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.
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
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
The 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.
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
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
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
The 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
The 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.