Indian American journalist Megha Rajagopalan won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize on Friday for her coverage of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang.
The recognition: Rajagopalan won the award for International Reporting with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek for BuzzFeed News, the first for the website since its founding in 2012.
A pair of Asian business owners knocked out a white man who allegedly had been harassing them in their store in Dublin, Ireland, last week.
Florida Man Faces 30 Years for Vandalizing Asian American Family’s Vehicles, Sending Threatening Messages as Squirrel
A Daytona Beach, Fla., man is facing up to 30 years in prison after being convicted this week of vandalizing vehicles belonging to an Asian American family with racial slurs.
What he did: Kyle Christiansen, 34, spray-painted two of the family’s vehicles and placed nails in their driveway on July 29, 2020.
Police in Bali, Indonesia, combed through porn videos to locate a “porn villa” that has been used by tourists as a filming site.
How the crackdown started: Clips showing a “sex party” at the villa went viral on social media, eventually catching the attention of law enforcement in the Muslim-majority country.
Up to 4 in 5 Asian American professionals have experienced discrimination, according to a study by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) released last month.
What to know: The study, which was conducted in partnership with Oxford Economics, surveyed 1,455 Asian American professionals across 22 industries between August 2020 and January 2021.
British American comedian John Oliver recently educated audiences about Asian Americans, explaining why the racial group is not a monolith and why the model minority label is inherently problematic.
The discussion, which also tackled significant points in Asian American history, made for Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver’s half-hour series on HBO.
“Crying in H Mart,” the debut memoir of Japanese Breakfast lead singer Michelle Zauner, is slated to become a feature film.
What it’s about: Published in April, “Crying in H Mart” chronicles Zauner’s life growing up as a Korean American in Oregon. Zauner also shares memories of her mother, Chongmi, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2014.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngô said he was chased and beaten by antifa members while covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, late last month.
Why this matters: Ngô, who says he has focused on exposing antifa for years, said “no journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job.”
Loved ones are mourning a 25-year-old Asian woman who was shot to death while driving home in Doraville, Ga., last week.
The details: Carmen Caiyi Lee, who was a week away from her birthday, was killed on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, just south of Tilly Mill Road, on the night of May 29.
A professor at China’s Peking University (PKU) has sparked discussions on tiger-parenting after complaining about his daughter’s poor grades in a now-viral video.
Worst in class: Ding Yanqing, an associate professor at the university’s Graduate School of Education, said that his daughter is at the bottom of her class at Peking University Primary School.
Gwen Stefani has responded to long-standing accusations of cultural appropriation over her “Harajuku Girls” era, making a point that such “rules” are only “dividing us more and more.”
The claims: Since the former “No Doubt” frontwoman released “Harajuku Girls” as part of her debut solo album in 2004, critics have accused her of appropriating Japanese culture.
The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a new stamp in honor of Japanese American soldiers who served during World War II — an army of 33,000 men and women whose battle for identity stretched beyond the period of defeating Axis forces.
The stamp, designed by Antonio Alcalá, shows a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which, along with the 100th Infantry Battalion, became the most decorated military unit in U.S. history.