Category Archives: Current Events

US Attorney General urged to move faster on Federal Anti-Asian Hate Law

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) sent this letter (a portion shown above) to US Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for faster action on implementing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.  They specifically ask for speeding up implementation … Continue reading

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Sunisa Lee’s Journey to win the Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics

In case you missed it, Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American from Minnesota, won the Gymnastics All Round medal at the Tokyo Olympics.  After Simone Biles withdrew, the pressure was intense on the 18 year old to continue the United States … Continue reading

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Asian American Olympians Talk about their Anti-Asian hate Experiences

It’s been great to see Asian American athletes representing the US in the Tokyo Olympics.  I saw Nikhil Kumar playing table tennis and found out he is an 18 year from my city of San Jose.  Seeing athletes like Nikhil … Continue reading

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Volunteers, Data, and Trauma: Behind the scenes of Stop AAPI Hate

The organization recording hate anti-Asian crimes, Stop AAPI Hate, has had a large profile during the surge in hate toward Asian Americans during the pandemic.  Because of this high profile, two articles that talk about the people working behind the … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver talks about Asian Americans

This Last Week Tonight segment on Asian Americans hosted by John Olliver gives an overview of Asian American history and the current issues facing Asian Americans, done in his usually satirical style.  I was pleasantly surprised by how thorough it … Continue reading

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NBA Player Jordan Clarkson Assists Owners of Food Truck Vandalized with Anti-Asian Graffiti

It hurt me deeply to see that Salt Lake’s @yumyumasian food truck was recently vandalized – I know the pain that hateful language and racism causes. With help from @identitygraphix we’ll be able to restore the truck and hopefully lift Ben and … Continue reading

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Vancouver Canada experiencing the most anti-Asian hate incidents in North America

I would have thought that New York or San Francisco would be experiencing the most anti-Asian hate incidents in North America, but the most heavily Asian large city in Canada, Vancouver, has seen the most incidents by far.  Vancouver is … Continue reading

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San Jose to Add Delano Manongs Park, named for Filipino American Farm Workers

The City of San Jose is adding a new park called Delano Manongs Park, honoring the Delano Manong farm workers, key players in the founding of the United Farm workers and the Delano Grape strike.  According to this City of … Continue reading

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Asian Rapper DESTROYS Model Minority Myth

I saw this rap on Facebook recently and was shocked that this was published last July 2020 and had not gone viral (as I last saw it had less than 1,200 views). ‘Matt R. Fact‘ does a brilliant job of … Continue reading

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Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by 94-1 Margin

The United States Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which would improve data collection of hate crimes associated with COVID-19 and expand public awareness of those crimes, in a rare bipartisan vote of 94-1.  The bill was sponsored by … Continue reading

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From Across the Counter – A Choreography raising funds for Feeding America

With so much negative news about attacks on Asian Americans, to see this dance video choreographed and performed by Fuschia Dance as a fund raiser run by Virtual Arts for Humanity for Feeding America was a refreshing change of pace.  … Continue reading

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TurboVax creator Huge Ma honored by New York officials and Andrew Yang

TurboVax is a web site and twitter feed that helps New Yorkers simply and easily find and register for COVID-19 vaccinations.  New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang and Congressman Ritchie Torres honored TurboVax’s creator, Huge Ma, for his work … Continue reading

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