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Study: Asian American Women in STEM Held Back by Stereotypes

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 
“Asian people are good at science”.
 
One might assume that the so-called “model minority” faces no discrimination in the workplace. However, in a white paper from UC Hastings School of Law by Joan William, Rachel M. Korn, and Su Li, this stereotype is challenged.  Asian women in … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Half-Japanese/Half-Mexican Rapper Towkio Could Be the Next Chicago Sensation

posted by Sophia Whittemore

TowkioRapper Towkio was born Preston Oshita, son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother on the South Side. His grandparents were in the Japanese internment camps, and here he is today. A rapper to make Chicago proud.

Towkio describes his genetic mashup to  Talking Shop. “my dad was Japanese on the South Side, my … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Interview with Pop Surrealist Luke Chueh – Death gets Cute in the Munky King Project

Interview with Pop Surrealist Luke Chueh – Death gets Cute in the Munky King Project

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

Suicide.

Depression.

Isolation.

Addiction.

Grief.

And… cute bears?

This is pop surrealist Luke Chueh’s work. It’s the Alice-in-Wonderland intersection where childhood imaginings face off against brutal nightmares. Born in Philadelphia, then raised in Fresno, Chueh has proven himself to be a creator to watch with his unique style of “tragic … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A Complex Relationship with Food, Physical Perfection, and Parental Love

A Complex Relationship with Food, Physical Perfection, and Parental Love

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I couldn’t have been the only one who heard these at a dinner party.

“Why aren’t you eating my food? I’m a good cook! Are you saying I’m a bad cook? It’s bad to refuse my food.”

“Here, eat more, you’re getting skinny.”

“Oops, someone is getting chubby. Freshman fifteen, … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

2017 Reflection on Mental Illness Still being “White-Only”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
I’ve heard it from my own family members.
 
“That (mental illness) is a White person thing.”
 
I might suggest that somebody, a friend or a close neighbor, needs help for a mental illness. I’m quickly dismissed with a wave of the hand and the “go-away-now” comment of, … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Is Comic-Con Culture Racist and Sexist?

Is Comic-Con Culture Racist and Sexist?

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

When I went to a local comic-convention (Comic-Con) near my house, I had the time of my life. There were Harley Quinn and Joker couple costumes, video game demos with the newest combat mechanics, celebrity panelists, and an entire lineup of tabletop gaming/ exclusive comic books still in the plastic … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons We Should See Diverse Actors in Lead Roles in Hollywood: A Tongue-in-Cheek Persuasive Argument

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

#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

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Steven Yeun: Glenn “Never Got His Fair Due”; Being Asian American in Hollywood

Steven Yeun: Glenn “Never Got His Fair Due”; Being Asian American in Hollywood

posted by Nicole Ki

Steve YeunNine months after the the death of Glenn on the Walking Dead, Steven Yeun has a pointed message for his fans.

Although Yeun is grateful for his time on the series, he felt viewers didn’t realize the importance of Glenn until he died.

“I’ll be honest with you and put a full disclaimer here: I … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Why You Should Buy from Ethnic Supermarkets

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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