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The Real Origins of Sriracha, America’s Most Beloved Asian Hot Sauce

posted by Olivia Wolf

About 10 years ago, Sriracha became one of the most popular hot sauces in the United States, beating out tabasco, reports Hindustan Times. Today, it is generally the only Asian hot sauce that Americans know.

It has become a ubiquitous ingredient, used by everyone from gourmet chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York to food … Read more

Asian Americans

Jeremy Lin Shocked by Thailand’s Red Light District

posted by Jiayi Sun
Banghok Red Light District

Red Light district in Banghok, Thailand

NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin talked about his life changing trip to Thailand that changed his perspective. Along with Pastor Eugene Cho, he walked through one of the red light districts in Bangkok and witnessed the cruelty of human trafficking firsthand.

Eugene Cho posted a photo of himself and … Read more

Crime

May 29, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Thailand Pledges to Stop Pipeline of Human Trafficking to U.S.

Thailand Pledges to Stop Pipeline of Human Trafficking to U.S.

posted by Randall

human-trafficking-graphicThai authorities are pledging their cooperation to stop the human trafficking of Thai women to the United States, reports The Nation.

The pledge comes after the arrests of 21 suspects in a human trafficking ring accused of sending hundreds of Thai women to the United States to work as prostitutes.

According to CNN, … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 5, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asians Both Victims & Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

Asians Both Victims & Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

posted by Randall

Statue of LibertyBy Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

When people speak about human trafficking, it is almost always equated with the sex industry. But the problem is far more prevalent ranging from trafficking of domestic workers like maids or nannies to garment, agricultural and construction workers.

According to a study conducted by the Freedom Network, a national … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Jan 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Tradition, Change and a Hmong Family: A Photo Essay

Tradition, Change and a Hmong Family: A Photo Essay

posted by Randall

Hmong in Fresno by Mike Kane from Equal VoicePhotos and Text by Mike Kane
Reprinted with permission from Equal Voice News

FRESNO, Calif. — Leenee Vue, 24, tosses her backpack in her dusty Toyota Corolla and drives to class on this particular day late last year. She’s a junior at Fresno State University. She’s studying business.

Dirt from her mother’s garden plot remains … Read more

Community Issues

Jan 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Japan Times: Second Comfort Women memorial unveiled in New York

Japan Times: Second Comfort Women memorial unveiled in New York

posted by Randall

Comfort WomenThe push to get Japan to apologize for enslaving thousands of women into sexual slavery during World War II took another big turn Saturday.

A second monument in the state commemorating comfort women was unveiled by lawmakers and Korean American groups in New York, reports the Japan Times (stock photo by KeithPR)

This one … Read more

Top Story

Aug 31, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Latin Times: @DunkinDonuts in Thailand Blasted for Blackface Ad

Latin Times: @DunkinDonuts in Thailand Blasted for Blackface Ad

posted by Randall

Dunkin DonutAn ad campaign by a Dunkin Donut franchise in Thailand is roundly being criticized for its use of blackface to advertise its new “charcoal donut,” reports the Latin Times.

The group Human Rights Watch says “it’s both bizarre and racist that Dunkin’ Donuts thinks that it must color a woman’s skin black and accentuate … Read more

Guest Posts

White Sexual Imperialism: “Me Love you long Time”

posted by Randall

Full Metal JacketBy Sam Louie

Psychotherapist & Diversity Speaker

Guest Blogger

“Me love you long time” is a phrase often used when referring to foreign Asian women and sex.  It may or may not be explicitly associated with illicit sex but the clear underlying message is that the Asian woman’s role is to sexually serve the man.  … Read more

Blogs

Apr 27, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on The Nation: “Photographs of Life” Exhibition to Celebrate US-Thai Relationships

The Nation: “Photographs of Life” Exhibition to Celebrate US-Thai Relationships

posted by Gracie Zheng

To celebrate the 180th anniversary of US-Thai relations, the Embassy of the United States is inviting people living in both countries to submit tell-tale photos of their lives.

A total of 180 winning photos will be featured during the exhibitions in Bangkok and Chiang Mai in July, with 90 pictures from American … Read more

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