as it features an Asian American woman exposing her baby niece to The Woman’s Guide to Being Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Half-Chinese Author Calls Out Highland Park Students for “Trolling”

posted by Brittney Le
Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford

Best-selling Chinese American author Jamie Ford took to Facebook and his personal website to report how he was treated at Highland Park High School on Thursday as keynote speaker of the town’s literary festival, reports Dallas News. Ford, who debuted in 2009 with Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, … Read more


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