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…

California Law Students Seek Redemption for an Asian Lawyer

By Julissa Catalan University of California, Davis law students have petitioned the state barand, soon, the Supreme Courtto credit an Asian lawyer who was initially denied a license in 1890 with posthumous admission to the California State Bar. Over a century ago, the state of California denied Hong Yen Chang…

The First Openly Gay Black Male Judge

By Albert Lin Gayles President Obama nominated five people for federal judgeships on Wednesday as the White House touted the President’s “unprecedented commitment expanding the diversity of our nation’s highest courts.” Of the five, only one, Paul Byron, is a white male. The others are two women (Beth Bloom and…

'I Didn't Get the Job Because I'm Black'

Race Discrimination Diversity and inclusion in the corporate culture could mean preemptive hiring is discrimination.A Black employee alleged that she was denied a promotion to a higher IT position, and a less-qualified Asian employee was selected instead. The employer’s defense was that she never applied for the position and, therefore,…