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  • Wisconsin Fan Kicked out of Basketball Game for Racist Gesture
    by Akemi Tamanaha on January 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

    A University of Wisconsin fan was removed from a basketball game at Northwestern University after he made slant-eyed gestures towards Asian fans in the stands. Kirsten Lee, a student at Northwestern University, was one of the fans receiving racist abuse. She posted about her experience on TikTok. “Was excited to go to my first NU The post Wisconsin Fan Kicked out of Basketball Game for Racist Gesture appeared first on AsAmNews.

  • Candlelight Vigil Held for Michelle Go
    by Akemi Tamanaha on January 19, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    On Tuesday night hundreds of people gathered in Times Square to hold a candlelight vigil for Michelle Go, the woman who was killed after being shoved into an oncoming subway train. “Michelle, we will miss you deeply. Know you will always be in our hearts and memories,” work friend Louise Chang said at the vigil, The post Candlelight Vigil Held for Michelle Go appeared first on AsAmNews.

  • Michigan City First in Country to Swear-in All-Muslim City Council
    by Akemi Tamanaha on January 19, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Hamtramck, a city in Michigan, has officially sworn-in the nation’s first all-Muslim city council, Ann Arbor News reports. Hamtramck is a city of roughly 28,400 residents located in Wayne County. Earlier this month, the city swore in its first Muslim immigrant mayor Amer Ghalib. All six city council members are Muslim, five of the six The post Michigan City First in Country to Swear-in All-Muslim City Council appeared first on AsAmNews.

  • News of Damage from Tonga Volcano Eruption Emerging
    by Akemi Tamanaha on January 19, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    At least three people are dead and 100 homes destroyed after Saturday’s eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano, USA today reports. New satellite photos show that the volcanic eruption has left much of Tonga covered in ash. Phone and internet lines were also destroyed during the eruption, making it difficult to assess the extent The post News of Damage from Tonga Volcano Eruption Emerging appeared first on AsAmNews.

  • Thoughts on Jeff Chan, an O.G. of Asian American Literature
    by Akemi Tamanaha on January 19, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    by Christopher Chow I first heard about Jeff Chan in Asian American Authors, the first Asian American book I ever had. It introduced me to Asian American lit that I’d never heard of before and was blown away that writers like Jeff, who was like me, were published in a book. I identified with him The post Thoughts on Jeff Chan, an O.G. of Asian American Literature appeared first on AsAmNews.