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Sports Talk Host Stunned to Learn Oriental is Offensive

posted by Randall
Mike Francesa

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By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

This just goes to show you we have a long ways to go in educating people about Asian America.

Sports talk show host Mike Francesa learned while on the air last night that the word oriental is offensive to Asian Americans.

The term has long been associated … Read more

Blogs

Dating Asian American Men

posted by Randall
Thy Nguyen Liu with Alvin Liu

Alvin Liu won the #MySexyAsianMan contest after being nominated by his wife Thy Nguyen Liu

By Sam Louie
Psychology Today

For Asian American men, dating in the U.S. is difficult enough because of cultural and stereotypical challenges. And now with the proliferation of online dating apps and websites, it can be even more daunting. Statistically, … Read more

Blogs

What Every U.S. Person Should Know and Do about Professor Xiaoxing Xi’s Suit

posted by Randall
Chinese American Falsely Accused

These four Chinese Americans were wrongly charged with spying. The charges were eventually dropped

By Jeremy S. Wu, Ph.D.

 
The recent civil suit filed by Temple University Professor Xiaoxing Xi has strong implications and lasting meaning for every U.S. person, especially those of Chinese origin.  Here a “U.S. person” has legal meaning that covers … Read more

Chinese American

“Real F*ck Up” in Hotel Opening of Chinatown Opium Den

posted by Louis Chan

Hotel 50 Bowery
 
A new hotel just opened in New York Chinatown is apologizing after publicizing one of its bars as an opium den, reports DNA Info.

It didn’t take long for the backlash to hit the Hotel 50 Bowery.

“As someone who lives here and as someone with neighbors and family in the community with … Read more

Campus

May 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

Asian Americans

May 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans with Some College Most Likely to Intermarry

Asian Americans with Some College Most Likely to Intermarry

posted by Randall
Interracial Marriage

photo by Anthony Van Dyck

A new study released by the Pew Research Center has found Asian Americans with some college education are the most likely to marry someone from another race.

The results quantify what many in the community know about mixed marriages.

Among all ethnic groups, Asian Americans are the most likely to … Read more

Asian Americans

May 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on “Asian AF”: Asian American Performers in the Spotlight

“Asian AF”: Asian American Performers in the Spotlight

posted by Brittney Le
Will Choi

Will Choi

“First you make them laugh, then you make them listen.”

That’s what actress Keiko Agena says about Asian AF,an Asian American variety show in Los Angeles to combat the underrepresentation of Asians in Hollywood, reports ABC News

The actress from Gilmore Girls and 13 Reasons Why was one of the featured performers … Read more

Blogs

May 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on UPDATE: Walmart Apparently Removes from Sale Novelty Item with Racist Asian Caricature

UPDATE: Walmart Apparently Removes from Sale Novelty Item with Racist Asian Caricature

posted by Louis Chan
Walmart button

This button featuring an offensive image was being sold on Walmart.com until AsAmNews brought it to our reader’s attention.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

UPDATED: 7:30 p.m.: Within hours after being contacted by AsAmNews, Walmart.com appears to have removed a novelty button featuring a racist Asian caricature.

The previous link to the item is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Teen Wolf Star Arden Cho Speaks Out on Identity, Representation and Self Doubt

posted by Randall

Arden ChoArden Cho may be a celebrity, but the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf still faces self doubt just like the rest of us.

The 5’3″ actress was recording some new music with friends at Boston’s Berklee College when she overheard someone say “wow, I thought she’d be taller”.

“I literally had one of those moments … Read more

Chinese American

The Accidental Asian Tourist

posted by Randall

Sam LouieBy Sam Louie
Psychology Today

I recently had the opportunity to visit Europe to teach on the concept of cultural Asian shame and addiction in Switzerland. Part of this opportunity allowed me to do some sightseeing in other parts of the continent, so my wife and I spent some time in Paris.

What intrigued me … Read more

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