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Sep 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Half-Japanese/Half-Mexican Rapper Towkio Could Be the Next Chicago Sensation

Half-Japanese/Half-Mexican Rapper Towkio Could Be the Next Chicago Sensation

posted by Sophia Whittemore

TowkioRapper Towkio was born Preston Oshita, son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother on the South Side. His grandparents were in the Japanese internment camps, and here he is today. A rapper to make Chicago proud.

Towkio describes his genetic mashup to  Talking Shop. “my dad was Japanese on the South Side, my … Read more

Asian Americans

Aug 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Experiences of Mixed Race Latinx/Asian

Experiences of Mixed Race Latinx/Asian

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Asian Latino 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 
Growing up biracial, like growing up in any other POC family, presents both its positives and its negatives. Growing up half-latinx and half-Asian presents both its share of positives (speaking multiple languages, enjoying multiple types of food) and its challenges (not connecting with one side because you … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Discussion of Being Half-Black in Japan

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Ariana MiyamotoBy Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

A year or so ago, while I was on my way to Jakarta visiting my relatives, I had to stop in Tokyo for the connecting flight.  The first news article when I went on line basically went like this (translated from Japanese, in multiple newspapers ). “First Biracial Beauty Queen … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Almost Asian – A Series on Hapa Identity Crisis

Almost Asian – A Series on Hapa Identity Crisis

posted by Sophia Whittemore

 

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

When I stumbled upon Katie Malia’s web series, “Almost Asian“, I watched her comedic skits about what I fondly call “mini identity crisis moments.” Namely, these multiracial hapa experiences include:

  1. Being given a fork at an Asian restaurant
  2. Being mistaken for being the wife of your blood
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Being Hapa

Things Hapas NEED to Hear – A Hapa Happiness Post

posted by Sophia Whittemore

 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

I wrote an article, “Things Hapas Hear”, and it received attention for being relatable. And then it occurred to me that a lot of people from multiracial households deal with this all the time. Look at any online forum to see that “identity” and “ethnic ambiguity” … 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

Jul 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Reflections on What Hapa Means in Hollywood

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

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Hapa Capsulizes Painful Moments from 2016 Asian America in Less than 90 Seconds

Hapa Capsulizes Painful Moments from 2016 Asian America in Less than 90 Seconds

posted by Louis Chan

Mannequin Challenge

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A popular new video out less than a week freezes in time moments in 2016 that highlight the racism and the persistent whitewashing the Asian American community faced throughout the year.

The short A-woke is from multiracial filmmaker Teja Arboleda who grew up in Japan and co-producer Michael Tow, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: New Push for Holiday to Honor Multiracial People

LA Times: New Push for Holiday to Honor Multiracial People

posted by Randall
Loving Day

Loving Day celebration in Wilmington, DE.

A hapa from New York is leading the charge for a holiday to mark the day the ban on mixed marriages was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, reports the Los Angeles Times.

49 years ago this Sunday, the Supreme Court ruled on Loving vs. Virginia which struck … Read more

Campus

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

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