As is typical towards year end, top 10 lists for the year are coming out, and there are a number of lists for things Asian American. Northwest Asian Weekly has put out a list of the top 10 Asian American Achievers for 2010. Heading their list is Lt. Dan Choi and his struggle to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Bruno Mars is at the top of the list of the top 10 Asian Americans in popular culture. He has written or performed many hits, and as the list states, his arrest on cocaine possession charges guarantees that he will be in the public eye for some time. The list of the 10 best Asian or Asian American themed movies includes Mao’s Last Dancer. Harimaya Bridge looks really interesting.
Moving from popular culture to sports, Northwest Asian Weekly has the top 10 Asian American sports figures of 2010. Somehow they include Manny Pacquiao, who isn’t Asian American, although he is in the US a fair amount.
There are some non-people lists also. Here is a list of the 10 ten cities for Asian Americans that came out recently. During November 2010, iamkoream.com published a list of the top 10 Asian American blogs to read right now. 8asians made the list of course (how could you have any doubt?).
So what do you all think? Are these top 10 lists reasonable? Are there any gross injustices done by any of these lists? One notable blog we found missing from the top 10 blog list was Sepia Mutiny, one of the original Asian American collaborative blogs and one that sees a lot of traffic. Any notable top 10 lists we missed here? Let us know!