Asian American racism can manifest itself in conduct involving acts of illegal discrimination in the workplace, schools and other public settings such equal access to public housing and modes of transportation. Many Asian Americans will argue that Asian Americans are the “model” minority. Asian Americans are doing so well at getting themselves and their families a good education and earning an enviable living and fully participating in their communities that they no longer suffer from the common forms of racial discrimination.
Asian American Affirmative Action
However there are still some Asian Americans who struggle to adapt to life in the Unites States and who may need to take advantage of Asian American affirmative action which requires State and federal compensation for discriminatory practices that have in the past denied fair consideration to members of minority groups by affording preferential access to education, employment, health care, and social welfare programs. Affirmative action applies to all races that have historically suffered from racial discrimination such as the Afro-American community, the American Indian community, and the Hispanic community and competition for preferential treatment in employment and education continues to be extremely high.
Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans
An act that has emotionally or physically harmed another person based on his race will be considered a “hate crime.” "Asian American hate crimes" generally involve criminal acts which are seen to have been motivated by hatred of a member of the Asian American race and may involve acts of physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment involving Asian American stereotypes, verbal abuse or insults, or the use of offensive graffiti or symbols.
Asian American Discrimination Legal Help
If you believe that you or a member of your family has suffered any type of discrimination due to their race or suffered any form of Asian American racism, it may be important to discuss the circumstances with an experienced civil rights or personal injury law attorney to fully determine and protect your legal rights.