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.

Corporate Media Continues to Promote Anti-Asian Violence

https://www.thewesterncritic.com/post/us-conservative-talk-show-host-openly-calls-for-genocide-of-chinese-of-people U.S. Conservative Talk Show Host Openly Calls for a Genocide of Chinese People “We need a military full of Type A men who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls” The 6 year campaign since 2015 to dehumanize Chinese people has finally worked. We are all numb at this point to the… Read more »

Young Queer Man Shot in the Head and Killed in Chicago

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2021/12/17/young-queer-man-shot-head-and-killed-chicago-suraj-mahadeva NSC does yet not know whether this was a “hate crime,” but regardless, in the context of recent murders of Asians in Chicago, it is yet another tragic and senseless loss of a good person to unecessary violence. A 26-year-old queer man was killed in Chicago’s Palmer Square neighborhood on Saturday. Suraj Mahadeva was… Read more »

Six Suspects Arrested in Burglary Spree Targeting Asian American Women

https://asamnews.com/2021/12/16/hate-crime-charges-filed-in-case-because-the-incidents-make-all-asian-americans-fearful-says-district-attorney/ From AsAmNews.com, posted By Randall, December 16, 2021 The San Jose Police Department announced the arrests of six suspects Wednesday accused of targeting more than 70 Asian American women in robberies and burglaries, reports KRON4. The incidents occurred between October 2020 and September 2021. Many of the crimes occurred in Little Saigon. “I have… Read more »

Eight-in-ten Asian Americans say violence against them in the United States is increasing, and nearly half experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the pandemic began

Pew Research CenterApril 21, 2021 This was put out by Pew Research in April. Unfortunately, what we’ve been finding in Koreatown, in talking with seniors and staff at small businesses, is that much of the Anti-Asian violence has been ongoing but DOES NOT get reported. It’s pretty clear that it has definitely not gone away.

Burglars posing as gardeners targeting Asian-American communities in Torrance

Torrance police is warning the public to beware of burglars who dress up as gardeners or landscapers who appear to be targeting victims of Asian descent. City News Service – Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:42PM https://abc7.com/torrance-burglaries-asian-american-communities-burglars-wanted-fake-landscapers/11302331/ In recent weeks, there appears to have been at least five Asian-targeted burglaries in the Torrance area. Heads up,… Read more »

Hundreds March in Philly in Response to Anti-Asian Violence

Councilmember Helen Gym, a longtime advocate for school safety, spoke of the larger context of racial bias against Asian Americans locally and across the United States. “Let’s be honest,” said Gym, “It is what this nation has been doing around anti-Asian violence, rhetoric that has started from the highest levels of elected office, with whole… Read more »

Students Protest U of Chicago Area Violence, Demand Reforms

11/16/2021- Yiwen Lu – Chicago Maroon: From the Chicago Maroon article, “Over 300 University of Chicago students, alumni, faculty, and community members gathered … for a rally with the slogan, “we are here to learn, not to die.”

BE HEARD Act Reintroduced, Improves Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws

From the original article: “This legislation includes key reforms, including ending mandatory arbitration and pre-employment NDAs to help ensure transparency, expanding civil rights protections for workers — including independent contractors and interns, extending the time limit for reporting and challenging harassment, and ending the tipped minimum wage — a key reform to ensure workers don’t… Read more »

Hate-Crime Reporting Improvements Passed – AsAm News

On 11/23/2021, the Los Angeles City Council has passed a motion aimed at improving hate-crime reporting, Los Angeles Daily News reports. The motion was made by Councilmember Nithya Raman. Raman wants to use existing technology to collect more data on hate crimes. Policymakers can then use the data to develop policy, culturally-informed responses and mitigation… Read more »

Aunt speaks out after niece attacked on SEPTA train: ‘She did the right thing’

https://6abc.com/septa-police-philly-train-assault-video-broad-street-line-race-relations/11253759/ High School student demonstrates courage — An Asian American Central High School student was brutally beaten while defending four young Asian American students during a recent attack on a Philadelphia subway train on November 17. The victim’s aunt, Mei Lu, says her niece was defending four ninth-grade boys she didn’t even know.” Kicked multiple… Read more »