Monthly Archives: May 2017

2016 Post-Election National Asian American Survey Results

Earlier this month, the National Asian American Survey (NAAS) finally released their 2016 Post-Election analysis regarding the presidential election and had these interesting observations: In 2016, Asian Americans posted their biggest gains ever in voting, with more than 1.1 million new voters. Between … Continue reading

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What if the “aliens” who crashed in Roswell were really Japanese?

I’m obsessed with all things aliens—and in the time of Trump, I should be clear, the ones from outer space not the non-citizens. I’ve gone to UFO conventions, watch every alien-themed documentary on Netflix, and listen to every paranormal podcast. … Continue reading

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Federal Lawmakers Call for Stamp to Honor Chinese Railroad Workers

Recently, the State of California recognized the contributions of the Chinese railroad workers in helping to build the transcontinental railroad by declaring May 10th, ‘Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Day.’ Now there is an effort in Congress to honor the Chinese workers … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Jimmy John’s Saves the Day: Stangry

I was watching an 2017 NBA Playoffs game when I saw this Jimmy John’s TV commercial. To be honest, I had never heard of Jimmy John’s before I saw this commercial – but their sandwiches, from what I could see – … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin on De-masculinization and being “Deceptively Athletic”

While John Wall is one of the fastest point guards in the NBA and is acknowledged for his athleticism, there is another point guard that is almost as fast whose athleticism isn’t as highly regarded.  In the above video that … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire” by Susan Tan

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire is the debut novel from author Susan Tan about a spunky and spirited half-white, half-Chinese eight and half year old with grand visions for her future and astute insight into her past. Cilla is our … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ & ‘FOTB’ – Watershed Moments for Asian Americans Adolescents on TV

With the end of the 2016 – 2017 traditional broadcast network television season ending, it’s been an amazing season for Asian Americans – with two Asian American family show sitcoms into their second and third seasons with Dr. Ken and Fresh … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Says Racist Remarks He Heard From Opponents Were Worse in NCAA than NBA

I wasn’t too surprised to see the headline stating that NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin said he heard worse racist remarks in college when he played for Harvard (from 2006 to 2010) than now, when he plays in the NBA. … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “This Isn’t Us”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 23: “This Isn’t Us” Original airdate May  15, 2017. Microsynopsis:  The Huangs move out of their rental, to the sadness of Honey, Marvin, and Eddie’s crew.  The boys agree to get matching tattoos … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Little Exile” by Jeanette S. Arakawa

The incarceration during World War II has left a scar on the Japanese American community. That’s not surprising, considering how traumatic being forced to leave your home and into a prison in the middle of a desert or swamp would … Continue reading

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ABC Renews ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ and Cancels ‘Dr. Ken’

Well, you win some and you lose some … On the same day, I learned that Fresh Off The Boat was renewed for it’s fourth season and Dr. Ken was canceled after it’s second season: “While not a ratings breakout, … Continue reading

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East West Players Announces 52nd Anniversary Season

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its 52nd Anniversary Season, The Company We Keep, which takes place from Fall 2017 … Continue reading

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