3 design-led ways to support the AAPI community

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Illustrations of your favorite buildings, rad T-shirts, and a mega design raffle. Anti-Asian violence has risen dramatically since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, culminating in the horrific shooting in Atlanta last month. Six of the eight people killed were women of Asian descent. Now, Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) designers and allies are using their design skills to advocate for change in small but meaningful ways. Read Full Story

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Phillip Lim is on a mission to root out hate against Asian-Americans

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The designer believes that fashion brands can play a powerful role in building movements against racism. For months, it’s been hard to watch the news. Every time an elderly Asian person is violently shoved or beaten on the sidewalk, I worry that my mother—a Chinese woman in her 60s—might be next, and I feel helpless. But as I try to distract myself by scrolling through Instagram, I’ve unexpectedly found comfort following fashion designer Phillip Lim, who has spent the last few months advocating relentlessly for the Asian community. Read Full Story

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‘They’ve stolen our history’: Why one designer has been fighting for inclusion for 50 years

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Acclaimed designer and thought leader Cheryl D. Miller shares her decades-long quest for design justice. Cheryl D. Miller is an acclaimed New York communications designer, artist, and theologian. She is the author of the memoir Black Coral: A Daughter’s Apology to Her Asian Island Mother and recently submitted a professional archive of her historic visual design work and writings, the Cheryl D. Miller Collection, to Stanford University Libraries. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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How to support Asian-owned businesses: Yelp just made it easier

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Users can now search for businesses that identify as Asian-owned on Yelp. In the last year, America has seen a dramatic increase in the number of hate crimes committed against Asians and Asian-Americans. Though there are many complex historical and social factors leading to the perpetuation of crimes against Asian communities, there are links that suggest the explosion of such crimes in the past year specifically has been fueled by right-wing rhetoric blaming China for the COVID-19 epidemic. Read Full Story

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These groups are fighting anti-Asian violence in America. Here’s how you can help them

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Groups that work to combat anti-Asian hate crimes have been mobilizing online, but they need help. A suspect is in custody after a wave of shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead on Tuesday. Six of the victims were reportedly women of Asian decent, and while details are still emerging, the shooting spree comes amid a dramatic rise in violence and hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans. According to recent data from the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, nearly 3,300 anti-Asian hate incidents—including verbal harassment, physical assault, and civil rights violations—were reported in 2020, and more than 500 were reported so far in 2021. Read Full Story

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Kamala Harris’s ascent is a win for Asian-Americans. So why do I feel so ambivalent?

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An executive of Chinese descent reflects on what Americans of East Asian heritage—and all communities of color—can learn from the vice president-elect and her victory. One of the brightest notes in the outcome of 2020’s tawdry political process is the historic election of the first female, Black, and—most notably—Asian American vice president, Kamala Harris. Read Full Story

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Asian-Americans’ Digital Device Adoption Remains Above Average

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Asian-Americans continue to be ahead of the curve when it comes to digital adoption. Per new data from Nielsen, 9 in 10 Asian-American TV households own an internet-connected TV device of some kind, compared to 76% of all US TV households. Almost across the board, Asian-American households are above-average in digital technology ownership. Data from… Read More » The post Asian-Americans’ Digital Device Adoption Remains Above Average appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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