Wednesday 21st February 2018,

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FBI Comments about Chinese Students Called “Disturbing and Prejudicial”

posted by Randall

Ted LieuA warning from the FBI that Chinese spies may be embedded in American Universities is being blasted by Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA) and the community group, the Committee of 100.

The NY Daily News reported FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate intelligence committee that adademia is rife area for intelligence “collectors.”

“It’s not … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

New York Times Writer Mistakes Mirai Nagasu for an Immigrant

posted by Randall

A New York Times reporter is pushing back for mistakenly tweeting “immigrants, they get the job done” in reference to Mirai Nagasu’s historic triple axel Sunday.

Nagasu was born in Montabello near Los Angeles to immigrant parents.

Her triple axel helped Team USA to win a bronze in the ice … Read more

Chinese American

“Chinaman” Mural Replaced at Dr. Seuss Museum

posted by Randall

Dr. Seuss Chinaman muralA mural depicting a Dr. Seuss character with exaggerated slanted eyes, a pointed hat and chopsticks has been replaced at the The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts, reports WBUR.

Three children’s authors lead a protest in October and succeeded in getting the museum to remove the mural.

Mo Willems, Mike … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jan 23, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Trump Reportedly Mocked India Prime Minister Modi’s Accent

Trump Reportedly Mocked India Prime Minister Modi’s Accent

posted by Randall
Narendra Modi with Donald Trump

President Trump greets India Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House in October 2017

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi may be political allies, but that didn’t stop the president from reportedly mocking India’s Prime Minister.

The Washington Post passingly reported deep in its story about US Troops in Afghanistan that Trump has been known … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 23, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Constance Wu Confronted Fetishization of Asian American Women at Women’s March

Constance Wu Confronted Fetishization of Asian American Women at Women’s March

posted by Dana Delacruz

Constance Wu at Women's March 2018Actress Constance Wu touched on an issue very personal for Asian Americans.

She took her opportunity to speak at this weekend’s Women’s March to address  harmful Asian American stereotypes during her speech in Los Angeles Saturday.

Wu joined other high-profile Hollywood women, such as Natalie Portman and Viola Davis, as a speaker at the second … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 13, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Trump Reportedly Asked Asian American “Where Are you From”

Trump Reportedly Asked Asian American “Where Are you From”

posted by Randall
Donald Trump

Photo by Matt Johnson via Flickr Creative Commons

President Trump reportedly became fixated over the ethnicity of an Asian American intelligence analyst following a recent meeting.

According to NBC, the woman is an expert on hostage negotiations and had just briefed the President on the pending release of a family being held in Pakistan.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 12, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Anna Awards Announced for AAPI Actors, Movies, TV and More

Anna Awards Announced for AAPI Actors, Movies, TV and More

posted by Ed Diokno

 

‘The Big Sick’ has the honor of winning the 2018 Best Asian/American Movie Award.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s awards season. The Golden Globes were just handed out. The writers, actors and directors will be handing out its yearly awards. The Grammys are coming soon, the Academy Awards will be announced.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 8, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Hong Chau Defends Accent in Downsizing

Hong Chau Defends Accent in Downsizing

posted by Randall
Hong Chau in Downsizing

Paramount Pictures

Hong Chau was a surprise Golden Globe nominee for her best supporting role in Downsizing.

She didn’t win Sunday night, losing to Allison Janney (I, Tonya). Yet the award has given her a higher profile, and also made her the target of those critical of her accent in the movie.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 7, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Update: Vincent Zhou Selected to US Olympic Team. Responds to Racist.

Update: Vincent Zhou Selected to US Olympic Team. Responds to Racist.

posted by Randall
Vincent Zhou

Vincent Zhou
Facebook Photo

After hours of uncertainty, Vincent Zhou has been selected to the U.S. Olympic team following his third place finish at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday night.

The 17 year old has been called the future of men’s figure skating.

The committee announced this morning that Zhou will be joined by … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 5, 2018 Ξ Comments Off on Rapper Calls Out Reality Program for Mocking Sikhs

Rapper Calls Out Reality Program for Mocking Sikhs

posted by Randall

Whacked Out SportsRapper Heems took to Instagram to call out the syndicated reality program Whacked Out Sports for mocking a Sikh accent and belittling a Sikh athlete.

According to Next Shark, the segment ridiculed the Holla Mohalla, a sacred Sikh festival.

It singled out a Sikh man offering a translation using a fake Sikh accent intended … Read more

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