Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Asian Americans

New Whitewashing Controversy Takes Off Over Death Note

posted by Randall

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition protesting yet another example of whitewashing in the works.

The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.

Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more

Blogs

Riz Ahmed: Lack of Inclusion in Media Leads to Alienation and Isis

posted by Randall
Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Actor Riz Ahmed has warned that the failure to champion diversity on TV and the movies is alienating young people, driving them towards extremism and into the arms of Isis.

Ahmed, known for his roles in Four Lions and the the Star Wars prequel Rogue OneRead more

Asian Americans

Cultural Appropriation: Should the ‘Iron Fist’ Superhero Have Been Asian American?

posted by Randall
Iron fist

From left: Jessica Henwick, Finn Jones and Rosario Dawson star in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Iron Fist’ on Netflix

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

You almost have to have to feel a little sorry for actor Finn Jones. When he accepted the role of Danny Rand in Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming superhero production Iron Read more

Bad Ass Asians

A Chinese American Girl Story to be told on Amazon

posted by Randall
Gwendolyn Yeo

Gwendolyn Yeo

American Girl is taking its drive for more diversity to television.

An American Girl special will air on Amazon featuring a 10-year-old Chinese American girl and her mother.

The story is titled An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976, A Happy Balance

According to Deadline, the role of Marilyn Ling, a … Read more

Asian Americans

#HollywoodSoWhite: Report says Hollywood Has Mostly a Black & White view of America

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

The 89th Academy Awards airs tomorrow with a different look. This year’s awards show might give the appearance of progress in diversity with Black actors nominated in every acting category and two Black-themed movies nominated for Best Picture. But don’t talk about progress … Read more

Asian Americans

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

Bad Ass Asians

Buzz Feed Mimics Vanity Fair Cover with Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Vanity Fair Buzz Feed Cover

Asian American Buzzfeed video producers mimicked Vanity Fair’s Hollywood cover.

By Ed Diokno

You know those iconic Vanity Fair covers this time of year? Academy Awards time? The Hollywood covers usually feature a bunch of movie stars in full makeup, hair perfectly coiffed and dressed to the nines. They look fabulous and other worldly.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Yale Study Finds Asian Americans Missing from Top Legal Positions

posted by Randall

Goodwin LiuA study by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and researchers at Yale has found Asian Americans very seldom reach the level of partner in law firms or positions as prosecutors and judges, reports the JD Journal.

Liu credits the mentoring he received from the late U.S. Rep Bob Matsui and former Yale Law … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

First Asian American Bishop Appointed to Lead Utah Diocese

posted by Randall
Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis

By Ed Diokno

A Filipino American immigrant was appointed bishop of a U.S. diocese Tuesday indicating the growing diversity of the Catholic American church.

Pope Francis named Bishop Oscar Asarco Solis, an immigrant from the Philippines, to become the bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese, which has been without a … Read more

Chinese American

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more

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