Category: News

News related to Anti-Asian Violence, the Asian-American community, seniors, AAPI society, and solidarity actions. This is an umbrella category for timely events that intersect with more specific categories.

Poll: Distrust of Asian Americans is rising

https://seattle.northeastern.edu/2021/03/24/condemning-anti-asian-violence/

Americans continue to wrongly blame people of Asian descent for the coronavirus, and a greater percentage are harboring distrust of their loyalties, according to a new report.

Legal professionals donate their time to fight anti-Asian hate

Lia Reichmann – July 31, 2022 A recent report from Stop AAPI Hate found that more than 11,400 hate incidents were reported against Asian Americans between March 2020 and March 2022. Two nonprofit organizations are stepping in to help provide legal assistance to anti-Asian hate crime victims. National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Founded in… Read more »

Wisconsin school board members dismissed book about Japanese American incarceration as being ‘unbalanced,’ parents say

White Supremacist attacks on teaching U.S. history continue June 30, 2022, 11:26 AM PDT By Kimmy Yam Parents are pushing back after a committee whose members sit on a Wisconsin school board did not move forward with approving a book about Japanese American incarceration during World War II for a sophomore English literature class. Muskego-Norway… Read more »

Japanese Family Visiting Portland, OR Victimized by Racist Attack

Racist Attack in Portland, OR

By Connor McCarthy Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 6:02 PM PDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 6:03 PM PDT PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – The man accused of attacking a family visiting Portland over the weekend, pleaded not guilty to a list of charges, including two counts of bias crime Tuesday. Portland police arrested 34-year-old Dylan Kesterson… Read more »

Asian elders are less happy, get less support than elders of other races, study shows

Stock photo of elderly Asian people.

From NBC News: “Only 54 percent of Asian American older adults surveyed said they were satisfied with their lives, compared with 80 percent of respondents of other races and ethnicities. Similarly, 56 percent of Asian American elders reported usually or always receiving needed social and emotional support — a significantly lower share than the 80… Read more »