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Asian Americans most bullied in US schools: study

Includes excerpts from article reported by By Shaun Tandon (AFP) – Oct 28, 2011

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Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows. 54 percent of Asian American teenagers said they were bullied in the classroom

The figure was 38.4 percent for African Americans and 34.3 percent for Hispanics, a government researcher involved in the data analysis told AFP.

The disparity was even more striking for cyber-bullying. Some 62 percent of Asian Americans reported online harassment once or twice a month, compared with 18.1 percent of whites. The researcher said more study was needed on why the problem is so severe among Asian Americans.

The data comes from a 2009 survey supported by the US Justice Department and Education Department which interviewed some 6,500 students from ages 12 to 18. Asian Americans are generally defined as tracing ancestry to East Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the South Pacific.

For more information, read the White House Initiative on AAPI blog post and NCES data findings.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Community news, National news

 

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National Event: WHIAAPI Bullying Prevention Summit, 10-29-11

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

What: WHIAAPI Bullying Prevention Summit
When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: New York City, New York
 

Bullying affects too many of our Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The White House Initiative on AAPI’s Bullying Prevention Summit seeks to highlight the unique impact, prevalence and severity of bullying and harassment experienced by young AAPIs.

Join us at the WHIAAPI Bullying Prevention Summit to share your stories, experiences and strategies to combat bullying and harassment. Learn what the Administration is doing to address bullying and harassment and promote safe school environments.  Find out how to access national and local programs to assist in bullying prevention, and obtain resources if you are a parent, student, teacher, administrator, or advocate. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in National news

 

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The President Meets with Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Note from CAPM: The following post is from the White House Initiative on AAPIs. It should also be noted that President Obama is the first president to meet with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

Strong Partners: The President Meets with Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

President Obama meets with CAPAC

Released from Kiran Ahuja, White House Initiative on AAPIs, on September 27, 2011 at 12:04 PM EDT

As Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs, I joined President Obama and several senior White House officials at a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus last week. The meeting, held in the Cabinet Room at the White House, was a chance for the President and the Caucus members to discuss important issues facing AAPI communities.

In my role as the Director of the Initiative, I had met with CAPAC members many times over the last couple years to talk about the progress we are making to improve access and participation for AAPIs to federal programs in which they remain underserved. Through our work, I’ve gotten to know several members personally, like CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu and Chair Emeritus Congressman Mike Honda, and appreciate their dedication to addressing the needs of the AAPI community. It’s a promise shared by the Obama Administration and why we discussed several important issues in our discussions from growing our economy to improving access to health care.

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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in National news

 

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Webinar on Fair Housing with HUD and White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Webinar on Fair Housing with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:00pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) will hold a webinar on the Fair Housing Act, which ensures all persons have equal access to the housing of their choice.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, sex, and disability. The Fair Housing Act ensures that all persons have the right to receive equal housing opportunities.  It protects all residents against prohibited discrimination, regardless of their legal status in the United States.

The Asian American and Pacific Islander population grew faster than any other group in this country over the last ten years.  This growth creates an urgent need to understand everyday problems, e.g., housing discrimination, that challenge AAPIs across the country.  HUD estimates that one in five AAPIs face housing discrimination, yet only 1% of HUD’s Fair Housing complaints are from AAPI community. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Legislative, National news

 

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This fall, we’re reaching out to community members, advocates, and policy makers. We’ll be conducting a study on the educational experiences of Asian Minnesotan students. Details will be released in September.

Also, look for news about a community forum about education for Asian Minnesotans. Tentatively scheduled for October 1st, details on the way.
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