Asian-American leaders launch foundation to counter hate
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New York (AFP) – Responding to a wave of recent hate crimes, Asian American leaders unveiled a new philanthropic group Monday funded so far at some $250 million to counter discrimination. Calling itself the Asian American Foundation, the group said it was undertaking “largest philanthropic commitment in history by Asian Americans fully focused on supporting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.” TAAF plans an official launch Tuesday with remarks from former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The effort comes about six week after a brutal series of shootings that killed …

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