Category Archives: Asian American

Anti-Asian violence fueled by model minority myth

The model minority myth plays a role in today’s violence against Asians. Its damages have several dimensions. The myth is that Asians are universally successful. You can learn about where the myth came from and why it is not true … Continue reading

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Asian American street hero hits back twice

Xiao Zhen Xie, the 75-year-old woman who sent her attacker to the hospital, has flipped the script again. She has pledged a GoFundMe account started in her name, which seems likely to pass $1 million, to help fight discrimination. Most … Continue reading

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Anti-Asian racism on rise recently

After three racist taunts in an hour at the New Orleans National Airport CNN correspondent Amara Walker, whose craft it is to tell others’ stories, told her own. She was accosted in unrelated taunts because she is Asian American. She … Continue reading

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CBS, CNN expanding race coverage

CNN this week announced it will expand and advance its coverage of race in America. In a memo to staff on Monday, CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote, “There are structural changes and investments we can and will make to better … Continue reading

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Asians, Blacks report Covid-related bias

The Pew Research Center reported July 1 that, besides the Covid-19 concerns that everyone is dealing with, Asian and Black people are experiencing a rise in virus-related discrimination. Almost 40% of American adults said they have noticed a rise in … Continue reading

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‘Foreign virus’ is calculated, wrong and dangerous, historians say

President Donald Trump’s labeling of Covid-19 as a “foreign virus” or “Chinese virus,” is not being seen as a sign of forgetfulness, but as a deliberate ploy to connect disease with people from other places. From the Oval Office over … Continue reading

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Virus eclipses China’s Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year, reportedly the world’s biggest annual travel event, is being tamped down by limits on travel restrictions over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC reports that  travel restrictions have cover more than 36 million people … Continue reading

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Americans value diversity, disagree on how to achieve it

A Pew Research Center study out this month reports that, while most Americans think the nations increasing diversity is a good thing, they do not agree on how to achieve it. Pew reports, “Most say it’s a good thing that … Continue reading

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2018 mid-term election was female, young and Hispanic

High turnout in the mid-term election’s “Blue Wave” that flipped the U.S. House was driven in part by young and Hispanic voters, according to the Census Bureau. The 2018 turnout of 53.4 percent of eligible voters was called the highest … Continue reading

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Bias Busters diversity quiz tests your cultural competence IQ

Welcome to the Bias Busters site. This connects to guides that answer more than 1,500 questions that everyone wonders about, but that they may be reluctant to ask because they don’t want to bruise feelings or appear to not know … Continue reading

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