Harvard affirmative action lawsuit: Supreme Court effectively delays challenge to school's policies for several months
The challengers to Harvard contend the Ivy League campus holds Asian Americans to a higher standard and essentially caps their numbers. The school counters that it sets no limits for Asian American students and that all applicants are considered individually based on many characteristics. The dispute has been moving through lower courts since 2014 in a case seemingly designed to get the issue back in front of the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court asks Biden administration whether it should hear challenge to Harvard's affirmative action admissions policy that 'discriminated against Asian-American applicants'
The court's conservative majority could end end affirmative action policies used to increase the number of Black and Hispanic students on American campuses The court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on the case, a process that typically takes several months Appeal was brought by a group called Students for Fair Admissions, founded by anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum
An Asian American NYPD officer is speaking out after an endless barrage of racism was hurled at him, and it was captured on camera. The onslaught of hate is enough to make anyone cringe. Within two minutes, the racial slur can be heard echoing through Washington Square Park at least 22 times.
Daryl Doles, who hit two Korean sisters in the head with a cinder block, has been indicted A 50-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with hate crime and attempted murder after he went on a rampage destroying liquor stores owned by Asian Americans. Daryl Doles, who hit two Korean sisters in the head with a cinder block, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged on 22 counts, including four of attempted murder and nine related to acts of hate crime, the prosecutors said.
'You're not even from this country, you ch**k!' Shocking moment man hurls slurs at Asian NYPD officer before yelling 'black people can't be racist'
Video recorded over the weekend shows black man yell ethnic slurs and profanities at Asian-American NYPD officer Incident took place in Washington Square Park in Manhattan, where protesters clashed with police over new 10pm curfew In footage uploaded to Reddit, black man repeatedly calls Asian cop a 'ch**k' and argues that 'black people cannot be racist'
DALY CITY (CBS SF) – A man has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly threatening an Asian American postal worker who was delivering mail in Daly City last week. According to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, the postal worker was outside his United States Postal Service truck on June 5 when he was approached by the suspect.
John Oliver tackled the complicated history of the umbrella term “Asian American” on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, and outlined the caustic toll of the model minority myth, a stereotype “as persistent as it is problematic.” The HBO host first dug into the history and context of the term “Asian American”, an extremely diverse group which comprises 7% of the US population with heritage from over 20 different countries.
Data points to disparities among Asian Americans, a demographic that often is portrayed as monolithic
With the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and violence, a spotlight has been put on the Asian American community. Even I, as a lifelong Asian American, am learning a lot about who we are and where we might go from here. Perhaps it has been a privilege that I haven’t had to live in a constant state of fear.
Several groups in the D.C. area are raising awareness about what it means to be LGBTQ and Asian American. "We exist in so many different ways, and our stories are so important," said Mitch Chan of Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society. The Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society holds social events and provide a support system, letting people simply be themselves.
Dr. Warren Ng, psychiatry medical director at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, says reporting can help a person regain a sense of control after a racist incident. New research sheds light on the mental toll that heightened anti-Asian racism during the coronavirus pandemic has had on the community and how reporting can help.
© Samantha Lee/Insider Samantha Lee/Insider White House Liaison Erika Moritsugu, appointed a month ago, is advising Biden on AAPI outreach. In an exclusive, she said she's addressing racism, sexism, and diversity within the AAPI community. Mortisugu's lived experience as an Asian American is also informing her work for Biden and Harris.
Asian American, Pacific Islander community looks for public office wins after year of racism, hate crimes
The record engagement from Asian Americans in 2020 can be attributed in part to the anti-Asian rhetoric of Trump’s White House and other actions his administration took on immigration and other policies, Nikore told USA TODAY. Now, organizations focused on electoral engagement for that community want to harness that momentum and see more Asian Americans run for office at the local, state and federal level.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An Asian American female San Francisco police officer was taken to the hospital for treatment after she was assaulted in Chinatown — an attack captured on surveillance video. The incident took place on Friday. A law enforcement source says the 911 caller who reported him as a disturbance that day had called the day prior, stating that the suspect said “I specialize in killing Asian people.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois is poised to become the first state to require Asian American history be taught in public schools after a bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Friday amid growing national concerns about anti-Asian hate and discrimination. The final version of the measure cleared the state House, 108-10, after it passed the Senate unanimously last week.
BOSTON (CBS) – Many families were on Boston Common Monday, standing in solidarity against Asian hate. The recent rise in violence fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic weighs heavily on their minds and hearts, as they’re forced to have painful conversations. “When she’s at a playground and someone calls her the China virus or tells her doesn’t belong, that she understands how to stand up for herself and understands to be proud of who she is,” Tien-Tien Chan said.
A bill that would require Asian American history lessons be taught in Illinois schools cleared the final hurdle in the state legislature on Monday, and will now head to the governor's desk for signature. The legislation also says the state superintendent of education can prepare and make available instructional materials for all school boards that can be used as a "guideline" for developing units of instruction.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi stands on the steps of town hall with the United Asian Voices of West Orange organization. Members of the Township Council, the mayor and other town residents came out in support of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The brief ceremony was held on May 24, when a town proclamation was signed and read by Parisi.
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I recently read Bailey Hwang's article on Asian representation in United States history classes. I myself am an Asian American with a white father and a Korean mother who immigrated to the United States from South Korea at a young age. Growing up, I had faced different forms of racism, such as being made fun of for the ethnic foods I brought to school or for the shape of my eyes.
Juratovac, a 23-year veteran of the fire department, is the first female, Asian-American and LGBTQ assistant chief. Her complaint, filed in San Francisco Superior Court Monday, alleges a culture of corruption, homophobia and sexism prevalent within the fire department, creating a “good old boys” mentality.