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David W. Chih, director of the Asian American Cultural Center, poses for a headshot. Chih spoke with a reporter from The Daily Illini about how people can help recognize and combat anti-Asian racism.

AACC director discusses ways to support Asian community

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

The University of Illinois is home to students of all backgrounds. About 40% of the total student population are students that represent the Asian American and Asian international community according...

Lila Sharif, assistant professor in LAS, spoke with a reporter from The Daily Illini about the ongoing rise in racially related hate crimes against the Asian and Asian-American communities.

Lila Sharif discusses anti-Asian violence

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Recently, the University issued an official statement on ‘The rise of anti-Asian violence across the nation’ condemning the recent attacks and resurgence of hate-bias against Asian-Americans, while...

Champaign-Urbana residents Luke Lee and Eddie Pratt Jr. pose for a photo at the #EndWhiteSilence street visibility event in downtown Champaign on Wednesday afternoon. The University’s chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice has organized two rallies thus far to demand racial justice for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

CU citizens protest Asian-targeted violence

By Rohit Jammu, Assistant Features Editor April 12, 2021

After the Atlanta spa shootings in March that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent, a surge in the Stop Asian Hate movement has seen several hundreds of people joining protests,...

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By Chieh Hsu, Managing Editor for Online March 29, 2021

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