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The 8Asians Talk About Jennifer Pan, “Tiger” Parenting, and “Everyone Loves Raymond”

The 8Asians Talk About Jennifer Pan, "Tiger" Parenting, and "Everyone Loves Raymond"

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. The subject of Jennifer Pan, the Asian Canadian who faked her accomplishments to please her parents and later arranged with her boyfriend to have them killed, generated this conversation about Tiger parenting and leaving home: Christine: I’m not […] Continue »

8Asians TalkAbout: Watching the ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Pilot

8Asians TalkAbout: Watching the 'Fresh Off the Boat' Pilot

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And since the premiere of Fresh Off the Boat is the biggest television event to hit the Asian American community since… um… Linsanity? (does that count?), there was quite a lot we all had to say, but unsurprisingly, […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talks About How Girls Creator Lena Dunham Is Confused About Islam

The 8Asians Talks About How Girls Creator Lena Dunham Is Confused About Islam

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about how Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO’s Girls, recently posted an Instagram photo of herself draped in a black scarf (or blanket) like a hijab with the following caption: “I had a […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About Spanking

The 8Asians Talk About Spanking

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about a recent news item about Zhen Yang, a convenience store owner, who spanked a would-be thief into submission before the cops arrived. And our own memories of being in a somewhat similar situation […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About the Internal Korean Oreo Ad

The 8Asians Talk About the Internal Korean Oreo Ad

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about innocent things. Innocent things like milk and cookies and OMG BOOBIES. Case in point, this delightful internal South Korean ad for the Oreo cookie. Joz: Seems to be real. Also, my problem with […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About AAJA’s Media Advisory for Jeremy Lin (and the Backlash)

The 8Asians Talk About AAJA's Media Advisory for Jeremy Lin (and the Backlash)

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about AAJA’s Media Advisory for Jeremy Lin – undoubtedly as a response to ESPN’s “Chink in the Armor” fiasco – and the backlash from said media advisory. Joz: AAJA is releasing this Media Advisory […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About Something Better Than Jeremy Lin Puns

The 8Asians Talk About Something Better Than Jeremy Lin Puns

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we try to start our own pop cultural revolution with horrible puns based off of Asian names. Move over, Jeremy Lin. We’ve got someone new! Joz: From George K, Keep your eyes on basketball player Sabatino […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About: Lil Kim Jong Il

The 8Asians Talk About: Lil Kim Jong Il

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, people talk about babies. Babies that are dressed like dead repressive dictators. And whether we’re supposed to be all “yay it’s a baby” or “boo, it’s a baby dressed as a dictator” or “lulz, it’s a […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About Their New Years Blogging Resolutions

The 8Asians Talk About Their New Years Blogging Resolutions

So 2012 has finally arrived. According to many, it marks the coming of the end of the year. To others, it’s just another 365 days of life. For us here at 8Asians, it’s a chance to refresh, restart, make and break new promises. I asked our team of writers what their personal New Years resolutions for the blog would be, and here’s what they came up with.

The 8Asians Talk About: Yu Darvish and Japanese Baseball Players

The 8Asians Talk About: Yu Darvish and Japanese Baseball Players

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, people talk about Yu Darvish, the half-Japanese, half-Iranian pitching phenom, while other people stand around politely and think to themselves when the next season of American Idol will come out since they know nothing about baseball. […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About: Ching, Chong and Chick-Fil-A

The 8Asians Talk About: Ching, Chong and Chick-Fil-A

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about a recent story of Lia, a minimum-wage cashier at a Southern California Chick-Fil-A who thought she could get away with naming two of her Asian customers “CHING” and “CHONG” on their receipts. And […] Continue »

The 8Asians Talk About: Loyal Puppies Waiting For Their Masters

The 8Asians Talk About: Loyal Puppies Waiting For Their Masters

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about ADORABLE DOGS THAT WAIT FOR THEIR MASTERS EVEN IN DEATH GAH MY STONE HEART IS MELTING. (EDITORS NOTE: Please note that the video above is NOT about the dog in this article; it’s […] Continue »