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Asian Americans

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

posted by Randall

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

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
Read more


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

Southeast Asian American

Jul 18, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Ex Describes Financier as Self-Hating Asian in Explosive Trial

posted by Randall
Marta Billeci


A former girlfriend who sued her ex claiming he ruined her career testified in an explosive trial in New York.

Mara Billeci told an all women jury that financier Taye Famm was obsessed with Eastern European women and was looking to whiten the gene pool, reported the New York Post.

“He was looking … Read more


Jul 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Officer Accused of Abuse in Confrontation with Teen

posted by Randall

Huysman Logan
The Burlington Police Department in Vermont has released dash cam video which they say clears their officer of sexual abuse charges, reports
Next Shark reports the accused officers are Police Sgt. My Nguyen with Officer Adam Lippa.
Police say three teens were seen passed out in a vehicle left running … Read more

Being Hapa

Jul 14, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Things Hapas Hear

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern


Now, let me preface this by saying this is in no means a comprehensive list. I’m not pointing fingers, blaming anybody, or calling any specific person out. I’m simply saying that, as a multiracial person whose mom is also multiracial coming from Indonesia and a father from Minnesota, that … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 12, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Reflections on What Hapa Means in Hollywood

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern


Now, as a fangirl, I am psyched about Spiderman Homecoming. I’m so psyched that I don’t even care I just used the word “psyched”. The new movie features a diverse cast, a stellar premise, and none other than I-am-Iron-Man-Tony-Stark-RDJ. To make me love it even more, it turns … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 7, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Why You Should Buy from Ethnic Supermarkets

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

My mom and I hang back in the insert-corporate-name supermarket’s checkout line, chatting happily about nasi goreng recipes in Bahasa. When we get to the front of the line, the cashier pauses and scrunches up her face.

“Uh… what’s this?” She asks, panic on her face as she holds up … Read more


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