Tag: Asian

Racist Airbnb Host Invokes Trump in Hateful Tirade

A former Airbnb host has been dealt a creative punishment following racist behavior against a potential renter: a $5,000 fine and a mandatory college-level course in Asian American studies. Tami Barker is no longer allowed to rent out homes using Airbnb after the incident, at which time she told potential…

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”…

Facebook, Google Show No Progress

Facebook’s internal diversity report released on Thursday is practically identical to its report from last year, showing no progress in diversifying its workforce. The report is not much different from Google’s diversity data released earlier this year that shows it, too, is overwhelmingly male, white, and to a lesser degree…