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Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Aerogram: What’s with all the naughty girls in Bollywood?

posted by Randall

Bollywood item girlsIs Bollywood objectifying women?

That’s the take of an article in Aerogram which describes “scantily-clad female performers” being added to song and dance numbers with “no narrative tie to the film’s larger story.”

These dancers or actresses are simply known as “item numbers,” which writer Anam Syed compares to “soft porn.”

But when you think … Read more

Campus

Apr 10, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Columbia Spectator: Racism against Asian Americans surfaces after incident at Columbia

posted by Randall

Columbia UniversityLast spring, a football player at Columbia University was arrested in an incident against an Asian American that some called a hate crime.

The Columbia Spectator reports the charge was eventually dismissed, but several tweets surfaced from members of the football team targeting Asian Americans.

In addition, Zaz Gilani blogged there is an undercurrent of … Read more

Blogs

Apr 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Pew: Asian American voter participating lags other groups

posted by Randall

voteThere’s been a lot of talk lately about Asian Americans being a growing political force, especially after a loud segment of the Chinese American community stopped SCA5. That bill was aimed at bringing back affirmative action to college admissions in California.

But none of that “power” or influence will mean a thing if they don’t … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

OC Register: Vietnamese American protestors stop sister city proposal

posted by Randall

Nha Trang, Vietnam Vietnamese Americans came by the busloads to Irvine to protest a proposal to establish a sister city relationship with Nha Trang in Vietnam, reports the Orange County Register(photo by Tuey).

Their country South Vietnam fell to the communist. It wouldn’t have mattered what city in Vietnam was proposed as the sister city. If … Read more

Campus

Apr 8, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Stanford Daily: Denial of tenure at Stanford weakens Asian American Studies

posted by Randall

Stephen Sohn Students at Stanford are fighting a decision to deny tenure to Asian American Studies professor Stephen Sohn, reports the Stanford Daily.

More than 1,400 signatures have already been gathered on Change.org asking that the university reconsider.

Stephen Sohn is an English and humanities professor who also teaches in the Asian American Studies Department.

“With … Read more

Blogs

Apr 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Daily Beast: @SueyPark & Arthur Chu play roles of the villain

posted by Randall

Suey Park They say it takes one to know one.

Arthur Chu gladly played the role of the villain during his run as Jeopardy champion recently.

In a blog for the Daily Beast, he maintains that activist and prolific tweeter Suey Park also played that role.

While its true many have indeed villanized Park, one has … Read more

Blogs

Apr 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

YOMYOMF: When should a show cast an Asian American?

posted by Randall

Hettienne ParkA casting decision should soon be announced for a play called the Seminar.

The show being put on by a San Francisco theater company has had a history of casting an Asian American actress for a role of Izzy which was originated by Hetienne Park (pictured).

A blog by Beverly for YOMYOMF points out … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 7, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

NY Times: Two-thirds of those deported committed minor offenses

posted by Randall

deportationThe NY Times reports its own analyses has found that two-thirds of the two million deportation cases during the Obama administration were for minor offenses or no offense at all (photo by Fibonacci Blue).

The findings by the Times is in contrast to Obama’s stated goal of going after “criminals, gang bangers, people who … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Apr 6, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Mercury News: 7 hereoes from Vietnam War honored on new memorial wall

posted by Randall

South Vietnamese flagA memorial wall honoring seven fallen South Vietnamese soldiers was unveiled in San Jose, CA at History Park, reports the Mercury News.

The seven are meant to represent the millions of citizens of what used to be South Vietnam before it fell to Hanoi.

Lam Son Artistic and Cultural Special Group raised the money for … Read more

Campus

Apr 6, 2014 Ξ 1 comment

Mercury News: SCA5 affirmative action debate leaves deep divide among ethnic groups

posted by Randall

UCLAThe scarring and emotional wounds left by the divisive debate over SCA5 and affirmative action in California threatens to permanently damage the relationship between traditional political allies.

The Chinese American activists who led the charge against SCA5 have even angered other groups within the Asian American community, reports the Mercury News.

These activists fear a … Read more

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