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Asian Americans

No Holiday Joy in San Francisco Bay Area after Racist and Homophobic Incidents

posted by Louis Chan

Parking argument in SF
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

How is this kind of crap still happening?

Not one, but two racist incidents have surfaced via social media.

Both happened in the San Francisco Bay Area where you’d think people would have a greater understanding of inclusion and diversity.

The first incident reported by YOMYOMF occurred at … Read more

Asian Americans

High Number of Asian Americans Say They Face Discrimination

posted by Randall

NPR Asian American Survey

A poll of a representative sample of 500 Asian Americans found a significant number in the community say they have personally experienced discrimination.

The survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is part of a larger survey of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, … 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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hero in Kansas Hate Crime Shooting Awarded $100K from Indian Americans

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

Campus

Mar 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: Florin JACL Demands School Accountability for Racist Incident

Rafu Shimpo: Florin JACL Demands School Accountability for Racist Incident

posted by Randall

McClatchy High SchoolThe Florin Chapter of the Japanese American Citizenship League is demanding accountability in the wake of a racist incident at a girl’s high school basketball game in Sacramento between McClatchy and Oak Ridge.

In a letter published in Rafu Shimpo from the Florin JACL and sent to the El Dorado Union High School District in … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Why Court of Appeals Take on Racist Name is Wrong

posted by Randall

Slants

By Ed Diokno

Racist names have been deemed OK by a ruling rendered by federal appeals court last week. A case involving an Asian American rock band that called itself The Slants, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the band can call itself whatever it wants based on the First … Read more

Community Issues

Jun 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Inquirer: New American Apparel CEO to Meet with Filipino American Group about Slurs

Inquirer: New American Apparel CEO to Meet with Filipino American Group about Slurs

posted by Randall
Dov Charney

Dov Charney

The new Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel has promised to meet with a community group about the offensive remarks the company’s founder and former CEO Dov Charney is accused of making about Filipinos, reports the Inquirer.

A company investigation found that Charney told some workers they were “Filipino pigs…with your faces in … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Vietnamese Americans at University of Michigan racially harassed by rival fans. ht @Ecaasu

posted by Randall

University of MichiganTwo Vietnamese American students from the University of Michigan wore their school colors proudly during the  rivalry game against Michigan State University.

But they say it wasn’t their school’s maize & gold  that bothered some MSU fans, but the color of their skin.

The back and forth with opposing fans one would ordinarily expect at … Read more

Top Story

Sep 20, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on NW Asian Weekly: Coalition Backs Fired Asian American Police Chief

NW Asian Weekly: Coalition Backs Fired Asian American Police Chief

posted by Randall

Scales of justiceThe Asian Pacific Directors Coalition has voted to support fired Medina, Washington police chief Jeffrey Chen in his lawsuit against the city, reports NW Asian Weekly,

Chen has worked in the past with APDC to combat the problem of Asian and Pacific American street gangs in the 1990’s.

The former police chief alleges in … Read more

Community Issues

Los Angeles Times: Aaryn Gries Mom Apologizes for Daughter’s Slurs

posted by Randall

Aaryn Gries with Julie ChenThe mother of controversial Big Brother house guest Aaryn Gries is apologizing for the slurs and offensive remarks her daughter blurted out on the reality program, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Elizabeth Owens sent a statement to the Times saying the remarks don’t reflect on the way she and her husband raised their daughter.… Read more

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