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#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

Transgender Asian American Swimmer Is a Pioneer

posted by Nicole Ki
Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar

A Hapa transgender male athlete is the first transgender man to compete in any NCAA division 1 sport, reports CBS News.

A rising junior at Harvard, Schulyer Bailar originally made Harvard’s swim team as a woman. Bailar transitioned to a male and switched to Harvard’s men’s swim team about two years ago.… Read more

Being Hapa

Things Hapas Hear

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

Now, let me preface this by saying this is in no means a comprehensive list. I’m not pointing fingers, blaming anybody, or calling any specific person out. I’m simply saying that, as a multiracial person whose mom is also multiracial coming from Indonesia and a father from Minnesota, that … Read more

Asian Americans

Reflections on What Hapa Means in Hollywood

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

Now, as a fangirl, I am psyched about Spiderman Homecoming. I’m so psyched that I don’t even care I just used the word “psyched”. The new movie features a diverse cast, a stellar premise, and none other than I-am-Iron-Man-Tony-Stark-RDJ. To make me love it even more, it turns … Read more

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Jun 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Forgotten Asian American Hero Behind Loving V.S. Virginia

The Forgotten Asian American Hero Behind Loving V.S. Virginia

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 
If any of you have seen the movie Loving, the story detailing an interracial couple’s struggles to have their marriage recognized, then you’ll know just how important that case was for the sake of the nation. I know it’s certainly important. If interracial marriage was illegal, then my Indonesia-born … Read more

Blogs

That Asian Woman isn’t the Nanny. Stop Assuming She is.

posted by Cathy Sun

Nanny BBC incident

A White professor became an internet celebrity after his interview on BBC about relations between North and South Korea was interrupted by the appearance of his two young children. In the video gone viral, an Asian woman dashes in to drag the children away and close the door.

The man is Robert E. Kelley, an … Read more

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Let Hailey Steinfeld be Hailey Steinfeld: Hapa

posted by Randall
Edge of Seventeen

Hailee Steinfeld and Hayden Szeto in ‘The Edge of Seventeen.’

By Ed Diokno

By most accounts, The Edge of Seventeen is a pretty good movie. It “takes teenage movies to a higher place,” says the NY Times.

Hailee Steinfeld, one of her generation’s best young actresses, gives life to angst-ridden Nadine Byrd, a … Read more

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Jul 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Not One, but Two Asian American Superheroines in Sarah Kuhn’s New Book

Not One, but Two Asian American Superheroines in Sarah Kuhn’s New Book

posted by Karin Chan
Heroine Complex

Cover graphic by artist Jason Chan. Photo courtesy DAW Books.

By Karin Chan

Author Sarah Kuhn’s latest book, Heroine Complex, features two Asian American superheroines who defeat demonic cupcakes and bring wrongdoers to justice in San Francisco. The first book in this trilogy was released this month and explores the dynamics of personal assistant … Read more

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May 25, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on AAPI Nexus Journal Projects State of Asian America in 2040

AAPI Nexus Journal Projects State of Asian America in 2040

posted by Randall

AAPI Nexus Journal

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans will be more multiracial, more American-born and greater in numbers in 2040, according to volume 1 of the AAPI Nexus Journal released yesterday.

The community is expected to remain the fastest growing population in the country, increasing by 74% over the next 25 years.  Pacific Islanders will … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Who Gets to Be Asian?

posted by Louis Chan
Hapa

Photo by Karl Koenen

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

As much as we as Asian Americans like to talk about diversity, Asian America can be a very exclusive club to some.

Those who don’t happen to be East Asian can feel excluded from the larger Asian American experience.

A group of students at Stanford … Read more

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