Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

Asian Americans

NY Times Conversation about Racism and Asian Americans Continues

posted by Randall

NY Times & RaceBy Ed Diokno

A White woman’s racist attack telling a New York Times editor to “go back to China” has sparked a dialogue about race, Asian Americans and America.

First there was a front page open letter written by the affronted deputy metro editor Michael Luo, followed by a video under the hashtag #ThisIs2016 featuring … Read more

Asian Americans

Report Reveals Diversity in Hollywood Stuck in Neutral

posted by Louis Chan

USC Hollywood Diversity Study

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

How far has Hollywood advanced on the big screen when it comes to diversity?

A new report released this morning by The Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism shows it’s stuck in neutral.

An overwhelming 73.7 percent of all characters … Read more

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Drexel Now: Journalists Failed Japanese Americans during World War II

posted by Randall
Manzaar, by Ansel Adams, Library of Congress

Manzaar, by Ansel Adams, Library of Congress

A journalist’s role today is to ask tough questions, hold authorities accountable and give voice to the voiceless.

An analysis by Ron Bishop of Drexel University’s Department of Communication found that journalists failed to do their jobs during World War II in their coverage of the incarceration of … Read more

Japanese American

TIME: The Eclectic Origins of the Ubiquitous V-Sign in Asians’ Photos

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Peace signTIME Magazine recently ran a story about the much-disputed roots of the V-sign often flashed by Asians in photos. The possible origins of the pose  include the following:

1. When American figure skater, Janet Lynn, fell during a performance during the 1972 Olympics in Japan – essentially, losing her chance to win the gold medal … Read more


Elliot Rodger story is being framed through the lens of white media

posted by Randall

Elliot RodgerBy Sam Louie

 This blog was originally posted at SamLouieMFT.com and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.

It’s peculiar as an Asian American psychotherapist and former journalist to watch how issues of violence and race are covered and reported by the media.  An example of this is the news reporting of the … Read more

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Salem-News.com: Documentary places blame on Alexian Lien in motorcycle beating case

posted by Randall

Alexian & Rosalyn LienA controversial new documentary posted on You Tube calls media coverage of the beating of Alexian Lien a “total fabrication” and places the blame on the incident on Lien, reports Salem-News.com.

It is unclear in the article who is behind the documentary, but it is posted on You Tube by a person who goes … Read more


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