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Asian Americans

Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. They comprise the third largest minority group in the United States. The most commonly used definition of Asian American is the U.S. Census Bureau definition of Asian, which includes individuals of East Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian origin

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Stephen Colbert Racist? Outraged Online Followers Seek Cancellation of ‘The Colbert Report’

By IBTimes IN

Stephen Colbert has made a successful career out of mocking others. But on Thursday he drew the ire of the online community by allegedly posting a racially offensive tweet on “The Colbert Report” account, which immediately spewed a cancel Colbert hashtag. (Mar 29)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Indian-American Nina Davuluri Crowned Miss America

By Reuters

Nina Davuluri won the 2014 Miss America pageant on Sunday, becoming the first Indian-American to wear the crown, which went to Miss New York for the second year in a row. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, BOLLYWOOD

Akshay Desai Files for Bankruptcy, Resigns as Finance Chairman of Florida GOP

By Global India Newswire

A high profile Indian American entrepreneur in Florida, who was a luminary of the Republican Party for his fundraising abilities, has had a hard crash: Universal Health Care founder Dr. Akshay Desai filed for bankruptcy last month after it came to li... (Mar 03, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, FLORIDA, INVESTMENT

Shopping malls cater to shifting demographics

By Reuters

Macerich Co <MAC.N> isn't usually in the business of hosting religious processions in its mall parking lots. (Nov 28, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, INDIA, LOS ANGELES

Women, Gay, Minorities: The New America - Why Obama Won

By IBTimes UK

Romney and the GOP party failed to seduce New America while Obama intercepted change (Nov 08, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, ABORTION

Kal Penn Vs. Nikki Haley: Battle Of The Indian-American Political Proxies

By IBTimes

Indians actually share the values promulgated by the Republican Party rather than the Democrats. (Sep 05, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, HOLLYWOOD, ABORTION

When Will It Stop? Reflections on the Oak Creek Tragedy

By Global India Newswire

Eleven years ago, on the first Sunday after the September 11th attacks, a Sikh American friend called me to give the news that we knew would come sooner or later: "It has happened. A Sikh man has been shot and killed in Arizona. (Aug 15, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, INDIA, NEW YORK, ARIZONA, TENNESSEE

Asians Reluctant to Seek Help for Domestic Violence

By Health Canal

Asian-American victims of domestic violence rarely seek help from police or health care providers - "an alarming trend" among the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, says a Michigan State University researcher. (Jul 20, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: MICHIGAN

Racially Charged Casting Controversy Rocks Historic Theater

By IBTimes

La Jolla Playhouse on Thursday set off a social-media firestorm over the casting of its upcoming production of "The Nightingale." Although the Hans Christian Andersen tale is set in Feudal China, the cast contains few Asian actors. (Jul 15, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FACEBOOK, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

South Asian Taxi Drivers: Victims And Perpetrators Of Racism

By IBTimes

South Asian taxi drivers not only have a very hard and thankless profession, but they are caught in a vortex of prejudice in which they are both the victim and perpetrators of racism and discrimination. (Jun 22, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, INDIA, NEW YORK