A Family, a Dream and a Season of Fear

Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myanmar, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #than-than-htwe

Why ‘Shang-Chi’ Isn’t a Hit in China

Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie has yet to be released in the mainland amid fierce debate over its back story and star.

#asian-americans, #box-office-sales, #censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #comic-books-and-strips, #east-asia, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #liu-simu, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-movie, #social-media, #walt-disney-company

Looking for a Gold-Rush Town Named Chinese Camp

A writer went searching for Asian American history in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of Chinese immigrants labored during the Gold Rush but where traces of their presence are few.

#asian-americans, #california, #chinese-americans, #gold, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #travel-and-vacations

How Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, Knocked Down Stereotypes

The Marvel superhero originated in comics filled with racist tropes. The creators of the new film made a list of the preconceptions they were up against and set out to conquer them.

#actors-and-actresses, #asian-americans, #comic-books-and-strips, #cretton-destin-daniel, #david-callaham, #liu-simu, #martial-arts, #marvel-studios, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’: How 88rising Crafted an Evocative Soundtrack

The Asian arts collective worked closely with the director Destin Daniel Cretton to put its imprint on the anticipated movie.

#88rising-live-nation-entertainment-inc, #asian-americans, #cretton-destin-daniel, #marvel-studios, #miyashiro-sean, #movies, #niki-singer, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-movie, #shang-chi-and-the-legend-of-the-ten-rings-the-album-album

Why Shang-Chi, Our First Asian American Superhero, Matters

The release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is a meaningful moment for Asian American representation.

#asian-americans, #lum-nora-awkwafina, #oh-sandra, #shang-chi-and-the-legends-of-the-ten-rings-movie, #united-states

Race Manners: Dealing with Creepy Questions about Race

You can’t assume you know how your friend will feel about these questions. Your first step should be to find out.

#asian-americans, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #race-and-ethnicity

Hung Liu, Artist Who Blended East and West, Is Dead at 73

An immigrant from China, she once said her goal was “to invent a way of allowing myself to practice as a Chinese artist outside of a Chinese culture.”

#art, #asian-americans, #china, #chinese-americans, #deaths-obituaries, #immigration-and-emigration, #liu-hung, #oakland-calif

Why Was Vicha Ratanapakdee Killed?

His death helped awaken the nation to a rise in anti-Asian violence. For his grieving family, the reckoning hasn’t gone far enough.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

A Rising Star’s Career Was Cut Short. His Impact Is Just Beginning.

Anthony Veasna So died before the release of his first book, “Afterparties,” but his loved ones, mentors and newfound fans are making it a particularly significant debut.

#asian-americans, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #california, #cambodia, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #so-anthony-veasna-1992-2020, #writing-and-writers

Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools

A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #black-people, #boston-mass, #boston-latin-school, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-and-examinations

Violinist Apologizes for ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Remarks About Asians

Pinchas Zukerman was criticized for invoking ugly stereotypes about Asians during a master class at Juilliard, which called his remarks offensive.

#apologies, #asian-americans, #classical-music, #discrimination, #juilliard-school, #zukerman-pinchas

Billie Eilish Apologizes for Lip-Syncing Anti-Asian Slur

The singer wrote on Instagram that she is “appalled and embarrassed.”

#apologies, #asian-americans, #eilish-billie

Players of Asian Descent on the L.P.G.A. Tour Lift Silence on Racism and Sexism

The Women’s P.G.A. Championship this week in Atlanta, just minutes from the fatal shootings of six Asian women this year, has surfaced fears and feelings about what it means to be Asian in the United States at a time of pervasive discrimination.

#asian-americans, #choi-na-yeon, #discrimination, #feng-shanshan, #golf, #joh-tiffany, #ko-lydia, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #park-inbee, #park-jane-1971, #park-sung-hyun-1983, #race-and-ethnicity, #tseng-yani, #whan-mike, #wie-michelle

‘Carelessly, Dishonestly and Inhumanely’: How Amazon Treats Its Workers

A former employee and others discuss its management system and high turnover rate. Also: Asian American identity; visas for Afghan interpreters.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #amazon-com-inc, #asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #visas

The Complex Case Emerging of the Attack of an Asian Woman in San Francisco

Thursday: Eric McBurney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office says his client is mentally ill, not hateful.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #california

How Asian Women Are Finding Confidence Through Self-Defense

Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asian-americans, #center-for-anti-violence-education, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #fear-emotion, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #self-defense, #women-and-girls

For Asian Americans Wary of Attacks, Reopening Is Not an Option

Facing a wave of animosity, many Asian Americans remain afraid of public places even as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #coronavirus-reopenings, #race-and-ethnicity

The Cost of Being an ‘Interchangeable Asian’

At some top companies, Asian Americans are overrepresented in midlevel roles and underrepresented in leadership. The root of this workplace inequality could stem from the all-too-common experience of being confused for someone else.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #names-personal, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #collective-pac, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #hispanic-americans, #latino-victory-fund, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #third-way, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Tom Lin Makes His Debut With ‘The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu’

Tom Lin is making his debut with “The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu,” a novel that has drawn comparisons to Cormac McCarthy and “True Grit.”

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #california, #china, #chinese-americans, #content-type-personal-profile, #four-treasures-of-the-sky-book, #how-much-of-these-hills-is-gold-book, #inland-book, #lin-tom, #north-anna-author, #obreht-tea, #outlawed-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #railroads, #the-thousand-crimes-of-ming-tsu-book, #western-states-us, #writing-and-writers, #zhang-c-pam, #zhang-jenny-tinghui

‘Asian American’ Is a Fiction. We Still Need It.

Against the racist and sexist fiction of the “Oriental,” we built the anti-racist, anti-sexist fiction of the Asian American.

#asian-americans, #colonization, #immigration-and-emigration, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity

Biden Signs Bill Addressing Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans

The measure amounts to the first legislative action that Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to attacks on people of Asian descent during the coronavirus pandemic.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #hirono-mazie-k, #law-and-legislation, #meng-grace, #united-states-politics-and-government

Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian-Americans

‘I think it just speaks to the urgency that people are feeling.’

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #hate-crimes, #health-department-nys

Hate Crime Is Eyed in Chinese-American Teen’s 2017 Killing, Authorities Say

The killing of Maggie Long, 17, who was set on fire and burned alive in her family’s Bailey, Colo., home, remains unsolved.

#asian-americans, #bailey-colo, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #long-maggie-d-2017, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Stereotypes Are Rife Among Asian and Pacific Islander Film Roles, Study Finds

Two-thirds of characters reflect stereotypes, and just 3.4 percent of movies had leads or coleads who were Asians or Pacific Islanders, the study of 1,300 movies found.

#actors-and-actresses, #amazon-com-inc, #annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #asian-americans, #discrimination, #movies, #research, #university-of-southern-california

The House Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill

The legislation is the first action Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to attacks on people of Asian descent amid an uptick in discrimination and violence during the pandemic.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #hate-crimes, #house-of-representatives

Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates

The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”

#asian-americans, #black-people, #bloomberg-philanthropies, #bloomberg-michael-r, #daniels-ronald-j-1959, #hispanic-americans, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #johns-hopkins-university, #morehouse-college, #philanthropy, #prairie-view-am-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #spelman-college, #thomas-vivien, #tuition, #united-states, #university-of-maryland-baltimore-county

The Lure of H Mart, Where the Shelves Can Seem as Wide as Asia

The huge grocery chain and other megastores like it have revolutionized the way many Asian-Americans shop and eat.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #food, #h-mart, #japanese-americans, #korean-food-cuisine, #korean-americans, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

Andrew Yang’s Endorsement from Rep. Grace Meng Shows Momentum With Key Voting Bloc

The former presidential candidate won a major endorsement in the New York City mayor’s race from Rep. Grace Meng, a top Asian-American leader in Queens.

#asian-americans, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #flushing-queens-ny, #meng-grace, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voting-and-voters, #yang-andrew-1975

Repairing Generations of Trauma, One Lotus Flower at a Time

Buddhists from many cultures and communities gathered to repair the nation’s racial karma. The ceremony was held at a Los Angeles temple that had recently been vandalized in an arson attack.

#asian-americans, #buddhism, #hate-crimes, #los-angeles-calif, #religion-and-belief

Daylight Attack on 2 Asian Women in San Francisco Increases Fears

The stabbing on Market Street this week and other attacks have caused some older Asian-American residents in the Bay Area to fear going outdoors, community leaders said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif

How Asians Became the Most Vaccinated Group in New York City

Sixty-eight percent of the city’s adult Asian population has received at least one dose, despite many New Yorkers of Asian descent facing language barriers and a fear of violence.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Learning How to Heal in the Wake of Anti-Asian Hate

Buddhists from many cultures and communities gathered to repair the nation’s racial karma. The ceremony was held at a Los Angeles temple that had recently been vandalized in an arson attack.

#asian-americans, #buddhism, #hate-crimes, #los-angeles-calif, #religion-and-belief

Asian-American Business Leaders Fund Anti-Discrimination Effort

A new foundation is launching with $250 million in backing from influential executives and major companies.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity

Cathy Park Hong

The Asian-American poet wants to help women and people of color find healing — and clarity — in their rage.

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #hong-cathy-park, #korean-americans, #minor-feelings-an-asian-american-reckoning-book, #morris-wesley-1975, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #wortham-jenna, #writing-and-writers

People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

At Blaine Wetzel’s Willows Inn, Employees Report Years of Workplace Abuse

Globe-trotting diners flock to the Willows Inn’s serene Northwest setting. But former employees say faked ingredients, sexual harassment and an abusive kitchen are the real story.

#metoo-movement, #asian-americans, #chefs, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #soto-innes-daniela, #wetzel-blaine-chef, #willows-inn-lummi-island-wash-restaurant, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Asian Man Who Was Stomped and Kicked in Harlem Is in Critical Condition

A Chinese man collecting bottles and cans was kicked in the head, part of a wave of assaults on Asian New Yorkers.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Senate Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

The bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

#asian-americans, #collins-susan-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-tom, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #hirono-mazie-k, #meng-grace, #moran-jerry-1954, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Asian-American Artists, Now Activists, Push Back Against Hate

Newly spurred to action to combat bias, they generate subway posters, leverage social media, stage Zoom webinars. “Our community couldn’t take being invisible any longer,” one artist says.

#art, #asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #phingbodhipakkiya-amanda, #queens-museum, #race-and-ethnicity, #tam-kenneth-1982

‘Do I Really Belong Here?’: Korean Americans in the N.B.A. Wonder

A small network of Korean Americans working throughout basketball are helping one another grow professionally and feel understood personally, while hoping to add to their ranks.

#asian-americans, #basketball, #korean-americans, #national-basketball-assn, #portland-trail-blazers

Senate Passes Anti-Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill

The vote, 92 to 6, could allow for final passage later this week, though an amendment process could be another roadblock.

#asian-americans, #hate-crimes, #senate

Bowen Yang Misses Partying With His Friends at Bubble_T

For three years, the comedian Bowen Yang found community at Bubble_T, New York’s roving hub for queer Asian nightlife. Then the pandemic hit.

#asian-americans, #brooklyn-nyc, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social, #yang-bowen-1990

Seeing Hate, 28 Asian and Asian-American Photographers Focus on Love

In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #photography

Asian-Americans’ Politics, Pandemic Wilderness Explorers and O.J. Simpson’s Twitter Account: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#asian-americans, #bankruptcies, #brooks-brothers, #fashion-and-apparel, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #simpson-o-j

A Lifetime of Reading Taught Min Jin Lee How to Write About Her Immigrant World

As a child, the novelist found consolation in books that embraced American rugged individualism and the Korean quest for knowledge. Those same books showed her how to honor the stories of the people she grew up with.

#asian-americans, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #libraries-and-librarians, #maspeth-queens-ny, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

He Was Charged in an Anti-Asian Attack. It Was His 33rd Arrest.

Many people arrested in assaults on Asian residents in New York have had a history of mental health episodes, arrests and homelessness, complicating the city’s search for an effective response.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elliot-brandon-march-29-2001-assault, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #trump-donald-j

LA Stage Alliance Disbands After Awards Ceremony Blunder

The organization that runs the annual competition honoring theater work in Los Angeles imploded after it misidentified an Asian-American actor.

#asian-americans, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #deaf-west-theater-co, #discrimination, #east-west-players, #la-stage-alliance, #los-angeles-calif, #oviation-awards, #theater

Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

Divided by generation, ethnicity and class, but currently galvanized by a surge of racially motivated attacks, Asian-Americans are growing rapidly as political players.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #democratic-party, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters