Harvard files response to admission-bias claim
28 July 2018 | 6:00 am
Harvard University assailed a group claiming the school intentionally discriminates against Asian-American applicants, saying in a court filing that the organization offered a “misleading narrative” based on “cherry-picked” documents.
4 Apr 2021
The New York City Police Department has released surveillance footage of an attack on a 65-year-old Asian-American woman, asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual who kicked the woman to the ground and who the NYPD says made anti-Asian statements toward her.
21 Oct 2022
Actress Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American to appear on U.S. currency, the U.S. Mint announced. Wong's coin, shipping Oct. 24, is the fifth design in the American Women Quarters Program, celebrating trailblazing women by placing their likeness on quarter dollar coins.
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Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
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Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
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Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.
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Since the October 7 Hamas attacks, India has become a hub of fake news and Islamophobic content. On social media, as well as on 24-hour news channels, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has inflamed Hindu extremists, venting their hatred of Muslims under the guise of support for Israel.
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Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
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