By Sophia Whittemore
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
Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more
Some children from Asia adopted into White families have their own unique identity issues.
They may yearn for being … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Conversations on Race, the New York Times’ year-long series of Op-Docs, or videos, featured some young Asian Americans this week. The subjects who appear to be in their 20s, talk about how stereotypes unfairly confine them – particularly the “model minority” myth.
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
Despite the wide use of the term Asian American, many in those communities refuse to identify with it.
Many in the larger society only think of East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) when talking about Asian Americans, and as a result, Indian Americans, Filipino Americans and Southeast Asians, can feel … Read more
By Jasmine Woo
Walking along a scenic route by the ocean in Laoshan, China, a man in Mandarin asks me “Are
you a Huárén?” Huárén describes someone who is of Chinese descent living outside of China.
This past summer, I participated in a three week college … Read more
North Shore Community College in Lynn, Massachusetts held a panel discussion on biracial identity and acculturation, reports Item Live.
Mabel Lam identifies as Chinese American, but due to her dark complexion, is often mistaken as Black. She says fitting in can … Read more
Japanese American artist Roger Shimomura’s art exhibit, titled An American Knockoff, is presented at the Tacoma Art Museum(and will run until September 13).
Here’s something you hear a lot from people looking for that special someone in the online dating scene.
“I’m tired of all the creeps that contact me”
“Why can’t I find any good looking normal guys?”
“Is there anyone out there for me?”
Those are the kinds of things Keira Peng used to … Read more