DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

Tucker Carlson Tries To Claim Kamala Harris Isn’t ‘From America’ – Farron Ballanced

Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on a bizarre tirade this week where he claimed that Vice President Kamala Harris isn’t really from America because she went to high school in Canada. This is a dog whistle to his audience, by trying to paint a non-white individual as someone who isn’t actually “one of them.”Continue reading “Tucker Carlson Tries To Claim Kamala Harris Isn’t ‘From America’ – Farron Ballanced”

Michelle Wu Makes History As First Woman And Person Of Color Elected Boston Mayor

Wu is the first person who is not a white man to be elected mayor of Boston. City Councilor Michelle Wu easily won the Boston mayor’s race on Tuesday night, making her the first woman and person of color to win a mayoral election in the city and putting a progressive voice in charge ofContinue reading “Michelle Wu Makes History As First Woman And Person Of Color Elected Boston Mayor”

MP loses charity role after allegedly saying Asian ministers ‘look the same’

Tory James Gray told to step back from St John Ambulance after he reportedly introduced Nadhim Zahawi as health secretary A Conservative MP has been axed from his senior role with a charity for apparently mixing up two senior Asian ministers, allegedly saying “they all look the same to me”. James Gray was told toContinue reading “MP loses charity role after allegedly saying Asian ministers ‘look the same’”

A War Over Weed & Water Is Tearing Apart This California Community – VICE News

A battle has erupted over water and weed in Northern California, and the fight has pitted some long-time residents against a community of refugees from Southeast Asia.

Atlanta Spa Shooter Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4 People

Robert Aaron Long, a 22-year-old Georgia man accused of killing eight people during a shooting rampage at Asian massage parlors last March, has entered a guilty plea in Cherokee County, Georgia, for the murders of four people based on “race, national origin, sex and gender.” The guilty plea is reportedly part of a deal thatContinue reading “Atlanta Spa Shooter Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4 People”

Let’s talk about whether the US is fundamentally racist – Beau of the Fifth Column

Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term “Asian American”, the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.

Asian woman, 55, knocked out in unprovoked attack in NYC’s Chinatown, police say

Alexander Wright, 48, of Manhattan, was charged with one count of assault as a hate crime, assault and criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with the incident. A man was arrested after video captured him punching a 55-year-old Asian woman in the face in New York City’s Chinatown on Monday, authorities said. AlexanderContinue reading “Asian woman, 55, knocked out in unprovoked attack in NYC’s Chinatown, police say”

BREAKING: Atlanta spa shootings suspect indicted, will face hate crime charges

Fulton DA will seek death penalty for Robert Aaron Long Eight weeks after eight people were killed at three metro Atlanta spas, a Fulton County grand jury has indicted the alleged gunman, the District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Prosecutors also plan to seek the death penalty and pursue hate crime charges, according to court filings.Continue reading “BREAKING: Atlanta spa shootings suspect indicted, will face hate crime charges”

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