Tag: Asian-American

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Initiative to Address Anti-Asian Violence Announced by White House as Hate Crimes Continue to Spread in Cities Like New York

On March 30, President Biden announced a new federal initiative aimed at curbing and helping to address the rampant spread of anti-Asian violence across the United States in recent months. Lauren Egan of NBC News reported that President Biden will “reinstate and expand the scope of the White House Initiative…

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Two Top Asian American Democrats, Angered Over Lack of Diversity in Biden Cabinet, Threaten to Block Votes of Future Nominees

Angered over the lack of Asian American representation among President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Senators Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii are threatening to begin voting against future White House Cabinet nominees who aren’t diverse minorities. Duckworth, the first Thai American woman elected to Congress and the first…

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Anti-Asian Sentiment During Pandemic Leads to Cancellation of Student Visas, Rise in Hate Crimes

Stop AAPI Hate found a connection between the GOP’s hateful rhetoric against China and recent plans to cancel Chinese students’ visas, according to a press release from the group. The group was founded by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and the Asian American Studies Department…

House Votes to Oust Term ‘Oriental’ from Federal Law

By Sheryl Estrada Rep. Grace Meng represents the Sixth Congressional District of New York encompassing the borough of Queens. She is the first Asian American member of Congress from New York State. Photo credit: ClotureClub.com The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation this month removing all references to “Orientals”…

Report: Asian American Buying Power to Hit $1 Trillion by 2018

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock A new Nielsen report shows the buying power of Asian Americans expanded by $718 to $770 billion in 2014 and is expected to soar to $1 trillion by 2018. The report dissects the consumer impact of the still relatively small demographic, but while the…