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Aug 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Racial Slur Scrawled on Vehicle by Graffiti Vandal

Racial Slur Scrawled on Vehicle by Graffiti Vandal

posted by Randall

Toronto Racist Graffiti
Wiley Ko has lived in Canada for 35 years.
Even after three decades and raising two Canadian children, that feeling of foreignness is hard to kick.
The Toronto man found racist graffiti with bold white lettering scrawled on his car.
The racist slur “ch*nk” along with the word “Go bak (sic) … Read more


Apr 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on No Apology from Washington Post for Headline

No Apology from Washington Post for Headline

posted by Randall

Washington Post
By Ed Diokno
The racial slur used in a headline by the Washington Post for a story about Yao Ming’s impact on the NBA has generated a bit of discussion among journalists that may, or might not be, of interest to other people outside of that profession. It is something journalists talk about all the … Read more


AAJA Doesn’t Buy Washington Post’s Explanation of Racist Headline

posted by Louis Chan

Yao Ming bad headline

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Asian American Journalists Association late Friday urged all media organizations to eliminate the use of the slur “chinaman” from its coverage.

The strongly worded advisory follows a headline in the Washington Post that proclaimed “Yao Ming redefined “chinaman” for the NBA and brought the game to hundreds of … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Death to “Oriental” Slur in Department of Energy

Death to “Oriental” Slur in Department of Energy

posted by Susan Chang


Many of us have probably admonished people for using the term Oriental to describe people instead of rugs. But we probably never thought of correcting the Department of Energy for such usage.

According to Law360, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Monday, which replaces the terms  “a Negro, Puerto Read more


SF Bay Area TV Station Shortens Japan into Racial Slur during World Cup Finals

posted by Randall

By Kenny

(About the Author: Kenny is an AsAmNews reader who contacted us about the slur “Jap” being used as a substitution for Japan during World Cup coverage. This is his story about how he convinced two media outlets to drop the slur).

I have been following the 2015 World … Read more

Chinese American

DNA Info: “Chop Chop Chinaman” Restaurant Suddenly Closed

posted by Randall

Chop Chop Chinaman

A Chinese restaurant in Chicago that attracted attention for the use of a racial slur in its name has been closed for several days, reports DNA Info.

The restaurant generated controversy shortly after it opened when a Chicago resident outraged by the name Chop Chop Chinaman scrawled her anger by leaving a message with … Read more

Asian Americans

Whole Foods Market: Says Ching Chong Incident “Not A Community Issue”

posted by Len Patel

Whole FoodsBy Shirley N Lew

In an apparent attempt at damage control, Whole Foods Market has responded to calls for a meeting over the use of the racial slur “ching chong” by a store employee at the chain’s New York Bowery location. Readers shared Monday’s update on Whole Foods non-responsiveness all over the internet (Thank you!). Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on 24/7: Chinese American feels wrath of internet for using the term “chinked out”

24/7: Chinese American feels wrath of internet for using the term “chinked out”

posted by Randall

Leehom Wang Fans lashed out at a Chinese American singer, songwriter and actor for using the term “chinked out, ” reports 24/7.

In a post in the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, Leehom Wang wrote “bringing chinked-out to the entire world.”

Wang who is based in Taiwan has built quite a fan base in Asia, but … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American civil rights group calls for Washington Redskins to drop team name

Asian American civil rights group calls for Washington Redskins to drop team name

posted by Randall

Asian Americans Advancing JusticeAsian Americans Advancing Justice today said the term redskins to Native Americans is just as offensive as the words “ching Chong” are to many Asian Americans.

The national civil rights group issued a statement to “stand in solidarity with the Oneida Indian Nation, which is leading the Change the Mascot campaign, in its efforts to … Read more


C Word Rears Its Ugly Head Again, This Time in Reference to Bruce Lee

posted by Randall

Bruce LeeYou would think an enlightened columnist from New York would know better.

But perhaps in this case, “enlightened” is the wrong word to use.

Michael Riedel is his column for the New York Post used the word China*** in his column about an upcoming play from David Henry Hwang about the legendary Bruce Lee.

Many … Read more


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