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Asian Americans: The Silent Victims of Discrimination in America

Asian Americans are typically stereotyped as a “Model Minority”, but a significant majority are facing a “Bamboo/ Glass Ceiling” and treated as “Scapegoats” in the working place.

In May 2015, a coalition of 60 Asian Pacific Americans (“APA”) jointly filed a complaint of college admissions discrimination against several Ivy League Universities due to being denied admission to these Universities by highly qualified APA applicants.

On June 1, 2015, Ellen Pao, a Chinese American female filed a court notice indicating she plans to appeal the verdict in her gender discrimination lawsuit against Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. [Source: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco,       Case # CGC-12-520719]

In November 2014, Peter Liang a NYPD Chinese American rookie Officer was foot patrolling with his rookie partner in the high crime housing project in Brooklyn, New York City during the evening shift in an almost dark stairway. Upon hearing a loud noise, Officer Liang draw his service weapon and accidentally discharged a single bullet ricocheting off the wall and killing an innocent black man, who was in the stairwell a flight below.  As a result of this alleged accident, Officer Liang was indicted and charged with murder by Brooklyn District Attorney, an African American. [Source: Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Kings, the People of New York v. Peter Liang #9988/2014]

In June, 2015, The APA Plaintiffs appealed their discrimination case to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  According to initial filing of court documents [Source: USDC #08-04702], on October 10, 2008, six (6) Asian Pacific Americans (“APA”) Counselors or Juvenile Detention Officers in San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department consisting of three (3) Chinese Americans, one (1) Japanese American, one (1) Asian Indian female and one (1) Samoan American female are Plaintiffs involved in the discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and retaliation action against their employer. [Source: Lam et. al, vs. City & County of San Francisco et. al, U.S. District Court of Northern California #cv10-04641, 9th Circuit Court #15-16150]

The above APA Plaintiffs are now seeking and asking for public support via a “Raise a Dollar Campaign” to retain willing competent counsels, cover legal costs appealing to the 9th Circuit Court and provide legal assistance to related legal cases in order to “Stand Up Against Discrimination Upon Asian Americans in the Workplace.”

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Anti-Asian Sentiment Continues in San Francisco

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The group of six (6) Asian Americans from San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department jointly filed a lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco for Civil Rights violations involving discrimination due to their race and ethnicity.

 

San Francisco, CA – The group of six (6) Asian Americans including three (3) Chinese Americans, one (1) Japanese American, one (1) Asian Indian female, one (1) Asian Pacific female from San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department joint filed a lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco for various Civil Rights violations involving discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and retaliation based upon their race and ethnicity. The causes of action in the complaint include, but is not limited to, non-Asian supervisor demanding sexual favors in exchange for job security or promotional opportunities from Asian female employees, commanding Asian employees to clean up human feces outside their job description and in contravention of corporate policy rather than using existing and available trained janitorial waste technicians, retaliation against Asian whistleblowers complaining of racial discrimination, filing wrongful and/or false allegations against many Asian American employees making them essentially unqualified to be promoted or advanced within their employment positions, being stigmatized in the work force, etc. [Source: U.S. District Court, Northern California (SF-Oakland) #CV08-04702 (10/10/2008); Ninth Circuit Court #12-16349 (6/12/2012); Justia.com; and www.pacer.gov.]

 

It should be no surprise that San Francisco has a long history of exercising racial discrimination especially to Chinese and Japanese Americans dating back some one hundred of sixty years. From slavery treatment during the 1860’s Railroad building era resulting in thousands of Chinese railroad laborer perishing due to their employer’s negligence or foreseeable avalanches during the building process. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 denied almost all Chinese access to the United States, but not any of the other races. The Japanese Internments of 1942 locked up some 120,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps without due process and equal protection. Many of these detainees were actually American citizens.

 

Since the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943, attitudes toward the Chinese and other Asian nationalities and cultures in the United States have been slowly improving. However, harsh attitudes and prejudices still exist today; the effects of which are evident daily within our own backyards. In 2012, US-born basketball superstar Jeremy Lin, who grew up in San Francisco Bay Area, is openly stereotyped, mocked, ridiculed and called names in the mainstream media such as: “fortune cookie,” “yellow mamba,” “kung fu grip,” “chink in the armor” , “FOB”, and “from Taiwan.”

 

Support: The above Asian American employees are seeking public support for their on-going legal expenses of an appeal in the U.S. Ninth District Circuit Court via a “Raise A Dollar Campaign.” This can be done by Donating a Dollar and/or sharing this info with all your friends of the above news through JusticeForAsianAmerican.org. You will be helping others like yourself from being subjected to such unfair treatment by any employers. You may even be helping yourself so that you too won’t be subjected to such unfair treatment.

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