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Slurs Aimed at Asian Americans Spray Painted onto Connecticut Home

posted by Randall

Guilford, CT racist graffitiResidents in Guilford, Connecticut are reacting with outrage after someone spotted anti-Asian American slurs spray painted on a home there, reports Zip06.

The graffiti was quickly removed after being reported by a resident on Facebook.

“While on my run this morning I saw racial slurs spray painted on a house near downtown,” the post read. … Read more

Blogs

Sports Talk Host Stunned to Learn Oriental is Offensive

posted by Randall
Mike Francesa

Via Twitter

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

This just goes to show you we have a long ways to go in educating people about Asian America.

Sports talk show host Mike Francesa learned while on the air last night that the word oriental is offensive to Asian Americans.

The term has long been associated … Read more

Blogs

Asian Americans Push Back against Asian Privilege

posted by Louis Chan

anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
In the world of some, Asians don’t face racism. Asians haven’t had to struggle. Asians are living in a bed of roses.
 
It’s nothing new. The concept of the model minority has been propagated in … Read more

Campus

Young Asian American Student Harassed by Racists

posted by Randall
Police at Portland Middle School

Police increase patrols near a Portland, Oregon middle school

A school principal confirms an Asian American middle school student was racially harassed by several men in a neighborhood plastered with flyers from White supremacists.

It happened in Portland, Oregon near Hosford Middle School, reports Raw Story.

Oregon Live reports several students witnessed the incident.… Read more

Community Issues

Jun 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Woman’s Shocking Anti-Indian Rant in a New Jersey Store: “Send them BACK!”

Woman’s Shocking Anti-Indian Rant in a New Jersey Store: “Send them BACK!”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Yes it does.jpg

In the wake of a tumultuous election period and an increasingly-polarizing U.S., one can only hope that love wins out over hate and that people treat other people like equals. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in a Sears department store in New Jersey as a woman spewed hate at a Latino family and an Indian … Read more

Chinese American

Chinese Grocery Workers Told to “Go Back to China”

posted by Louis Chan

Frank Hong Facebook videoBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

When you think about it, social media is really a mirror on society.

Unfortunately, sometimes that image isn’t pretty.

Frank Hong says he was shopping at an Asian grocery store in Scarborough near Toronto when a White shopper began berating the employees there for not speaking English.

“Go back … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

University Professor Says Spelling Bee Champ “Not Worthy…Send Her Back.”

posted by Randall

Roxanne Vaughan Facebook post

We’re learning of a blatantly racist remark directed at the 12-year old winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee.

This time it comes from an award winning professor from the University of North Dakota.

WDAZ reports Roxanne Vaughan made the remark on social media after Ananya Vinay of Fresno won the prestigious national competition.

“I’m sure … Read more

Blogs

CNN Anchor Accused of Making Racist Comment to Spelling Bee Champ

posted by Brittney Le
Ananya Vinay

Ananya Vinay
Instagram

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

 

12-year-old Indian American Ananya Vinay spelled the word “marocain” Thursday night to win the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., reports NPR.

Vinay, a sixth grader from Fresno, Calif., has become the 13th Indian American in a row to win the Scripps … Read more

Community Issues

Denver Post Reporter Fired for Offensive Indy 500 Tweet Says He’s Not Racist

posted by Randall

Ousted Denver Post reporter Terry Frei says people can call him an idiot or a moron for his tweet expressing discomfort at a race driver from Japan winning the Indy 500. Just don’t call him racist.

“If you want to call me an idiot, or if you want to call me a moron, … Read more

Campus

College Life: Hazing and Racism

posted by Brittney Le
Kowiak Family

Lianne Kowiak lectures on the dangers of hazing in honor of her son Harrison who died in a hazing incident at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2008.

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Intern

It’s something that usually goes under the radar – college students are told by those who haze them not to talk about it. But what’s … Read more

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