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
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
There’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
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
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
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
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).
The 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
A 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
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