Tuesday 24th January 2017,

Posts by Tag: stereotypes»


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

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


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

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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

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

Is the Bachelorette Going to Be Asian American?

posted by Randall
Caila Quinn

Calia Quinn placed third in the Bachelor. Will she return as the Bachelorette?

By Ed Diokno

The prospect that a Filipina American could be the next season’s Bachelorette fills me with mixed feelings – anticipation and dread.

It has not been officially confirmed yet, but numerous sources and tabloids say that Caila Quinn will get … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

In Style: Jamie Chung’s Frustration Boils Over Lack of Diversity

posted by Randall

Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago in Big Hero 6
Actress Jamie Chung is feeling pretty good about her career again after what she admits have been a “rough two years”, reports In Style.
Disney’s Big Hero 6, in which she plays the voice of Go Go, has been picked up as a series.
She’s also announced on Instagram that … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Josh Chan Gets Huge Kiss on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

posted by Randall
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend kiss

Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III) finally kisses Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

By Ed Diokno

To paraphrase a famous existential question: If a kiss by an Asian romantic lead was hardly seen, did it really happen?

Vincent Rodriguez III did what eluded other Asian actors like Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat and John Cho. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

New Asian Version of Barbie Unveiled with New Line

posted by Randall
New realistic line of Barbies

New realistic line of Barbies released. Can you spot the Asian Barbie?

By Ed Diokno

Barbie, the iconic doll of young girls throughout the world, is getting a makeover.

Twenty-two makeovers, to be exact.

Asian Barbie

The Barbie that is unmistakenly Asian.

Launched Jan. 28, Barbie’s diverse sisters are being sold along side the much-loved, much criticized … Read more


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