Thursday 19th January 2017,

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Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

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Blog: #HollywoodSoWhite – The incredible ‘whiteness’ of being

posted by Randall

Hollywood has a long history of ‘yellow face’ with some pretty big names taking part including, from left: Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Mickey Rooney. Can you name the films they were in where they played Asians? (For answers, see below.)

By Ed Diokno

I can’t wait until Chris Rock comes on stage to host … Read more

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Tibetan Feminist: Is Marvel Breaking the Glass Ceiling or Whitewashing?

posted by Randall

Dr Strange

Dr. Strange

Coming off the recent controversy over the casting of Emma Stone as a Hawaiian Chinese in the movie Aloha, the internet has been buzzing about another whitewashing controversy.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tilda Swinton is in negotiations to play a Tibetan character in the Marvel studio’s Dr. Strange.
 … Read more

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Complex: Cameron Crowe Casts Another White Actress to Portray Asian American

posted by Randall

Jacquelyn ByersFresh off his decision to cast Emma Stone to play Allison Ng in the box office bomb Aloha, there’s word that Cameron Crowe has cast another White actress to portray an Asian American.

Complex reports that Crowe has selected an actress named Jacquelyn Byers to play Natalie Shin in the upcoming Showtime comedy, RoadiesRead more

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Asian Emoji Has Some Asian Americans seeing Red

posted by Randall


New emojis being released by Apple to represent a more diverse world have some Asians shaking their heads.

The one many say is meant to represent East Asians is bright yellow. Now that’s taking yellow power to the extreme. Some consider it more yellowface.

According to SFist, the uproar actually began on the Chinese … Read more

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Non-Asian Americans Relate to Fresh Off the Boat

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Hudson Yang

By Ariel Neidermeier

ABC’s new sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, is the first network television show to feature an Asian American cast in 20 years.

“It’s great seeing an all-Asian cast on a television show for once,” said 24-year-old Oakland, Calif. resident, Bridget Rochios, “I’m not Asian but my grandparents immigrated from Greece so

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Staff of SNL Asserts White Privilege

posted by Randall

Asian American dollThe staff of Saturday Night Live has had more than a few controversies involving the Asian American community.

It’s obvious that over the years, the folks at SNL don’t see anything wrong with putting white actors in yellow face. They’ve done it numerous times, much to the chagrin of many Asian Americans.

The writers and … Read more


Why Bruno Mars Should Walk Off the Set of SNL

posted by Randall

Saturday Night LiveBruno Mars is scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The Filipino American hit machine from Hawaii will appear with Mark Ronson to perform their new single, Uptown Funk.

My initial excitement about the appearance (I still remember Mars Rocking the Superbowl last season) was quickly tempered by my distaste for SNL’s … Read more


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