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Denver Post Reporter Fired for Offensive Indy 500 Tweet Says He’s Not Racist

posted by Randall

Ousted Denver Post reporter Terry Frei says people can call him an idiot or a moron for his tweet expressing discomfort at a race driver from Japan winning the Indy 500. Just don’t call him racist.

“If you want to call me an idiot, or if you want to call me a moron, … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala Harris on Pod Save AmericaA sold out live presentation of the popular podcast Pod Save America took the stage on Saturday in San Francisco with special guest star Sen. Kamala Harris, reports CBS San Francisco.

“Pod Save America” is a political podcast hosted by four former Obama administration staffers who discuss the latest news in politics, and, since … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

George Takei goes on day-long Twitter rant about Donald Trump

posted by Brittney Le

George TakeiJapanese American Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has been extra visible lately in criticizing President Trump . He went on a day-long twitter rant blasting the president and his policies this week, reports Blasting News.
 
Takei included a link to a Vox article saying that the president’s friend and ally … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

posted by Cathy Sun

Constance WuShould charges of sexual harassment disqualify someone from an Oscar nomination?

That’s what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu feels should have happened to Manchester by the Sea actor Casey Affleck, reported NBC Boston.  The actor settled two suits filed against him in 2010 by former co-workers.

Wu took to Twitter to criticize … Read more

Blogs

Mar 26, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Think Progress: Asian American Women Face Additional Barriers in Silicon Valley

Think Progress: Asian American Women Face Additional Barriers in Silicon Valley

posted by Randall

Silicon ValleyThree high profile discrimination cases against three separate companies have been filed by Asian American women in Silicon Valley.

This may not be a coincidence, according to a story in Think Progress.

The latest to file a case is Tina Huang who is seeking class action status in her discrimination case against Twitter. Huang … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Jeremy Lin Gives Back to His Fans

Jeremy Lin Gives Back to His Fans

posted by Randall

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin credits the passionate support of his fans for much of his success.

That’s why he’s holding his second Fan Appreciation Week beginning today on social media. You gotta love, Jeremy. I don’t know this for sure, but I imagine he’s one of the few athletes who does something like this. Many teams hold … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Jeremy Lin excited about being traded to @Lakers

Jeremy Lin excited about being traded to @Lakers

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin joins Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin turned to Twitter and Instagram to express his excitement about joining the Los Angeles Lakers.

Just minutes ago, Lin posted identical messages on Twitter and Facebook, along with a picture of himself smiling and wearing a Lakers cap.

“Thank you to Houston fans, media, Rockets staff, coaches and teammates for the last 2 … Read more

Blogs

Jan 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KPCC: Asian Americans turn to social media to counter stereotypes

KPCC: Asian Americans turn to social media to counter stereotypes

posted by Randall

Katy Perry at American Music AwardsAsian Americans are turning to Twitter to amplify their voice against insensitive and stereotypical portrayals of their community, notes KPCC.

It happened with the recent yellowface slap happy How I Met Your Mother episode.  It happened with Questlove insulting Asians while on tour in Japan. It happened again with Katy Perry‘s performance at … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Today: Elle covergirl @MindyKaling answers critics

Today: Elle covergirl @MindyKaling answers critics

posted by Randall

Mindy Kaling This is starting to play out like the whole Melissa McCarthy controversy just a few months ago.

 Mindy Kaling has responded on Twitter to those who felt Elle did her a disservice by not showing a full body shot of the size 8 Kaling in her cover photo, reports Today.

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Blogs

China Daily: Asian American feminists answer backlash against #NotYourAsianSidekick

posted by Randall


The recent success of the Twitter hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick generated a heated discussion in the bloggersphere about Asian American feminist issues with 45,000 using the hashtag.

But the China Daily reports it … Read more

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