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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

Jan 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix 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

Chinese American

Tap Into: American Children Adopted from Korea find Comfort at Summer Camp

posted by Randall

Camp Friendship

Photo from Camp Friendship

Many Asian Americans struggle with straddling the line between being Asian and American. The societal pressures of fitting in and finding your space in society can be difficult, especially for the young.

Some children from Asia adopted into White families have their own unique identity issues.

They may yearn for being … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NY Times Discusses Race with Asian Americans

NY Times Discusses Race with Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Conversations on race

“My parents meant ‘white’ Americans.”

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.

 
“As the subjects of 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

Asian Americans

Oct 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Nexus: What’s Behind the Asian American Identity

Daily Nexus: What’s Behind the Asian American Identity

posted by Randall
SF State 1968 Student Strike

SF State College 1968 Student Strike

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

Campus

How Studying in China Opened Issues of Identity for an Asian American Student

posted by Randall
Jasmine Woo with other study abroad students in Beijing

Jasmine Woo with other study abroad students in Beijing

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

Campus

Oct 2, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Item Live: Mixed-Race People Struggle with Identity

Item Live: Mixed-Race People Struggle with Identity

posted by Randall

HapaJust as with Asian Americans, bi-racial people confront stereotypes on a daily basis.

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

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 24, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on KUOW: Japanese American Artist Finds Cultural Identity

KUOW: Japanese American Artist Finds Cultural Identity

posted by Jason Fong
Roger Shimomura & Greg Kucera

Roger Shimomura with his representative Greg Kucera

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).

According to KUOW, Shimomura struggled against stereotypes of the Japanese American community, feeling a lingering sense of being “less” than other Americans. Shimomura … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Technical.ly: New Online Dating Consultant Launches New Service for Asian Americans

Technical.ly: New Online Dating Consultant Launches New Service for Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Keira Peng

Keira Peng

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

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