API Current Issues


Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March

Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities.


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San Diego apologizes to Japanese Americans

Sept. 20, 2022

San Diego apologizes, formally rescinds its World War II-era support for incarceration of Japanese Americans by David Garrick, The San Diego Union-Tribune



Police Reform 

The Verdict

April 20, 2021

"This work is long overdue," Harris says while urging passage of police reform bill

by Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post

  • Vice President Harris includes Asian Americans in her address.


Anti-Asian Racism

Man May Face Hate Crime Charges After Assaulting Filipino American Woman at Train Stop in San Jose, CA

March 11, 2021, Yahoo! News.com


The Racism Virus

The Racism Virus

Televised March 10, 2021

Join NBCNews and @VickyNguyenTV for a look at how the AAPI community has been coping amid a rise in anti-Asian violence. She is joined by Jeremy Lin, Olivia Munn, Margaret Cho, Brian Tee, Amanda Nguyen, and Rep. Judy Chu.  Via Twitter, NBC Asian America


Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020, mostly in N.Y. and L.A., new report says
March 9, 2021, NBCNews.com


74-year-old Filipino grandfather Juanito Falcon dies after random attack in Phoenix, Arizona

March 4, 2021, kvoa.com, News 4 Tucson


65-year-old South Asian/Sikh American Satnam Singh killed at his store in Ogden, Utah

March 2, 2021, Fox13now.com, Fox Now Utah


Time to end our long history of anti-Asian racism

February 28, 2021, The San Diego Union-Tribune 


George Takei on violence against Asian Americans during COVID

February 16, 2021, via MSNBC


What You Can Do About Anti-Asian Violence

February 13, 2021, via rollingstone.com


Biden signs memorandum to combat bias incidents toward Asian Americans

January 26, 2021, via nbcnews.com




The Census

2020 Census This Is Me

The U.S. Census Bureau proudly presents this powerful rendition of “This is Me” performed by Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander artists and dancers from across the country to invite and inspire their community to be seen, heard, and counted in the 2020 Census.

The Census and the API Community



2020 Elections

Importance of Asian Americans in 2020 election

According the the Pew Research Center, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the U.S. electorate. They are poised to play a pivotal role in November's presidential election. Pew's Neil Ruiz joins CBSN's Reena Ninan for a closer look.


How Kamala Harris reflects a multiracial America | Election 2020

More Americans than ever consider themselves multiracial – including Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate for this November’s election. But the multiracial experience in America is still misunderstood. We spoke with 11 people who shared their experiences and perspectives on being multiracial in America today. From the Los Angeles Times.


This PSA Is Making Sure Asian Americans GOTV (Get Out The Vote)

Only 49% of eligible Asian Americans voted in the last election. Let's change that this November.




Social Justice

  • Death of George Floyd and Protests
  • Black Lives Matter
Asian Americans Protest for Black Lives Matter | Downtown Los Angeles

By Character Media. On June 5, 2020, the city of Los Angeles saw hundreds of peaceful protesters gather downtown to attend the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) for Black Lives Matter rally. Demonstrators surrounded City Hall and marched around Pershing Square, calling for change and denouncing the police brutality that has led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and more in recent months. However, an overall message of healing and solidarity prevailed throughout the afternoon, with many participating in sing-alongs or simply showing support with a hug. As we celebrate the Juneteenth weekend, let us remember the movements and protests like this one, as well as the countless others throughout history, which continue to pave the way toward equality and true justice for all.


  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies
RBG and Me- The Implications for Women of Color

by Shree Baphna, AsAmNews Staff Writer


Ruth Bader Ginsburg was there for us 

by Emil Guillermo @inquirerdotnet




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