Tuesday 24th January 2017,

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Huge Spike in Hate Violence Documented

posted by Louis Chan

SAALT 2017 Hate crime report

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new report released yesterday has found a dramatic rise of hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian Americans.

The report from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) found 215 incidents in the one year period ending November 15, 2016. The group says that’s a 34 percent increase … Read more

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Asian American Civil Rights Group Rejects Donation from Southwest Airlines

posted by Randall

Southwest AirlinesUpset about what it considers the profiling of South Asian passengers by Southwest Airlines, a civil rights group has terminated its relationship with Southwest.
The move by South Asian Americans Leading Together means the group will lose the airline’s $10,000 donation to its Young Leadership Institute program.
In making its move SAALT pointed … Read more


More Shattered Families

posted by Randall

Immigration rallyBy Rinku Sen
Publisher, Colorlines

(This article is reposted with permission from Colorlines).

When the immigration, criminal justice and child welfare systems collide in a family’s life, deported parents are too often unable to hold on to their children. Five years ago, Race Forward (then the Applied Research Center) released the Shattered Families report, … Read more

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