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Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

posted by Randall
Slants

The Slants

Many predicted that following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Slants to trademark their name, more offensive trademarks would follow.

Reuters reports that since the ruling on June 19th, a San Francisco entrepreneur has applied for a trademark of a slur against Chinese people.

Mike Lin says its a slur he was called … Read more

Campus

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Study: East Asians Have A Different Measure of Success than Whites

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American AssociationIt’s an age old question.

Would you rather be a big frog in a small pond or a small frog in a big pond.

A new study by Ph.D student Kaidi Wu from the University of Michigan found that people from East Asian cultures tend to answer that question differently than White Americans.

The AtlanticRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Rep Hanabusa Reportedly Considering Run for Governor

posted by Randall

Rep Colleen HanabusaRep Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) is reportedly considering a run for governor of Hawaii.
 
If she does, she will go up against fellow Asian American, Governor David Ige.
 
Ige in his first term, has an approval rating of just 48 percent and a disapproval rating of 42 percent.
 
David Ige
Civil Beat reports speculation of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Hashtag #Food, Hashtag #DreamJob How Asian Americans are Fast Becoming Influencers on Instagram

posted by Randall
Foodie Instagram

Christine Yi Catches that perfect food photo for her Instagram followers

By Ernabel Demillo
Host Asian American Life

Are you one of those people who likes to post photos of your food on Instagram? Well, you are not alone. The top Instagram hashtag in 2016 was #food with 182 million posts. That’s a lot of … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Diverse Cops Make the Difference in Policing Hate

posted by Randall
Sgt Peter Shields

Sergeant Peter Shields leads the SFPD’s Hate Crimes Unit. Photo by Jenny Manrique

By Jenny Manrique
New America Media

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit.

It’s one of just a … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Top 10 Reasons We Should See Diverse Actors in Lead Roles in Hollywood: A Tongue-in-Cheek Persuasive Argument

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
You know, Hollywood’s getting there when it comes to casting Asians/Pacific Islanders/ other POC in lead roles in Hollywood films.
 
But, just in case it needs a little push, here’s my top ten reasons for why we need more diversity in lead roles.
 

  1. Lots of POC
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Blogs

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Dumb Blonde Steps into It Again-And She Doesn’t Care

posted by Louis Chan

Jennifer Murphy
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

In the entertainment industry, some believe bad publicity is better than no publicity at all.
 
When you have nothing going for you, often times that’s the strategy b-stars often rely on to boost their careers.
 
Former Apprentice contestant and Miss Oregon Jennifer Murphy apparently believes … Read more

Blogs

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Fashion Spread Accused of Using Racist Imagery

posted by Louis Chan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

Go to New York City and you’re likely to see an Asian person in a cone shaped straw hat and shoulder pole.

Not!

Except maybe in some fashion photographers distorted dream.

Billy Kid Studio was called out for its photo spread published in Interview Magazine.

Allen … Read more

Blogs

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Mea Culpa: Article by Asian American White Supremacist Likely Fabricated

posted by Randall

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An article published by Medium titled Why I Was an Asian White Supremacist and reported on by AsAmNews was likely fabricated.

Suspicion about the article came to light when Jenn Fang in her Reappropriate blog connected the author “Angie Lee” to the Twitter account of @hmasculazn.

Since that article … Read more

Blogs

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

#WeNeedDiverseBooks – Asian Representation Needed Between the Pages of a Book

posted by Sophia Whittemore


 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
Let me discuss a little movement that can help any Asian authors on the lookout for one day publishing their work.
 
Let me break this down really quickly. Top YA book series are facing the same problems that Hollywood movies are. Mainly, the issue is that people … Read more

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