Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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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


Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

posted by Randall
Jeff Sessions confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General, despite a long record of racism and acts against immigration reform and voting rights,  sparked heated reactions from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought against … Read more


Blog: America First, Buy America May be the Beginnings of a New Anti-Asian Movement

posted by Randall

Buy American Made in China

By Ed Diokno

America first,” has been the clarion call of President Donald Trump since the early days of candidacy. In his inauguration speech, Trump further clarified his statement to mean “Buy American and hire American.”


As many people have advocated – most notably undocumented Filipino American immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas … Read more


Dorm Doors of Asian Students at Columbia Vandalized

posted by Randall

Columbia UniversityThe mere sight of a non-western Asian name apparently was enough to inspire a vandal to rip off name plates on dormitory doors at Columbia University.
The Bwog reports among the dorms hit have been EC and Shapiro, but there have been others as well. Both foreign students and Asian American students have been … Read more

Asian Americans

100 AAPI Organizations Sign Letter of Resistance vs. Trump

posted by Randall
Women's March in Oakland3

Filipino Americans joined the Women’s March in Oakland, California last Jan. 21.

By Ed Diokno

In a strange way, Donald Trump is uniting us.

The momentum from last weekend’s Women’s Marches across the country and supportive demonstrations around the world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the 60s and … Read more

Asian Americans

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Filipino American

Racist Rant against Filipino American Caught on Tape

posted by Randall

Dexter Manawat racist rantSometimes you need to hold up a mirror to someone before they realize how stupid they really are.
That’s what a Filipino American man in Las Vegas did to his neighbor after she went on a racist rant over a dispute over the raking of leaves.
“Where did I come from?” Manawat asked … Read more

Chinese American

Signs of the Times: Making America White Again

posted by Randall
Islamphobic sign

This sign was posted in a New Mexico business. From KOB

By Ed Diokno

Ominous signs are starting to appear.

On the last day of 2016, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, urged a New Mexico business to remove an anti-Muslim and anti-President Obama sign.

A … Read more

Asian Americans

Chicago Tribune: Korean American Professor Sues for Alleged Discrimination

posted by Brittney Le
Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi

Seung-Whan Choi, an internal relations professor and U.S. citizen born in Korea, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago for alleged race discrimination, reports the Chicago Tribune. The lawsuit states that Choi had filed a complaint in October to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had received … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Fifth Most Viewed Story of Year: The Day A New York Chinese Immigrant Had Had Enough

posted by Randall
Peiyin Shih

Peiyin Shih accused a Dunkin Donut employee of ridiculing her accent

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

(Editor Note: Today we begin our countdown of the top 5 most viewed stories of 2016 on AsAmNews with a look at number 5)

I doubt seriously that what happened to Peiyin Shih at a Dunkin Donut Shop … Read more


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