Thursday 22nd February 2018,

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Taco Bell Employee Fired for Using Racial Slur

posted by Randall

Taco Bell ReceiptThe Daily Pennsylvania reports that a Taco Bell employee who described an Asian American customer on a sales receipt as “Steve Chink” has been fired.

The incident went viral and attracted lots of media attention from AsAmNews and other outlets after In Young Lee posted about what happened to him on Facebook.

“We do not … Read more

Chinese American

Customer Called “Chink” by Fast Food Cashier

posted by Randall

Taco Bell Receipt

This has happened so often it’s become a pattern.

This time it was Taco Bell. Other times it has been some other outlets.

A medical student from the University of Pennsylvania had to look twice after he noticed on his receipt that he had been identified as Steve Chink.

In Young Lee said on his … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Gunman to Sikh: “I Hate Turban People”

posted by Randall
Gurjeet Singh and family

Gurjeet Singh and Family
Sikh Coalition photo

Police are investigating accusations from an Uber driver that a passenger put a gun to his head, reports WQAD.

“I hate Turban people,” Gurjeet Singh quoted his passenger as saying.

Singh says the passenger began questioning him about his citizenship status, even asking him “Do you serve … Read more

Campus

High School Seeks to Change Anti-Asian Incident into Teaching Moment

posted by Randall

Burlingame High SchoolFour weeks after a racially charged incident at a basketball game, the incident is still reverberating at a high school in a wealthy community south of San Francisco.

Students at Burlingame High are trying to come to grips with their own student sections insensitivity towards Mills High, a predominantly Asian American school in Millbrae.

It … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sports Talk Host Suspended After Using Faux Asian Accent

posted by Randall

Christian FauriaA sports talk host on a Boston radio station has been suspended for five days after impersonating sports super agent Don Yee with a fake Asian accent.

The real Yee is Chinese American and speaks with no accent at all.

Christian Fauria is a former New England Patriot who works for WEEI FM.

Yee represents … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jeremy Lin Makes Racist Troll Disappear

posted by Randall

Jeremy LInJeremy Lin has left a lot of defenders in the dust over in his career.

Now he’s showing even while injured, he can put on some pretty slick moves.

Lin called out a racist troll on Twitter who called him the “C” word, a “ch*nk.”

Read more

Campus

Basketball Game Suspended following Racial Taunts

posted by Len Patel

Elder High SchoolA high school basketball game had to be suspended after students began directing racial slurs at an Asian American and African American basketball player in Cincinnati, reports Cincinnati.com.

‘Hey No. 2, open your eyes,'” students from Elder High School are accused of chanting at a multiracial Asian player. “‘Hey, No. 2 can you open … Read more

Asian Americans

New York State Senate Staffer Suspended After Instagram Post Surfaces

posted by Randall
Daiquan Frasier

Screen shot via NY Post

A just surfaced Instagram post showing children pulling their eyes back in a mocking gesture of Asians has gotten a staffer for a New York State Senator suspended, reports the New York Post.

Daiquan Frasier is the community coordinator for Senator Brian Benjamin. He posted a photo in 2016 … Read more

Asian Americans

“Unfair & Ugly” sitcom questions South Asian Muslim communities’ stereotypes, taboos, and expectations

posted by Khalid Mohammed

Immigrant Neighborhood

First-generation Indian and Pakistani Americans, Yumna Khan and Nida Chowdhry, have created a six-episode dramedy, Unfair & Ugly, to challenge taboos that prevail in Muslim South Asian culture, reports The News on Sunday.

Unfair & Ugly is a phrase-twist on the skin-bleaching creams like Fair & Lovely which are incessantly marketed to desi … Read more

Asian Americans

Discrimination Complaint Settled against Houston Bar

posted by Randall

GaslampA bar in Houston accused of keeping out Asian Americans and other people of color has settled a discrimination complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney Generals office, reports ABC13.

The Gaslamp Bar which has since changed its name to 360 Midtown was accused of only charging an admittance fee to minorities and unfairly enforcing … Read more

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