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Over 200 Incidents of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Since Election Day: According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hundreds of reports of hateful intimidation and harassment erupted across social media networks in the wake of the presidential election Tuesday night.

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A Running List Of Reported Racist Incidents After Donald Trump’s Victory: Welcome to the new normal.

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Trump supporters are threatening to kill me over this tweet: “As I type this, people are tweeting that I’ll be deported or killed once Donald Trump takes office. It’s surreal, but it’s useful to explain how I got here, because stories like this will be happening a lot more for the next four years.”

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The perils of being a female, Asian fact-checker in a tense election: While just doing her job as a fact checker during the election season, Michelle Ye Hee Lee has encountered rampant sexism and racism.

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How to intervene in a racist attack: As hate crimes rise in the wake of Trump’s election, here are some tips on how to intervene when you see someone being attacked.

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How Trump Made Hate Intersectional: How Trump’s hateful rhetoric reveals the ways in which hatred is intersectional, affecting multiple identities and bodies.

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Dear White Friends: Stop Saying Everything Is Going To Be Ok: “White people: I believe you will be okay. I’m happy that you’re going to be okay. But I’m tired of hearing you tell me that everything is going to be okay, because the implications of this election are different for you than for everyone else.”

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Exit polls were wrong about how many Asian Americans supported Trump: While exit polls reported 65% of Asian American voters choosing Hillary Clinton, the Asian American National Election Eve Poll found that Asian American voters supported Clinton over Donald Trump by a much wider margin.

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The Ascent of the Buffoon and the Asian-American Divide: “We are viewed as a community that plays it safe, and the only way we are threatening is if we play a badass in a zombie show. We are Asian Americans, and we are viewed as a silent engine that simply moves with the flow of the machine. I am an Asian American, and I can safely state that all of the above is a fountain of horseshit.”

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Claiming 6 Personal Rights as a Vietnamese, Gender Non-Conforming Femme: Alex-Quan Pham writes a loving reminder to other people of color, especially trans and gender non-conforming people of color, that they are worth too.

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Family, Fate, and Two Astrologies: For Lillian Min, the Eastern Zodiac is one area of mysticism her family can all agree on.

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‘It’s Asian Men!’: Asian-American Men Are Sexy in ‘Magic Mike’ Parody: The short film It’s Asian Men is a self-described Magic Mike parody featuring hot Asian American men. Isn’t that all you really need to know?

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Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu talks challenges of finding all-Asian cast: Director Jon M. Chu talks to Entertainment Weekly about Asian identity, plans for casting Crazy Rich Asians, and the pressures of directing a film that could change Asian visibility in Hollywood.

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Attorney tips to prepare for child custody litigation

Unfortunately, not all divorces proceed smoothly. One of the most common areas of contention between parents is child custody. While California courts always urge parents to work out child custody arrangements and parenting plans themselves, sometimes litigation becomes the only option remaining.

No one wants to go to court to determine how their children should be parented, but it is an unfortunate reality in California. As family law attorneys, we have seen even the most amicable parent-to-parent relationship dissolve into chaos. If you and your co-parent cannot reach an agreement regarding child custody, we would like to offer a few tips to help you prepare for a potential courtroom battle.

— Remember the “best interests of the child” criteria: Regardless of your preferences, California family courts will put this criterion above all else. Knowing this going in can aid in your preparations.

— Demonstrate your parenting and child involvement: You can do this by recording your activities with your children to show your level of commitment.

— Don’t overlook witness testimony: Anytime other parties can support your parenting skills, it is good for your case. Teachers, doctors, neighbors and even family members make good witnesses.

— Be active in your child’s educational setting: Attending school activities and interacting with the people responsible for your children’s education are good examples of proper involvement.

— Quality time is good: If you can show the court that you care about the quality of the time spent with your child, you may have a few more points in your favor.

Please consider visiting our child custody web pages for more about child custody in California. We offer readers an informational frequently asked questions page that answers many of the most common questions.

Angry Reader of the Week: Francesca Fiorentini

"In my comedy and journalism, I try to afflict the comfortable and comforting the afflicted."

Hey, everybody. It is time, once again, to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Francesca Fiorentini.

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Lawyer Spotlight: Denise O’Reilly – O’Reilly Workplace Law

We speak with LawTap lawyer Denise O’Reilly at O’Reilly Workplace Law located in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Queensland to learn more about her and her law firm. 1. Tell us about the areas of law you practice, the work that you do and the clients you work with at O’Reilly Workplace Law I […]

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Asian American voters strongly favored Clinton over Trump

In AALDEF's exit poll of 14,400 Asian American voters, Clinton favored over Trump by wide margin.

In the ongoing assessment of the whos and whats and whys and hows of Election Day, it looks like Asian American voters strongly favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a wide margin.

Preliminary exit poll findings released by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) from 14,400 Asian American voters reveal that Asian American voters in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia and Nevada strongly favored Clinton over Trump.

"The extreme anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and racist rhetoric in this election was deeply disturbing to Asian American voters, who wanted to support candidates who shared their values and hope for America," said Margaret Fung, Executive Director of AALDEF.

AALDEF collected surveys from Asian American voters at 91 polling places in 14 states with large or fast-growing Asian American populations. Based on Asian American voters polled on Election Day, 79% backed Hillary Clinton, 17% were for Donald Trump, and 3% voted for other candidates.

Here's the breakdown by state:

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CTRL+ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures

Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, November 12-13

If you're in New York City, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center invites you Ctrl+Alt: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, featuring the work of 40+ artists and scholars exploring themes of imagined future, science fiction and future technology. It's happening November 12-13 at 477 Broadway in SOHO/Chinatown.

Here's a nifty trailer:

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‘aka SEOUL’ explores Korean adoptee stories

New digital documentary follows the journeys of five Korean adoptees.

aka SEOUL is a new documentary that explores the journeys of five Korean adoptees. Directed by Jon Maxwell and produced by ISAtv in partnership with NBC Asian America, the documentary will be released online in seven parts throughout November, with each episode focusing on new characters and intertwining storylines offering a unique perspective on the adoptee experience.

aka SEOUL is a follow up to the documentary series aka DAN, which chronicled the 2013 journey of rapper and Korean adoptee Dan Matthews as he reconnected with his birth family, including a twin brother he never knew about. Three years later, aka SEOUL follows Dan and four other Korean adoptees as they visit Korea during the summer of 2016 and shed light on different aspects of their adoptee identities.

Here's the trailer:

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