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Asian American Health Workers Fight Virus and Racist Attacks

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have faced harassment and attacks in many settings during the pandemic.
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Less than 1% of US elected leaders are Asian American, despite making up more than 6% of the US population

In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Less than 1% of elected leadership in the US are members of the AAPI community. But AAPI individuals make up more th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Kamala Harris, Carter, Calif, Pacific Islanders


Facebook on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: ‘See Us, Hear Us’

Facebook is marking Asian American and Pacific islander Heritage Month by showcasing the diversity within that group while raising awareness of issues faced by that community. New spot "See Us, Hear Us" is part of the social network's ongoing "More Together" campaign, and it will run on-platform throughout the month of May. It was developed...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Diversity, Pacific, Pacific Islanders, Heritage Month, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion


Anti-Semitic incidents in California remain at historic high

California has witnessed a 40% increase in anti-Semitic hate incidents over the past five years despite a 12% decrease in such incidents in 2020, according to an annual report released by the Anti-Defamation League. The national organization released its “2020 ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents” Tuesday, April 27, the second anniversary of a shooting at the Chabad of Poway, where a self-proclaimed white supremacist fired shots inside the synagogue on the last day of the Jewish Passover holiday,...
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How surge in hate crimes is pushing Asian Americans to stand up for mental health

In late March, Jackie Vu posted a typewritten, racist letter sent anonymously to her family’s nail salon in Riverside. She said she posted the letter not to draw attention to the business or how her family was affected, but to make the point that racism of any form is unacceptable. “It’s 2021. I don’t have time to figure out why we still hate each other, or worry about my neighbors hating me because I’m Asian,” said the 32-year-old co-owner of Top 10 Nails & Spa. “The only thing people can’t tak...
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Anti-Asian hate crimes bill passes Senate with bipartisan support

The bill comes amid an alarming increase in reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific IslandersThe US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, marking a bipartisan denunciation of the violence that has come into sharp focus during the coronavirus pandemic.The Senate passed the anti-Asian hate crimes bill on Thursday in a vote of 94 to 1, after Democrat Mazie Hirono worked with some of he...
Tags: Senate, Race, US news, US politics, US Senate, Hate Crime, Pacific Islanders, Mazie Hirono, Pacific IslandersThe US Senate


Senate passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill 94-1

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate passed with a wide bipartisan majority Thursday a bill denouncing discrimination against Asian communities in the United States, and create a new position at the Justice Department to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes. The vote was 94 to 1. The lone vote in opposition was from Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. The bill would also direct the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to issue guidance raising awareness of hate...
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$100 million pledge aims to support Asian American, Pacific Islander groups

The California Endowment has committed $100 million over the next decade to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations across the state — including many grassroots organizations in Southern California — in an effort to help them expand their infrastructure to advance health equity, racial justice and solidarity across racial groups. The commitment doubles the foundation’s investments in AAPI-led organizations from $5 million to $10 million a year, and is a response to the recent sp...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, United States, North America, Orange County, Orange, Race Relations, Philanthropy, Pacific, Social Justice, Nonprofits


‘Government-sanctioned racism’: Pasifika in New Zealand call for apology for Dawn Raid policy

Pacific Islanders want an official apology from the government over the 1970s policy and paths to residency for overstayersClinton Edward Hewett may have only been five years old at the time, but there’s a morning in 1974 that he can recollect in astonishing detail.At 4am in his peaceful cul de sac in Mangere, South Auckland, he remembers being woken by crying on the street, flashing blue lights, and pounding knocks on the door. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Pacific Islanders, Pasifika, Edward Hewett, Mangere South Auckland


We Are Not Invisible

On March 16, eight innocent lives were taken in violent shootings in Atlanta. On March 29, many saw a 65-year-old Filipina American woman be brutally assaulted as onlookers stood by and did nothing. Another assault was also captured on video on a New York City subway train as an Asian American man was assaulted to the point of unconsciousness. This occurred on a train with a number of other passengers, also doing nothing. Seeing these acts against other members of the Asian American and Pacific ...
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It is time America takes Asian American policy concerns seriously

People demonstrate against anti-Asian violence and racism on March 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images The increase in violence against Asian Americans has sparked awareness about anti-Asian racism. This is the moment for the AAPI community to push for policy goals such as data disaggregation. As an influential voter block, Asian Americans must be taken seriously politically and socially. Amitoj Singh is a New York based journalist who has previously been Princi...
Tags: New York, Congress, Senate, White House, India, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Manhattan, Department Of Justice, Biden


Nearly 2,000 New Yorkers have signed up to voluntarily escort Asian Americans to their destination amid hate crimes

Demonstrators march during a protest against Asian hate on Times Square in New York, the United States, March 20, 2021. Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images About 1,800 New Yorkers are volunteering with SafeWalks to escort Asian Americans from a public area. The volunteers signed up in response to a surge in anti-Asian violence across both New York and the US. Most recently, a 65-year-old Asian woman on Monday was assaulted in broad daylight on a New York ...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, United States, Chinatown, Times Square, San Bernardino, Hate Crimes, Elliot, Pacific Islanders, California State University, Center for the Study of Hate, Woodstock Georgia


March in El Monte takes aim at anti-Asian violence and hate

With violence directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders rising across the country, a group in El Monte is marching on Saturday, April 3, to make people aware of how to combat and report it. A recent study released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, showed that hate crimes targeting Asians rose from seven to 16 in Los Angeles. Police department statistics show that hate crimes directed at Asians in the United States rose 150% ...
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New survey shows Asian Americans perceived as ‘perpetual foreigners’ in U.S.

Asian Americans are perceived as “perpetual foreigners” regardless of how long they or their families have lived in the United States, according to results of a survey released by AAPI Data and SurveyMonkey on Tuesday, March 30. AAPI Data, which publishes demographic data and policy research about the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, launched the survey soon after eight people, including six women of Asian descent, died in three March 16 shootings at Asian-owned spas in Atla...
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Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NYC

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and KAREN MATTHEWS NEW YORK (AP) — A vicious attack on an Asian American woman near New York City’s Times Square is drawing widespread condemnation and raising alarms about the failure of bystanders to intervene amid a rash of anti-Asian violence across the U.S. A lone assailant was seen on surveillance video Monday kicking the 65-year-old woman in the stomach, knocking her to the ground and stomping on her face, all as police say he shouted anti-Asian invectives at her. The ...
Tags: New York, Instagram, New York City, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, SEIU, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Times Square, Karen Matthews, Shea, Pacific Islanders


Donations for Asian American Groups Surge After Killings

Asian American and Pacific Islanders groups have seen a spike in donations and contribution pledges since the shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent.
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Supporting our AAPI employees in their time of crisis

The stats are jarring, disturbing, and scary. During the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been nearly 3,800 reported anti-Asian hate incidents, including shunning, slurs, and physical attacks. That number represents a stunning 46 percent increase over the prior year, and still just a small percentage of the actual number that has occurred. These incidents culminated last week in Robert Aaron Long shooting and killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlor.Your AAPI (Asi...
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Democrats plan Senate action on hate crimes, voting rights

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are vowing action on several of their top priorities in April, including strengthening hate crime laws to include Asian Americans and restoring voting rights protections to combat minority voter suppression. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday announced steps the chamber will take after a two-week break, starting with a Senate vote on hate crimes legislation to give local law enforcement more resources to pro...
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What's this mysterious penis-shaped island in the Pacific Ocean?

According to such reputable sites as The Sun and news.com.au, a 50-year old Michigan woman named Joleen Vultaggio recently "discovered" a big ol' dick while perusing Google Maps. Vultaggio is a self-proclaimed "Google Earth Superfan" who is apparently part of a Facebook community for people who just … peruse Google Maps in hopes that they might stumble on some random phallic landmass, I guess. — Read the rest
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Duckworth, Hirono won't vote on 'non-diversity' Biden nominees over lack of Asian American representation

President Joe Biden's 15-member Cabinet does not include any Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, though recently confirmed Trade...
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Supporting The Asian And Pacific Islander Community

Airbnb's mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere, and racism in any form stands in the way of this mission. We denounce all forms of racial discrimination against the Asian and Pacific Islander community, including the rise in anti-Asian xenophobia during the pandemic and the targeted, racist hate crime in Atlanta. While violence towards this community has increased during the pandemic, discrimination towards Asian and Pacific Islanders has been a longstanding and gl...
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LA-area groups stage events, urge end to anti-Asian bias, violence

Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and the Korean American community held a car caravan rally in Koreatown to oppose the recent rise of attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, March 19, 2021. The Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate rally comes after a deadly shooting in Atlanta, GA left eight people dead, six of which were identified as Asian women. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Korean American Fede...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Community, Associated Press, Hate Crime, Lapd, Social Justice, Eric Garcetti


Biden, Harris offer solace, denounce racism in Atlanta visit

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JEFF AMY and ZEKE MILLER ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on Friday, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. Addressing the nation after a roughly 80-minute meeting with Asian American state legislators and other leaders, Biden said it was “heart-wrenching” to listen to ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, China, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


‘What The Hell Is Wrong With Us’: Newsom Reflects On California History Of Anti-Asian Bigotry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday the bigotry and violence sparking fear in Asian-American communities “infuriates” him and that it is incumbent on everyone to combat it, reflecting on California’s historic role in perpetuating discrimination against Asians. “What the hell is wrong with us?” Newsom asked. Newsom, a Democrat, spoke alongside Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. He was joined by a leader ...
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Biden, Harris offer solace, denouce racism in Atlanta visit

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JEFF AMY and ZEKE MILLER ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta on Friday, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. Addressing the nation after a roughly 80-minute meeting with Asian American state legislators and other leaders, Biden said it was “heart wrenching” to listen to ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, China, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kamala Harris, Miller


US reaches 100m Covid vaccine milestone six weeks early as Fauci urges vigilance – live

Biden team says US administered 100m vaccine shots in just 58 daysFauci says US must remain on alert as Covid cases remain highBiden and Harris meet Asian American leaders in AtlantaFBI releases Capitol footage as it seeks to identify 10 suspects 6.15pm GMT It’s been a lively morning in US political news so far, and we’ll have more for you in the coming hours. For details on the aftermath of the shootings in Atlanta and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s visit there, please follow our special liv...
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Asian Americans grieve, organize in wake of Atlanta attacks

By TERRY TANG Asian Americans were already worn down by a year of pandemic-fueled racist attacks when a white gunman was charged with killing eight people, most of them Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage businesses. Hundreds of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders turned to social media to air their anger, sadness, fear and hopelessness. The hashtag #StopAsianHate was a top trending topic on Twitter hours after the shootings Tuesday evening. “I think the reason why people are feeling so...
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California Adopts First Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum For High Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism, the California State Board of Education on Thursday approved the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools, saying the teaching of discrimination and oppression has never been more important. After an eight-hour public meeting Thursday, board members voted unanimously, 11-0, to approve the curriculum in hopes will become a model for other states to follow. Educators and civil r...
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Police ignored the role of race and gender in the Georgia shootings. Here's what Asian advocates in Atlanta are saying about it

Lijing Zhao lays a bouquet of flowers outside a spa where four people were shot and killed on March 17, 202. in Acworth, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Georgia activists have mobilized to help the families of six Asian women killed on March 16. The attack has forced a conversation over misogyny and hypersexualization directed at Asian women. Georgia officials came under fire for accepting the alleged shooter's narrative of the attack. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, miss out on vaccine; Kakaako Makai condos die; Honolulu trains have defective wheels, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian family man ©2021 All Hawaii News Only 8.8% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have received COVID vaccine, DOH says. Three months into Hawaii’s vaccination campaign, only 8.8% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have received immunizations though they represent more than 40% of COVID-19 cases in the islands. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.Bill that would bar suspension of public records requests during emergency ...
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