After Floyd’s death, a reckoning for immigrant store owners

After Floyd’s death, a reckoning for immigrant store owners

The role that the store played in Floyd’s death May 25 and in all that followed has been a bitter pill to swallow for many Muslim and Arab communities.

This moment has also reignited ongoing debates in Muslim communities over the ethical duties of immigrants who own businesses in black neighborhoods, from when and if they call the police to the role they can play in creating healthier food ecosystems.

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Youtube video: “Black lives matter is not a joke, Pamela Anchang’s response to Breitbart News and Nestride Yumga…” Reaction from Viewer

“Black lives matter is not a joke, Pamela Anchang’s response to Breitbart News and Nestride Yumga…” Reaction from Dr. Marie Fongwa

As you rightly referred to, unconscious racial bias is found everywhere including healthcare settings, stores, streets, etc. That hidden part of a person is clear through observable actions. How people feel inside can be measured in how they conduct the activities of their lives, say what they say and or do what they do and how they do them.

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For One Immigrant Community, George Floyd’s Death Isn’t Just About Black And White

There’s something about the video of the George Floyd killing that makes it very specific to the Twin Cities.
The video shows a white police killings seen nationwide — but there’s a third identifiable person: an Asian American officer seen running interference with the crowd and standing watch. He’s now-former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao, a Hmong American — which is how you know this isn’t “any” city. It’s Minneapolis.

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Census 2020, Middle Eastern and North African Communities Fight For Visibility

Census 2020, Middle Eastern and North African Communities Fight For Visibility

Every ten years the federal government of the United States allocates funding for communities resident in the US based on Census data reflective of the ethnicities of resident cities and counties. Based on the census information gathered the amount of budget allocated to various communities is based on the demographics of the residents in the district, city or county

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Immigrant media guru struggles with Kikuyu vernacular African media in the diaspora

Immigrant media guru struggles with Kikuyu vernacular African media in the diaspora

Attempting to run a vernacular African television station in the diaspora is a challenge. It is a challenge that presents itself as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The plethora of issues for a television station using vernacular language are situated around message, identity, and profitability. This is the puzzle that confronts Jeremy Damaris, the owner and operator of Kikuyu Diaspora Television (KDTV).

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For some Chinese immigrants, the American coronavirus experience feels like déjà vu

For some Chinese immigrants, the American coronavirus experience feels like déjà vu

Wende Chen came to the United States in 2007. Ten years later, he opened Chong Qing House, a Sichuanese eatery on Wickenden Street. It’s known for its spicy, flavorful food and liberal use of hua jiao, the numbing Sichaunese peppercorn. At dinnertime, the restaurant fills with students from surrounding colleges, local families, and Chinese restaurant owners on break.

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How The Reopening Of The Economy And Schools Would Impact Communities Of color And Immigrants

How The Reopening Of The Economy And Schools Would Impact Communities Of color And Immigrants

LOS ANGELES, California — There are growing pressures to reopen the country’s economy and schools nationwide even though the containment of Covid-19 is still not in sight. Such decisions would pose many complications for ethnic and immigrant populations, who have already experienced healthcare disparities and socio-economic inequities prior to the pandemic.

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