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Mar 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Americans Get Some Love

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

Mar 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Students Asked “Do you beat your wife?” by Oklahoma Lawmaker

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

Feb 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hawaii Republicans Vote to Remove Asian American from Office for Her Opposition to Trump

Hawaii Republicans Vote to Remove Asian American from Office for Her Opposition to Trump

posted by Brittney Le
Beth Fukumoto

Beth Fukumoto

Hawaii State Rep. Beth Fukumoto is considering a switch from the Republican Party after she was removed from her position as Hawaii’s House minority leader earlier this week.
 
Fukumoto told NBC News that she no longer felt she was able to defend the Republican Party and its actions. Fukumoto claims she has … Read more

Community Issues

Dec 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Nichibei: Suspected White Supremacist Infiltrated Los Angeles Nikkei Group

Nichibei: Suspected White Supremacist Infiltrated Los Angeles Nikkei Group

posted by Randall

William Daniel Johnson

William Daniel Johnson

An avowed White nationalist was a member of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles for eight years until he resigned in 2015, reports Nichibei.
 
The revelation remains a controversy a year later with some members accusing the Chamber of covering up the discovery.
 
William Daniel Johnson joined the … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 9, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Chicago Tribune: Chop Chop Chinaman Vandalism Suspect Gets New Court Date

Chicago Tribune: Chop Chop Chinaman Vandalism Suspect Gets New Court Date

posted by ShirleyNLew

Chop Chop ChinamanJeannie Harrell, the woman that scrawled, “F— this hate crime s—,” It’s 2015,” with her lipstick on the window of  Chop-Chop Chinaman Restaurant had her court appearance rescheduled from April 8 to April 28, reports the Chicago Tribune.

In February, Harrell got tired of walking by Chop-Chop Chinaman restaurant in Boystown, IL because she … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Not so Koy

Not so Koy

posted by Randall

By Priyal Patel

 

Jo KoyCurrently on tour, comedian Jo Koy has made his way to San Jose, CA. Koy will be performing this weekend at the San Jose Improv May 8-10. I had a chance to chat with Jo about his work, tour, and what it means to represent the Filipino and Asian American communities … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on 24/7: Chinese American feels wrath of internet for using the term “chinked out”

24/7: Chinese American feels wrath of internet for using the term “chinked out”

posted by Randall

Leehom Wang Fans lashed out at a Chinese American singer, songwriter and actor for using the term “chinked out, ” reports 24/7.

In a post in the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, Leehom Wang wrote “bringing chinked-out to the entire world.”

Wang who is based in Taiwan has built quite a fan base in Asia, but … Read more

Blogs

Apr 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: JACL condemns Colbert Report sketch

Rafu Shimpo: JACL condemns Colbert Report sketch

posted by Randall

Colbert Report The Japanese American Citizens League released a statement this week condemning Stephen Colbert’s “use of racist jokes to make a larger point about bigotry and ignorance,” reports Rafu Shimpo.

In a much publicized episode of the Colbert Report, the comedian and satirist ridiculed Washington’s NFL team owner Dan Snyder for using the much maligned team … Read more

Blogs

Feb 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Yahoo Shine: Mom of adopted girls strikes back at racist comments

Yahoo Shine: Mom of adopted girls strikes back at racist comments

posted by Randall

Kim Kelley Wagner's ChildrenKim Kelley-Wagner adopted two girls from China in 2001 and 2008.

Since that time, Kelley-Wagner has received numerous comments about her girls she considers both offensive and racist, according to Yahoo Shine(Photos from Wagner’s Facebook page).

In response she has taken a series of photos of her girl holding up a white board of … Read more

Blogs

Feb 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Is the term “chop chop” racist?

NPR: Is the term “chop chop” racist?

posted by Randall

Hop SingGet over here, chop chop.

The term chop chop generally means to hurry up, but it’s usually directed towards someone you might consider a subordinate or even subservient.

NPR traced the origins of the term and found it has an Asian root. It comes from the Cantonese word kap which means to make haste.

It … Read more

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