Mineta served during the Clinton and Bush administrations, leading the Department of Transportation through the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Hundreds in Atlanta rallied on Wednesday on the anniversary of the tragic killings in 2021 that shook Atlanta to its core and shocked the nation.
The case has been closely watched as courts continue to evaluate the role that racial considerations can play when deciding who should be admitted to a particular school.
The way data on racial groups is typically collected in the U.S. has sidelined smaller Asian populations like Hmong, Lao and Filipino Americans for decades. Now, there are growing calls for change.
The all-around champion, who is Hmong American, says she was with a group of friends of Asian descent in Los Angeles when people in a passing car yelled at them to "go back to where they came from."
In response to attacks against Asian Americans, there are efforts in some major U.S. cities to pool funds for taxi or app-based rides for people who feel unsafe walking or taking public transport.
The Atlanta shooting has led to heated discussion about the blame — and violence — aimed at Asians during the pandemic. It's the latest example in a long history of hatred fueled by disease.
The previously scheduled visit was to have included a celebration of the recently passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, but Tuesday's deadly shootings at area spas caused a change in plans.
Georgia's five Asian American lawmakers and their allies are calling for action against racism and misogyny after a 21-year-old white man was charged with killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in three shootings across the metro Atlanta area Tuesday.
Racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic, but a Los Angeles-based civil rights group says the actual numbers are even higher.
Pew Research Center found 83% of Asian Americans said they would get a vaccine compared to 42% of Blacks. White and Latinx respondents were about even with 63% and 61% respectively saying they would.
Asian American voter turnout was up 91% on Election Day 2020 compared to 2016. Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood with Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Atlanta chapter describes how activists made that happen.
Asian Americans have traditionally enjoyed some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. But the pandemic is taking a heavy toll - and Trump's blaming China isn't helping.