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Indian American/ South Asian American

Poll Finds Americans Have More Favorable Attitudes about Muslim and Arab Americans

posted by Randall

Muslim Americans
 
Some encouraging news for anyone who values racial understanding and diversity.

Journalisms reports that favorable attitudes from Americans about Arabs, Muslims, Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have reached their highest levels in a decade.

A poll of 1514 people conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Arab American Institute found 55 percent of all Americans … Read more

Campus

Civil Rights Investigation Launched Over “You Won’t Feel Like You’re in China” Ad

posted by Randall

Suburban Express AdA shuttle bus company which boasted that its riders “won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses,” is now under a civil rights investigation, reports the NY Post.

Suburban Express has been subpoenaed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in an effort to determine if the company denied services based on … Read more

Campus

Offensive Bus Ad Tells Riders “You Won’t Feel Like You’re in China”

posted by Randall

Suburban Express Ad

A shuttle company is roundly being blasted for an offensive promotional email stating “You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.”

Suburban Express sent the email to advertise its shuttle service between the University of Illinois and various Chicago suburbs offered during the campus’ Christmas break, reported the Chicago Tribune

The … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Racist Postcards Aimed at Asian American Candidates Mailed in School Board Race

Racist Postcards Aimed at Asian American Candidates Mailed in School Board Race

posted by Randall

Edison School Board racist flyer
 
A racist mailer which declares that “Chinese and Indians are taking over our town” has been received by voters in Edison, New Jersey, reports the New York Daily News.
 
The postcards target incumbent school board member Jerry Shi and candidate Falungi Patel.
 
The mailing calls for the deportation of both candidates … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American City Council Candidate Branded with “Foreigner” Label

posted by Randall

Hongbin GuAn undercurrent of racism has surfaced against an Asian American candidate running for City Council in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Hongbin Gu, 49, was barely a month old when her parents were sent to a labor camp during the Cultural Revolution in China. In 1989, she participated in pro-Democracy protests while attending college in Shanghai.… 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

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

posted by Louis Chan

No More Exclusion

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

135 years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a rally will be held this Saturday in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown to say no more exclusion.

A coalition of community groups and activists has organized a Rally for Inclusion fearing what happened 135 years ago … 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

Chinese American

Overwhelming Majority of Asian American Men Surveyed Say They’ve Been Harassed

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Man Study
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A survey of nearly 500 mostly young Asian American men has found 85 percent of the respondents have experienced some form of harassment at school. 35 percent experienced similar harassment in the work place.

The Asian American Man Survey was conducted in October and the results were … Read more

Blogs

Mar 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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