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White Oregon Business Owner Faces Backlash for Culturally Appropriating Congee, an Asian Rice Porridge

Karen Taylor, owner of the Eugene, Oregon-based “Breakfast Cure” and self-proclaimed “Queen of Congee,” has apologized after receiving social media backlash from the AAPI community, accusing her of culturally appropriating an Asian rice porridge called congee. Kimmy Yam of NBC News reported that many Asian Americans on Twitter took umbrage…

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Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

Chantale Wong Becomes First-Ever LGBTQ Woman Nominated to Ambassador-Level Government Position

The Biden White House continues to be a model of diversity and representation, hiring and nominating an ever-growing pool of inclusive individuals for historic government appointments.  Chantale Wong is the latest individual to join that impressive fold after being nominated as the U.S. director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB),…

Kataluna Enriquez To Become First-Ever Transgender Contestant Competing in Miss USA

In another historic example of inclusion and representation, newly crowned Miss Nevada Kataluna Enriquez will become the first-ever transgender pageant winner to compete for the Miss USA title. Dan Avery of NBC News reported on Enriquez’s win at the Miss Nevada pageant on Sunday, June 27, a precursor to the…

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New York Daily News Faces Backlash Over Andrew Yang Political Cartoon Filled with Numerous Racist Stereotypes

The New York Daily News is in hot water from readers as well as across the internet for a political cartoon it ran depicting New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang that included centuries of harmful racist stereotypes. Kimmy Yam of NBC News reported that “the illustration, which was first…

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New Study Shows AAPI Roles Are So Limited in Hollywood That ‘The Rock’ Alone Represents More Than One-Third of Them

As if the recent jaw-dropping news that 42% of Americans couldn’t name a famous Asian American (despite Vice President Kamala Harris being one) weren’t bad enough, now comes another disturbing example of just how underrepresented AAPI individuals are in all aspects of American society and the business world, including the…

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House Passes COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act Intended to Help Combat Ongoing Wave of Anti-Asian Violence within the US

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act was approved by the House of Representatives on May 18 by a vote of 364-62. The bill, which was designed to address the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, had already been approved by the Senate last month….

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New Study Reveals That 80% of Asian Americans Feel Regularly Discriminated Against

Even in the midst of AAPI Heritage Month, a new study reveals that 8 in 10 Asian Americans believe they are regularly discriminated against in the United States. NPR’s Dustin Jones has reported that in a recent survey commissioned by the new nonprofit, Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change…