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.

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’ 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 »

Konko Buddhist Church in Boyle Heights Struck by Arson – AGAIN

Read the coverage in Rafu Shimpo: It has only been 9 months since a fire was set at this community church, but the cowardly attacks resurface again – we must remain vigilant…our peoples and institutions continue to be the targets of violence. For the second time this year, Konko Church of Los Angeles, located… Read more »

Asian woman is robbed and pushed onto the subway tracks in NYC’s Times Square Interesting that several U.S. press outlets do not mention the ethnicity of the victim. Is it proper for them to presume that this is not relevant to the story? How does an editorial board of a media organization draw that conclusion in decisive fashion? E.g., in this piece perhaps you can deduce that the… Read more »

Judge Promotes “Fresh off the Boat” Stereotype

‘How not to be a good judge’: Kyle Rittenhouse judge draws new backlash with ‘Asian food’ joke Bruce Schroeder, the judge presiding over Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial, continues to draw attention, criticism and accusations of bias. On Thursday he attempted a joke in response to an inquiry about a lunch break: “I hope the Asian… Read more »

Asian Woman Viciously Attacked in Front of Her Queens Home Receives Outpouring of Support and Donations

By Ruth Bashinsky First Published November 29, 2022 A 62-year-old Asian woman described as a “gentle” person who “helps everybody” was brutally attacked outside of her Queens home in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime, according to published news reports. GuiYing Ma was attacked on Friday, allegedly by Elisaul Perez, 33, who is accused… Read more »