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.
Raina Huang, a YouTuber famous for traveling across the country and taking on food challenges, was kicked out of a restaurant in Aurora, Colo., after she was accused of being a scammer.
What happened: Huang went to StevO’s Pizza n Ribs on Sunday to do the OMG 28” pizza challenge, where contestants must finish the pizza in one hour without breaks for $100, according to Denver7.
Google has agreed to pay a total of $3.8 million after the U.S. Department of Labor investigated allegations that the company underpaid female software engineers and overlooked female and Asian applicants for engineering positions.
In a settlement, the company says it will pay $1,353,052 in back pay and interest to 2,565 female engineers. It will also pay $1,232,000 in back pay and interest to 1,757 female engineering applicants and 1,219 Asian engineering applicants for “engineering positions not hired,” according to The Verge.
A New York congresswoman who introduced a bill condemning anti-Asian sentiment amid the COVID-19 pandemic received racist voicemails shortly after the legislation’s passing.
Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) introduced H.R. 908 in March, calling on all public officials to “condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination and religious intolerance related to COVID-19.” It also asked federal officials to “expeditiously” investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes against the Asian American community and prosecute perpetrators.
A renowned Vietnamese American MC has recounted her first taste of racism in a YouTube video that empowers others to take action against offenders.
Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, or simply Ky Duyen, is known in both Vietnam and Vietnamese communities internationally as the daughter of South Vietnam’s former Vice President and Prime Minister, Nguyen Cao Ky. She has lived in Southern California for 45 years, but it was only recently that she experienced discrimination — and right in her new home in Huntington Beach.
A doctor from Martinsville, Indiana revealed another coronavirus-related racist encounter he had after a recent visit to a local gas station.
The victim, who was identified only by his first name David, shared with News 8 (WISH-TV) how he was stopped at a Marathon Gas station on Burton Lane and asked to leave for being Asian.
A study on COVID-19 related discrimination against Chinese Americans is now underway with funding from the U.S. government.
Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct their study, which will focus on experiences with discrimination and their impacts.
An Asian American woman recently took to Facebook to share a harrowing experience she had during a business trip to Guadalajara, Mexico on Valentine’s Day.
In her post, Facebook user Tori Vo recounted how some staff members of Volaris Airlines made her feel discriminated against.
“We’re flying with team coronavirus,” the couple’s account, @wherethekidsroam, captioned a photo in their Instagram Stories, along with a flushed face and a face with medical mask emoji.
Kaopra Lor took to Facebook to share videos of his encounters at a Super 8 and a Days Inn, where staff can be seen denying him accommodation simply because he is Asian.
A teenager was discriminated against over fears of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) when his teacher sent him to the nurse’s office for coughing after drinking water.
The issue was brought to the public’s attention after his mother, Leyna Nguyen, a former Los Angeles news anchor posted about the incident online, according to Fox 11.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Allegedly Bars Korean Passengers From Using the Toilet Over Coronavirus Fears
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.), the flag carrier of the Netherlands, allegedly barred Korean passengers from using its toilet over fears that they might spread the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The incident, which involved a written note, occurred on KLM Flight KL855 from Amsterdam to Seoul on Feb. 10, according to passenger @connie_kiim.