Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Korean Unwed Mothers Support Group: Resources for Single Moms

A friend who is doing doctoral work in anthropology recently shared this article about the Korean Unwed Mothers Support Group, which “enable[s] Korean women to have sufficient resources and support to keep their babies if they choose, and thrive in … Continue reading

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APA Spotlight: Karen Narasaki, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center

Karen K. Narasaki is the President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), one of the nation’s leading voices advocating for the rights and interests of Asian Americans Continue reading

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The Amazing Race – Ron & Christina are back! It’s official – the new season (#18!) of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business starts this coming Sunday, February 20th and pits former teams that came close to winning but ultimately did not. This includes the dad-and-daughter team Ron and … Continue reading

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Thick Dumpling Skin: Food & Body Image Website for Asian Americans

In June of 2010, Lynn Chen started a food blog, The Actor’s Diet, after years of battling eating disorders. At the beginning of 2011, she stumbled upon an interview on NPR with Lisa Lee, in which Lisa discussed the story … Continue reading

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Are South Koreans Done with Corporal Punishment?

We’re almost in the family way, so there are a plethora of conversations about kids and discipline in this house. The old adage “spare the rod, spoil the child,” seemed fairly operative in a lot of my Korean friends’ childhood … Continue reading

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Wrong Turn: The Kati Kim Story on ABC News: 20/20

A few years ago, there was the heartbreaking news story of missing San Francisco and CNET News reporter James Kim with his missing family and children after they had left Seattle back to San Francisco on a post-Thanksgiving road trip … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Companies Face Minority Hiring Complaints

This past week, a coalition of minority activist groups, including the National Asian American Coalition, the Black Economic Council, and the Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles protested in front of iconic Silicon Valley behemoth Google because it (as … Continue reading

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How To Be A Bad Asian: Turning Out Gay

Life is hard enough as an Asian. Not all of us can get perfect SAT scores, graduate from medical school or trick out a Honda Civic. The pressure to embrace our culture remains but sometimes, we just don’t want to. … Continue reading

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Is Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Racially Insensitive?

I have a huge confession to make and that is that I am a huge Lady Gaga fan. I have been ever since the beginning of her career and no matter what people say, my love for her trashy electro … Continue reading

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8Asians Talk About: Our Asian American Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know almost everyone hates this national holiday but come on, it’s a day dedicated to forcing people to buy their significant others lots of inane and useless presents! Why wouldn’t you like that? I asked our … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Asian Americans, Part III: An Interview with Marianne Szeto, a Diabetty

“The next two nights I stayed in the ER. They pumped me full of two liters of liquid in order to rehydrate my body, and I constantly had a flow of insulin through the IV. I did not go to … Continue reading

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