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    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called the legislation an election-year effort to criticize President Donald Trump and “woke culture on steroids.” The resolution, approved 243-164, calls on all public officials to condemn anti-Asian sentiment and to investigate hate crimes after a rise in aggression and violence from those blaming people of Asian descent for the pandemic. The measure does not name Trump but notes inflammatory terms used by him and other Republicans — including “Chinese Virus," “Wuhan Virus," and “Kung flu” — and says they have perpetuated an anti-Asian stigma. House...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called the legislation an election-year effort to criticize President Donald Trump and “woke culture on steroids.” The resolution, approved 243-164, calls on all public officials to condemn anti-Asian sentiment and to investigate hate crimes after a rise in aggression and violence from those blaming people of Asian descent for the pandemic. The measure does not name Trump but notes inflammatory terms used by him and other Republicans — including “Chinese Virus,” “Wuhan Virus,” and “Kung flu” — and says they have perpetuated an anti-Asian stigma. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that...
    Six years ago, when California lawmakers mounted a campaign to repeal the state’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions, Chinese American opponents of the proposal flooded lawmakers with calls, emails and petitions. Their campaign, mobilized on the group messaging app WeChat and in Chinese-language media, was successful, and the constitutional amendment died in the Legislature. This year, a better-organized effort has put Proposition 16 on California’s November ballot. It’s an even broader initiative that would reverse the measure approved by voters in 1996 banning any consideration of race and gender in public college admissions, as well as other government functions such as hiring and contracting. The initiative’s supporters have dwarfed their opponents in fundraising and endorsements. But they are...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Enough. That's the simple message behind the movement #TheyCantBurnUsAll.Rapper China Mac and actor Will Lex Ham are the founders and they talked with ABC7 Anchor Dion Lim about the meaning behind it.RELATED: Asian community fighting racism, xenophobia, bigotry as world fights COVID-19The title of the movement is named after the heartbreaking story of 89-year-old woman who was attacked and then set on fire."Now is a time for us to unify and to unite and protect our communities together," Mac said. "There's strength in numbers and, when we fight, we need to fight together."America has seen a rise in hate crimes toward Asian Americans in the wake of COVID-19 - more than 2,500 incidents across the country....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- "I was Asian. I wasn't cool enough." Hudson Yang starred on ABC's groundbreaking sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" ever since he was 9-years-old. But now that he's a teenager, he has some powerful thoughts on racism and xenophobia in his community.He sat down with ABC7 News Anchor Dion Lim to talk about ways to stop hatred in an age when hate crimes have spiked against Asian Americans due to COVID-19.WATCH: Here's the origin of coronavirus or COVID-19 and why you really shouldn't call it that other nameEMBED More News Videos What's in a name? Previous pandemics and outbreaks have taken on the names of places, but doing so has consequences. Naming novel coronavirus the "Chinese Virus"...
    The Department of Justice has accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, as part of its harmful agenda to remove affirmative action from the college admissions process. “The Department of Justice found Yale discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year,” the department said in a release. The DOJ had previously filed against Harvard University, alleging that the university discriminates against Asian Americans in the college admissions process. A federal judge in 2019 ruled for Harvard, saying the university does not discriminate against Asian American applicants, a victory for supporters of affirmative action. This ruling was appealed...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has formed a new task force to fight an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Police say there have been 21 hate crimes against Asian Americans reported since March. Seventeen of those led to arrests. RELATED STORY: March Against Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans Held In Manhattan The NYPD says the attacks, both verbal and physical, are being fueled by anti-Asian rhetoric about the coronavirus. “This hit home for me because I have friends, families, who are legitimately afraid to go outside because they fear for their safety,” said NYPD Deputy Inspector Stewart Loo. RELATED STORY: Volunteers Band Together To Keep Community Safe With Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans On The Rise The...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The COVID-19 pandemic not only made many people sick and killed thousands, but it motivated bigots to lash out at Chinese and other Asian Americans across New York City. The NYPD tallied no fewer than 21 hate crimes against Asian New Yorkers since the pandemic began in the spring. To help solve these cases, better communicate with victims and bring the perpetrators to justice, the NYPD announced on Aug. 18 the formation of a new, 25-member Asian American Hate Crime Task Force. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison introduced the new task force and its commander, Deputy Inspector Hisao “Stewart” Loo from...
    The DOJ accused Yale University on Thursday of discriminating against Asian and White applicants in its admissions process. In 2019, Harvard University went to trial over allegations that it had discriminated against Asian applicants in its admissions process, ultimately prevailing against charges of discrimination. According to a report by the New York Times, Yale University is currently facing an investigation by the Justice Department over practices that the government alleges are discriminatory against Asian-Americans and White Americans. In a letter sent to Yale, assistant attorney general Eric S. Dreiband claimed that Yale data suggests that Asian and White applicants have a significantly lower chance of admissions than their equally-qualified minority peers. “For example, the likelihood of admission for Asian American and...
    A Justice Department investigation has found that Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants and violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act while receiving millions in taxpayer funding. Following a two-year investigation, the Justice Department notified Yale of the violations of Title VI, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs that receive taxpayer money, a statement said Thursday. INBOX: DOJ Finds Yale Illegally Disciminates against Asians and Whites in Undergraduate Admissions in Violation of Federal Civil-Rights Law. Department threatens suit without changes within two weeks. https://t.co/n73kO56gm3 — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 13, 2020 The probe revealed that Yale, which is among the country’s most selective and prestigious universities, discriminated against...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a march Saturday against hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, which have been on the rise since the coronavirus pandemic began. Demonstrators chanted “stop the violence, stop the hate” as they marched from Columbus Park in Chinatown to Washington Square Park. Community activists say people of Asian descent are being blamed for the spread of the coronavirus. RELATED STORY: Volunteers Band Together To Keep Community Safe With Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans On The Rise Since the start of the pandemic, there have been more than 2,000 reported hate crimes against Asian Americans nationwide. “There’s been reports of Asians being attacked or verbally harassed,” community activist Shirley Ng said. “People are judging us by our...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s been a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported. In one example, a California tech CEO was caught on camera harassing an Asian American family at a restaurant. In Texas, a hate crime attack left one man and his 2-year-old son slashed across the face. In Brooklyn, a man poured acid on an Asian American woman. There have been more than 2,000 reported hate crime incidents against Asian Americans since the pandemic started. Shirley Ng, a community activist, said many Asians, especially older immigrants, will not report bias attacks. “Back in the homeland, they felt they couldn’t make an impact in their government so,...
    More than 2,100 anti-Asian American hate incidents related to COVID-19 were reported across the country over a three-month time span between March and June, according to advocacy groups that compile the data. The incidents include physical attacks, verbal assaults, workplace discrimination and online harassment.    Asian Americans see racism, discrimination amid coronavirus panic The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action launched a hate incident reporting website on March 19 when the coronavirus was becoming widespread across the U.S. and the media began reporting violent incidents targeting Asian-Americans. The online tool is available in multiple languages and allows users to report the information with the promise that personal information will be kept confidential. On Wednesday, the...