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Blogs

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Serving People of Color

posted by Len Patel

Colin LieuBy Colin Lieu

It’s okay to serve Black communities, but please know: no one expects you to be Black.

 

Last weekend I attended the 2017 Yoga Service Council Conference where well-meaning yogis gathered to share ideas, learnings and research on how yoga and mindfulness can help support underserved communities such as youth, veterans Read more

Bad Ass Asians

No Whitewashing for Upcoming Island Movie

posted by Randall
King Kamehameha Statue

King Kamehameha Statue

This is a breath of fresh air.

Casting directors are looking for a Native Hawaiian actor to play the role of King Kamehameha and other roles, reports KHON.

The movie Islands will explore Hawaii from Captain Cook’s arrival to King Kamehameha and the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani’s monarchy.

“Whoever plays King … Read more

Community Issues

May 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Reality Star Farrah Abraham Accused of Cultural Appropriation at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Reality Star Farrah Abraham Accused of Cultural Appropriation at MTV Movie & TV Awards

posted by Randall

Reality TV star Farrah Abraham took a I don’t give a damn attitude to the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, wearing a bindi and almost daring someone to call her out for cultural appropriation.

Hindus … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vogue Diversity Issue Is a Head Scratcher

Vogue Diversity Issue Is a Head Scratcher

posted by Randall
Vogue Diversity Issue

Vogue “diversity” Issue

The word diversity is thrown around a lot. It means different things to different people.

Folks at Vogue are learning their idea of diversity doesn’t fit with a lot of other people.

In the just released diversity issue of Vogue, they have Danish-German American fashion model Karlie Kloss in black hair dressed … Read more

Blogs

Jan 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

Asians Have Been Appropriating White Food, and it is a Good Thing

posted by Lisa Dinh

Chinese marketBy Lisa Dinh
AsAmNews Intern

 

Amidst America’s contentious election, BuzzFeed recently published an article entitled, “17 Foods That White People Have Ruined.” Example foods from the article include “Pho with Broccoli and Quinoa” and “Nutella Samosas.” The popular piece gained over 1 million views and 602 comments. Its top-rated comment argues against the … Read more

Blogs

Sep 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Brown Skin Moana Costume Pulled by Disney After Outrage

Blog: Brown Skin Moana Costume Pulled by Disney After Outrage

posted by Louis Chan

Moana costumeBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A Disney Halloween costume derided as racist for the costume’s brown skin is being pulled from store shelves.
 
The decision comes just days after a social media uproar over the costume caught the attention of mainstream national media.
 
The costume was part of Disney’s extensive marketing … Read more

Campus

Mar 5, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Campus Round Up: Cultural Appropriation, ECAASU Conference & Hmong American Studies Dominate Week

Campus Round Up: Cultural Appropriation, ECAASU Conference & Hmong American Studies Dominate Week

posted by Randall

ECAASU 2016It’s been an interesting week for Asian American students across the country.

At UC Berkeley, Pacific Islander students successfully convinced a Greek fraternity to cancel its “Sigma Alpha Maui.”
An event flyer described the party this way:

Aloha haoles. Stop your studying for midterms procrastination bs for one night to come to Sigma Alpha Maui.

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on CBC News: Canadian Elected Official Called Out for Wearing Racist Halloween Costume with Coolie Hat

CBC News: Canadian Elected Official Called Out for Wearing Racist Halloween Costume with Coolie Hat

posted by Randall
Linda Lapointe

Linda Lapointe

Newly-elected Liberal MP Linda Lapointe stumbled out of the starting gate with a Facebook photo of her in a Halloween costume wearing a coolie hat and a “Asian” style jacket.

CBC News Lapointe’s wardrobe choice raised the ire of Laurin Liu, the Montreal riding’s former NDP MP and a Chinese Canadian.

“I can’t … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 5, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Sacramento Bee: LGBT Center Apologizes to AAPI Community

Sacramento Bee: LGBT Center Apologizes to AAPI Community

posted by Randall

Sacramento LGBT Center Red Dress Party2

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have received an apology from the Sacramento LGBT Center in California for the offensive cultural themes used at a recent party, reports the Sacramento Bee.

The apology comes after the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sacramento Coalition wrote a letter to … Read more

Blogs

Oct 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Buzz Feed Yellow: Geisha Halloween Costume Irritates Japanese American Women

Buzz Feed Yellow: Geisha Halloween Costume Irritates Japanese American Women

posted by Randall

geisha costume

More racist cultural appropriation is surfacing as we get closer to Halloween.

A geisha costume for sale looks closer to something someone with a latex fetish might wear.

Sequins and chokers meant more for a night of clubbing than traditional Japanese dance adorn the “kimono.”

The costume is so far from being an authentic it’s … Read more

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