While I had read that misogyny and a sense of entitlement were motivations of Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people and then himself near Santa Barbara, I didn’t realize that anti-Asian hate was another one until I saw this post from the BigWOWO. Rodger stabbed three Asians, two of whom were his roommates. His mother was Asian, but he seemed to despise full-blooded Asians, especially when he saw Asian males were talking to [...] Continue »
Via KGO/ABC7News.com: ISLA VISTA, Calif. (KGO) — Authorities have identified the three men found fatally stabbed in the apartment of Elliot Rodger, who police say fatally shot three others in a killing spree that ended with his suicide. The Santa Barbara sheriff’s office said Sunday that the stabbing victims were 20-year-old Cheng Yuan Hong and 19-year-old George Chen – both from San Jose – and 20-year-old Weihan “David” Wang of Fremont. The three UC Santa [...] Continue »
As you may know, the month of May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. With that, The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders kicked off the month on May 6th, hosted by the U.S. Department of the Interior hosted the AAPI Heritage Month Opening Ceremony: “We were honored to be joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke about the importance of the growing AAPI demographic, and the [...] Continue »
From CBS Local (San Francisco): More and more mothers from China and Taiwan are willing to pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies in the USA, specifically in California. “So-called maternity homes” have popped up in cities like San Jose.
When I was in college, I stumbled across the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, by Bill Watterson. In particular I was quite taken with the strip where Calvin and his toy tiger Hobbes discuss where babies come from. By the end of the strip Hobbes looks at Calvin’s shirt tag and says “You came from Taiwan”. I guess I really liked it since I really did come from Taiwan, and I came into the world [...] Continue »
If you’re in the smartphone industry, you know that Samsung and Apple have been suing each other over patent infringement for the past few years, and the case happens to be overseen by Silicon Valley based judge and coincidentally, Korean American Lucy Koh. The New York Times does a nice brief profile in a blog posting on her: “Appointed to the federal court in 2010, Judge Koh, 45, is the first Asian-American district judge in [...] Continue »
I’ve blogged about the initial efforts to ban shark fin soup in California. Last July, the ban went into effect. I was aware of, but didn’t know exactly all the details of a law suit trying to overturn the law, but apparently that failed: “A federal judge on Tuesday [3/25/14] upheld California’s ban on possession or sale of shark fins, rejecting claims that the law discriminates against the Chinese community – where shark fin soup [...] Continue »
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive Earlier we presented opinions both pro and con on #CancelColbert. The Nerdist has shared Stephen Colbert response, and the first part of his response is shown above. While you would expect Colbert to answer in some way, also adding his opinion is someone whom I never expected would want to talk about this subject.
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook You know you are a corrupt politician when you are skewered by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. On Monday, in a segment at minute 3:10 entitled Innocent Until — Who Are We Kidding, Stewart summarizes the charges against California State Senator Leland Yee. Stewart also highlights Lee’s co-conspirator Raymond “Shrimp Boy” and his past criminal charges which he served [...] Continue »
Much as been written about how the recent tech boom is transforming San Francisco and the resulting backlash. We hear about protests of Google buses and artists leaving for Oakland (and perhaps pushing out other artists), but this New American Media story talks about less publicized people who are pushed out – the ethnic elderly. Benito Santiago is being evicted out of the San Francisco apartment where he has lived for 37 years, but he’s [...] Continue »
By Greg Watanabe Regarding the #cancelColbert kerfuffle. So, there’s two things: The first being the sketch itself, which is about the Washington Redskins’ owner creating the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation” to mitigate the pr damage from having such a fucked up name. In the segment Colbert uses the following joke: “Folks, this move by Dan Snyder inspires me, because my show has frequently come under attack for having a so-called offensive mascot, my beloved [...] Continue »
By Timothy Fong I would prefer to resolve disagreements with mutually respectful dialogue. But when that fails, I’ll take fear. On Thursday, the Colbert Report did a skit where the punchline was “I am willing to show the Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” The editor of the show’s Twitter account then tweeted the joke. In response, Suey Park, a writer and activist instigated the [...] Continue »