Category: Education

Posts about Asian American history, Los Angeles and Southern California history, and contemporary scholarship, including recent papers.

Opponents of Anti-Asian violence must fight for mental health and housing reform

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The case of attack on model Bew Jirajariyawetch raises questions about why violent schizophrenics are not receiving supervised treatment and housing for the benefit of all Thai model in a NYC subway station survives a violent attack on January 20, but questions “why nothing has changed.” 61-year-old homeless attacker, Martial Simon is identified as a… Read more »

Supporting ethnic studies is part of Anti-Asian violence work

1871 Massacre - Support Ethnic Studies

N.J. mandates teaching Asian and Pacific Islander American history in schools New Jersey becomes the second state to sign teaching AAPI history into law, after Illinois last year. Jan. 18, 2022, 1:42 PM PST / Updated Jan. 18, 2022, 6:58 PM PSTBy Tat Bellamy-Walker New Jersey now requires Asian American and Pacific Islander history as part of its… Read more »

Reflections: Asian American woman rides subway with fear

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Posted By Barbara YauJanuary 17, 2022 By Barbara Yau, AsAmNews Staff Writer Asian Americans across this country are mourning Michelle Go who was senselessly killed after being shoved onto the New York City subway tracks this past weekend. It has spurred widespread discussion about rising subway crimes and anti-Asian hate on news outlets and social… Read more »

Interview With Esther Lim, Creator of “How to Report a Hate Crime” Booklets

NSC is a proud distributor of Esther’s booklets in multiple languages, which are handed out during our safety walks in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Version in Khmer and Arabic are on their way! Thanks to for posting this interview. Hear Esther talk about the genesis of her informational booklets in multiple languages: Visit the… Read more »

Anti-Asian Violence is a Healthcare Inequality Issue

Victims of Anti-Asian violence should not have to rely upon GoFundMe to get the healthcare they need to survive an a racist attack If everyone had adequate health insurance coverage like in several Asian countries (Taiwan, South Korea), families of victims of Anti-Asian Violence wouldn’t have to rely upon GoFundMe pages to pay for the… Read more »