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BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge: 'We all stand together'
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BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge: 'We all stand together'

"We hope today is one step forward to understanding and respecting each and everyone as a valuable person,” V added during the press brief.

How Asian arts collective 88rising came up with the soundtrack of Shang-Chi
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How Asian arts collective 88rising came up with the soundtrack of Shang-Chi

“We didn’t want to make music about a superhero,” said Sean Miyashiro from 88rising. Instead, he wanted to depict what it is like to absorb a particular environment while growing up.

James Corden segment Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts draws ire for portraying Asian foods in negative light
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James Corden segment Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts draws ire for portraying Asian foods in negative light

James Corden addressed the anti-Asian approach of his show's segment Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts: "The next time we do that bit, we absolutely won’t involve or use any of those foods."

For Asian American health workers, a dual battle with COVID-19 and racism rages on
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For Asian American health workers, a dual battle with COVID-19 and racism rages on

Police reports of anti-Asian hate crimes in 26 big US cities and counties shot up 146 percent last year, while hate crimes overall rose 2 percent, according to California State University, San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

For Asian Americans, generational divide makes it harder to forge collectives, fight xenophobia and racism
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For Asian Americans, generational divide makes it harder to forge collectives, fight xenophobia and racism

Many young activists say their parents and other elders are saddened by the violence but question the value of protests or worry about their consequences.

Atlanta shootings: Americans need to 'speak out and act' against anti-Asian bias, says Joe Biden
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Atlanta shootings: Americans need to 'speak out and act' against anti-Asian bias, says Joe Biden

Biden noted that attacks on Asian Americans have been 'skyrocketing', a trend confirmed by the group Stop AAPI Hate which says nearly 3,800 cases have been reported since last year

For Asian women living in America, racism and sexism are inseparable realities
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For Asian women living in America, racism and sexism are inseparable realities

Scholars say the fetishisation of Asian women, and a corresponding emasculation of Asian men, have long histories shaped by United States law and policy

#StopAsianHate: Asian Americans grieve, organise vigils across US in wake of Atlanta attacks
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#StopAsianHate: Asian Americans grieve, organise vigils across US in wake of Atlanta attacks

Many were also outraged that the suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, was not immediately charged with hate crime for killing eight people, most of them Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlours

'Appalled': Satya Nadella, US lawmakers condemn incidents of violence against Asian Americans
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'Appalled': Satya Nadella, US lawmakers condemn incidents of violence against Asian Americans

More than 3,000 incidents of abuse against Asian Americans were reported between March and December 2020, which experts said appears to be based on a fabricated connection between COVID-19 and the community

In C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-longlisted debut, a buried chapter of America's immigrant history comes alive
Arts & Culture

In C Pam Zhang's Booker Prize-longlisted debut, a buried chapter of America's immigrant history comes alive

Infused with magical realism, the haunting vastness of the California landscape and the tragic wanderings of two orphaned siblings, C Pam Zhang's debut novel — How Much of These Hills Is Gold — renders a powerful narrative of the Chinese-American immigrant experience.

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
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TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order

The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.

Asian Americans use digital, streaming services for TV viewing more than other groups in the US, says study
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Asian Americans use digital, streaming services for TV viewing more than other groups in the US, says study

The Nielsen company study said that Asian Americans are becoming key consumers and influencers in entertainment and gaming.

Donald Trump talks up new H1B rules, claims coming changes will bring 'simplicity' for foreign workers in US
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Donald Trump talks up new H1B rules, claims coming changes will bring 'simplicity' for foreign workers in US

US president Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S.

Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up
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Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up

US President Donald Trump, said to be furious over midterm election results and nervous about the Mueller probe, is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.

Harvard legal team denies discrimination against Asian Americans as court showdown revives race debate in US college admissions
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Harvard legal team denies discrimination against Asian Americans as court showdown revives race debate in US college admissions

Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges.

Harvard, NYU legal journals accused of bias against whites and men as scrutiny mounts over how America's elite colleges consider race
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Harvard, NYU legal journals accused of bias against whites and men as scrutiny mounts over how America's elite colleges consider race

A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish.

Donald Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly target non-criminals, up 66 percent in the first 9 months of 2018
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Donald Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly target non-criminals, up 66 percent in the first 9 months of 2018

ICE arrests of noncriminals increased 66 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year over the same period a year earlier. Arrests of convicts, meantime, rose nearly 2 percent. More noncriminals have also been deported. Among those expelled from the U.S. interior in fiscal 2017, there was a 174 percent increase from the previous year of those with no criminal convictions. Deportations of those with convictions rose nearly 13 percent over the same period.

New Yorker editor David Remnick cancels Steve Bannon invite after high profile dropouts and outrage; says he's 'changed his mind, there's a better way to do this'
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New Yorker editor David Remnick cancels Steve Bannon invite after high profile dropouts and outrage; says he's 'changed his mind, there's a better way to do this'

Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. The former Donald Trump aide and ex-chairman of Breitbart News was supposed to be a featured guest during a prestigious gathering that over the years has drawn some of the world's most prominent artists and public figures

Donald Trump government siding with Asian American students suing Harvard: 'No American should be denied admission to school because of race'
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Donald Trump government siding with Asian American students suing Harvard: 'No American should be denied admission to school because of race'

The Justice Department on Thursday sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy, the latest step in the Trump administration's effort to encourage race-neutral admissions practices.

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms
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Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms

The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants, who say the Ivy League college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The DOJ also said last year it would investigate a May 2015 complaint filed against Harvard by a coalition of Asian-American groups.