Tag: Asian-American

Vice President Kamala Harris Swears In President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Vice President Kamala Harris swore in 23 members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI) on Feb. 3. As authorized by President Biden’s Executive Order 14031 in May 2021, the PACAANHPI was created within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

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AAPI Forum With Actress Olivia Munn To Discuss Anti-Asian Discrimination Hit with Racist ‘Zoom Bomb’

An online gathering of Asian American women and their allies to talk about anti-Asian discrimination felt the damage firsthand when a racist internet troll attacked their meeting. Leah Asmelash of CNN reported that the “virtual gathering of high-profile Asian American creators, including actress Olivia Munn, became the subject of their…

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Data From ‘Stop AAPI Hate’ Reveals a Continued Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in the United States

Although media coverage of anti-Asian attacks in America seems to have slowed over the last few months as the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has taken over the headlines, that doesn’t mean the violence has gone away. Despite Congress passing legislation to combat anti-Asian hate crimes, it has, unfortunately,…

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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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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…

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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…