Monthly Archives: October 2008

In defense of “Real” Americans

The McPalin camp has been doing a pretty good job of driving a big race/class wedge in America over the past several weeks. Palin, in particular, has been doing all she can to fan the flames of intolerance as she … Continue reading

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Reaching the Chinese-American & Taiwanese-American community to vote NO on Prop 8 in California

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have lunch with two awesome Asian American women in K-Town. We discussed various topics, but the discussion eventually got around to Prop 8. Cyn3matic said that she had recently gone to Ranch 99 for … Continue reading

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Filipino American Cinefest, 10/31 and 11/1 in San Francisco

The 15th Annual Filipino American Cinefest, a film festival of Filipino American movies, is Friday, October 31 ( 1-5 pm) and Saturday, November 1, 2008 (3-6 pm) at the San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium. (100 Larkin Street @ Grove … Continue reading

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John McCain enjoys wide support in Vietnamese communities

As I have blogged before, the Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans favor Senator John McCain for President, while most other Asian American ethnicities prefer Senator Barack Obama. Los Angeles has the largest aggregate number of those of Vietnamese heritage outside of … Continue reading

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Kelly Tsai: “Black, White, Whatever”

Self-described spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, has recently released, in collaboration with others, a video version of “Black, White, Whatever…”: “…a witty spoken word poetry call to arms for politicians everywhere to stand up for underrepresented communities, like the … Continue reading

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“Factory Girls” Teaching Western Women About Feminism

I recently came across the book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China on Jezebel — my favorite feminist blog — and was surprised to not only see a mention of Asians, but a population of women … Continue reading

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8against8.com: Asian-Am Blogger Raises $8,000 Against California Proposition 8 in 3 Days

About four days ago, Grace Chu of Grace the Spot and AfterEllen.com, along with seven of her close lesbian blogger friends, issued a challenge to the queer online community: To help them raise $8,000 in 8 days against California Proposition … Continue reading

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Asian-Caucasian Couples Have Unique Health Pregnancy Risks

There has been research studies examining different racial and ethnic groups, highlighting specific health risks for each specific group. However, there is limited research on interracial couples — but as they become more common, there was an interesting study published … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Supporting Obama in Las Vegas

Guest Blogger – Howie What a weekend! Just 24 hours ago, I was outside the Harbor Palace Restaurant in Las Vegas Chinatown waving a “Vote for Obama” sign alongside Kelly Hu. Now I’m back at work, responding to emails. . … Continue reading

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Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese

My friend Ariel has this knack for recommending books I end up enjoying immensely, so when she recommended Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel American Born Chinese through e-mail, I bought it on Amazon blind. And when the book came in … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Feeling the Power in Virginia

Source: The Washington Post California is a pretty “blue” state, so the likelihood of the state going for McCain is pretty slim, so Asian Americans don’t necessarily can swing the fate of the election. However, Virginia is becoming quite the … Continue reading

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BoA’s Asian Video for “Eat You Up” Different From American Version

So a quick follow-up from the previous post on “Eat You Up,” BoA’s first attempt to break-out in the U.S. pop music market — it looks like there will be two versions of the music video — one for Asian … Continue reading

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