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Cancer burden facing Asian Americans partly caused by racism, experts say

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published a commentary today on the significant cancer disparities facing Asian Americans. The article is authored by seven researchers from across the country who participated in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Center of Excellence “Conversations on Cancer” held on July 29, 2021. The virtual…

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‘Focused on healing’: Denver apologizes for anti-Chinese race riot

On Saturday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock apologized to descendants of early Chinese immigrants for the Colorado capital’s complicity in “nearly a century of violence and discrimination.” That included an anti-Chinese race riot on Oct. 31, 1880, which likely began as a saloon altercation between Chinese and white laborers. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 locals swarmed Chinatown,…

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‘Diluting the Asian vote’

A myriad of Asian eateries and strip malls dot the San Gabriel Valley, a cultural hub that boasts a strong multiethnic Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The latest redistricting efforts in California, however, have effectively decreased AAPI political representation in the eastern part of the valley, eliciting mixed reactions.AAPI history here runs deep. The…

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Harvard EdCast: The Need for Asian American History in Schools

Stewart Kwoh believes education is the best tool to fight back against ongoing anti-Asian American violence and damaging stereotypes. As co-executive director of the Asian American Education Project, Kwoh has been dedicated to developing curriculums and trainings for educators. Despite many of the lesson plans and tools being available for free, Kwoh admits it has…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

ContentsOrigins of AAPI Heritage MonthWhy Do We Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month?Anti-Asian RacismAAPI Month 2022 ThemeWhy the Date of AAPI Heritage Month is SignificantSourcesAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the…

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Lynchings: An untold piece of Asian American history

As the nation enacts a new historic anti-lynching bill into law, experts say there needs to be increased attention on a dark and largely untold piece of Asian American history: lynchings that terrorized communities. The big picture: Under the new law, which comes after over 200 failed attempts to codify federal anti-lynching legislation, a crime…

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