Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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Community Issues

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

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

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

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

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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