8Links is a series which occasionally highlights interesting content from sites we read. Got a tip for us? Let us know about a link you would like to see on 8Asians.com by suggesting a link! Chef Roy Choi has just revealed he is shooting “Street Food”, a new series for CNN. [Eater] Author Eric Liu talks to NPR about his new book A Chinaman’s Chance, which is both a memoir and an examination of Chinese Americans today. [...] Continue »
While typical media images of “The O.C.” are those of fashionable young white people or white surfers in beach communities, Orange County has grown to contain the third largest Asian American population of any county in the U.S., behind Los Angeles County and Santa Clara county. This LA Times article states how the Asian American Population grew substantially between 2000 and 2010. It also says that the Asian American population has grown in patterns not [...] Continue »
While we’ve written about how Filipinos have been affected by the San Francisco Tech boom, this story from Boom (summarized here by New America Media), talks about the effects of the boom on small Chinese American businesses like these on Clement street. I liked how in addition to talking about broad trends, it talks about individuals like Big Sister, who despite crowds eating at her restaurant, is closing her Geary Street restaurant and moving to [...] Continue »
With the tabling of SCA5, the Fisher vs University of Texas decision, and the lawsuit over admissions to New York’s selective high schools, non-race based alternatives to diversifying campuses are increasingly being discussed. Some of these discussions, like this one on the book “The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v. University of Texas”, this one on place as a better emphasis than race, and this paper on affirmative [...] Continue »
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Actor and activist George Takei was on The Daily Show the other day to promote the documentary, ‘To Be Takei,‘ about his life, about being an actor, activist from his early childhood to present day. What captivated the host, Jon Stewart, the most was Takei’s experience as a child being forced with his family to be imprisoned into a Japanese [...] Continue »
Fans abound for the gritty, fast-paced, Chinatown-style street ball known as 9-man. In the 1930s, Chinese American men began playing 9-man, a street version of volleyball involving nine players (hence the game’s obvious if not well known name) compared to the six people playing on school and pro teams across the nation. It began as a game for laundry and restaurant workers in the streets and parking lots during an era when Chinese Americans were [...] Continue »
It’s the news that’s lighting up the internet… Jeremy Lin was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Los Angeles Lakers. JLin himself hasn’t made a public comment yet, but keep I keep reloading his Twitter feed (@JLin7) to see if he does. Since this is an evolving, breaking story, I’ll just put up some links. CBS Sports: Rockets trade Jeremy Lin, 1st-round pick to Lakers ESPN: Lakers trade for Jeremy Lin Yahoo: Sources: Rockets [...] Continue »
If you follow California politics, you may have been following the California State Controller’s race. John Chiang, the current state controller is terming out. California now has an open primary – where voters can vote, even if they are registered to a political party, can vote for any candidate, not only their own party. And when you have an open primary, the two top vote-getters proceed onto the general election in November. Because there were [...] Continue »
Back in 2010 I wrote about the few available Asian appearance dolls on the market for our Asian American daughters, and more specifically as a Christmas present for my own five year old daughter. Top of my list was the “Ivy Ling” doll from American Girl. But that choice is going away this fall as American Girl discontinues their only currently available Asian American doll. “Ivy Ling” has been available from American Girl for the [...] Continue »
On Monday, June 9th, Google had a new doodle on their homepage. That doodle was part of an annual competition. Google held their 7th annual “Doogle 4 Google” competition where they asked kids in K-12 tell Google what they’d like to invent to help make the world a better place. 11-year old Audrrey Zhang of New York won. There were over 100,000 submissions from all 50 states. The description of Zhang’s artwork was: “To make [...] Continue »
Leland Yee has been arrested on a number of corruption charges and dropped out of the California Secretary of State race, but 323,000 people managed to do what is pictured here as of the most recent count of California’s primary election held on June 3, 2014. It was too late to remove his name from ballots by the time he dropped out, but Yee still managed to get 9.6% of the vote as of June [...] Continue »
Video of event: C-SPAN. House Speaker John Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress gathered last week to remember the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, passing a bi-partisan bill (House Resolution 599) : “Urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, and religion and all fundamental human rights and the rule of law for all its citizens and to stop censoring [...] Continue »
Paulus Magus: Liberals like to look for reasons to be offended. It's hot they find purpose in life. – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Paulus Magus: Asians produce a type of melanin called phaeomelanin. Phaemelanin is yellow. Just as white people are not ivory, but peachy-to-bronze, so Asians are not crayola... – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Azus: From a Chinese perspective, the term 'yellow' was actually self-imposed when Westerners, primarily European, were carving out spheres of influence across the country. The Chinese... – Why Are Asians Yellow?