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May 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Bachlorette: Jonathon, We Hardly Got to Know You

Bachlorette: Jonathon, We Hardly Got to Know You

posted by Randall

Hamilton, JoeBy Ed Diokno

Alas, the kilt didn’t help Jonathan Hamilton in his quest to win the heart of this season’s Bachelorette, Jojo Fletcher.

The Vancouver bachelor, whose bio looked awesome on paper, wasn’t able to translate his accomplishments into social attractiveness during his brief stint on last night’s (May 23) premiere. In fact, Jonathan might … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Tess Paras Spoofs Typecasting

Tess Paras Spoofs Typecasting

posted by Randall

Tess ParasBy Ed Diokno

Before the recent brouhaha over “whitewashing” of Asian roles because – heaven knows  there isn’t enough work for downtrodden Euro American actors – there was (and continues to be) the practice of casting actors of color in stereotypical roles.

 

RELATED: Asian Americans decry ‘whitewashing’ of Asian roles

 

The dilemma for … Read more

Campus

Apr 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Students Focus on Identity, Racial Fetishism, Diversity & Holi

Asian American Students Focus on Identity, Racial Fetishism, Diversity & Holi

posted by Randall
Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

It’s been a busy and varied month for Asian American students at campuses across the country.

At the University of Washington in Seattle, the Asian Coalition for Equality (ACE) held its third annual Asians Collaborating Together (ACT) conference at the Ethnic Cultural Center on Saturday, reported the Daily UW.

State Senator Pramila … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NY Times Discusses Race with Asian Americans

NY Times Discusses Race with Asian Americans

posted by Randall
Conversations on race

“My parents meant ‘white’ Americans.”

By Ed Diokno

Conversations on Race, the New York Times’ year-long series of Op-Docs, or videos, featured some young Asian Americans this week. The subjects  who appear to be in their 20s, talk about how stereotypes unfairly confine them – particularly the “model minority” myth.

 
“As the subjects of Read more

Asian Americans

Cornell Sun: Black Law Student Association at Cornell Apologizes for Racist Meme

posted by Randall

Cornell Offensive Meme

The Cornell Review reported this was the meme sent out on the Black Law Students Association list serve.

The Cornell Black Law Student Association is apologizing for an offensive image sent out on its listserve, reports the Cornell Daily Sun.
 
The meme intended to promote an upcoming event featured a photo of a … Read more

Campus

Mar 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Iowan: University of Iowa Confronts Anti-Asian Racism on Campus

Daily Iowan: University of Iowa Confronts Anti-Asian Racism on Campus

posted by Randall
University of Iowa

Graffiti at University of Iowa. Photo by Phil Roeder
Roeder

Racial tensions between Asian Americans, international students and Whites on the University of Iowa campus are being confronted with a program next month entitled Breaking Asian Stereotypes, reports the Daily Iowan.

The program is a reaction to a series of xenophobic incidents on … Read more

Blogs

Is the Tide Turning for Asian American Men?

posted by Randall
Selfie starrring John Cho & Karen Gillan

Scene from Selfie starring John Cho and Karen Gillan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From Josh Chan of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to Henry on the shortlived Selfie, more Asian American actors are getting roles as leading men on American television.

But for every Josh Chan there’s Han Lee on Two Broke Girls or Raj … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Apology from Academy Rings Hollow to Many Asian Americans

Apology from Academy Rings Hollow to Many Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Oscar Statues

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Reaction to an apology from the Academy over anti-Asian jokes has been less than enthusiastic from many in the Asian American community.

Actor George Takei who was one of 25 Asian American members of the Academy to sign a letter protesting the jokes told the New York Times “It … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: What Would It Mean for a Hapa to Be Named the Next Bachelorette?

NPR: What Would It Mean for a Hapa to Be Named the Next Bachelorette?

posted by Randall

Caila Quinn We will know by tonight if a hapa will be named the next Bachelorette.

Speculation has been rampant that third place Bachelor finisher  Caila Quinn, who’s mother is Filipino American and father is White, will take the throne for the next Bachelorette. If so, it will mark a first for a woman of color.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on How the Character Josh Chan Came to Be on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

How the Character Josh Chan Came to Be on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

posted by Louis Chan
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Vincent Rodriguez III with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom

 

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Fresh off the announcement that his much heralded show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will return to the CW for a second season, Vincent Rodriguez III will appear Sunday in San Francisco at CAAMfest.

Rodriguez will join … Read more

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