Tag Archives: protest

Why I March

Note: The following was written as a letter to students, and they were assigned to write a response essay to agree, disagree, or qualify the positions presented in this position paper. On Saturday, January 21st, 2017, I will be in … Continue reading

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#UmbrellaRevolution

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy revolution is characterized by this powerful hashtag. I’m not a big fan of hashtags, but this one is different. And this post is long overdue. Some catch-up if you’ve been ignoring the news, and some musings after … Continue reading

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An Asian American’s Thoughts On Occupy Wall Street

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you may have heard about the tremendous buzz that is surrounding Occupy Wall Street and other cities across the United States that are taking part in the Occupation protest. There are those … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths of the “Ground Zero Mosque”

At this point, some of you may be aware of the controversy surrounding the “Ground  Zero Mosque” and the high emotions that are surrounding this construction. There have been many different viewpoints and opinions on it, with many of the … Continue reading

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On the Front Lines: Protesting The Last Airbender in Hollywood

By Ken I grunted at Chris Tashima. I’ve known him for 20 years, long before he won the Academy Award for Best Live Short for his film Visas and Virtue. I adore the man, but all I could manage was … Continue reading

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My Experience at the Los Angeles Israeli Consulate Protests

EDITORS NOTE: The opinions in this blog post are not necessarily shared by 8Asians.com or other bloggers that post on this blog. On May 31st, I was informed by Tanzila Ahmed of Sepia Mutiny that a major protest was going down … Continue reading

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Protests Against New “Geisha” Bar in Oakland

Folks at Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) are reporting that a bunch of APA activists are upset at the Oakland Planning Commission for approving a permit for a new bar in Chinatown to be titled “Geisha”, stating that the … Continue reading

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Paramount Apologizes for Racism in “The Goods,” Pulls Scene from Trailer

As a result of the protests staged last Friday by a coalition of Asian American groups, Paramount has issued an apology for using racist language in the trailer for “The Goods.” Nikkei View and Angry Asian Man have posted copies … Continue reading

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