Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Sydney Train Attack: Where Do We Draw The Line?

The recent attack on two Asian International students on a Sydney train really made me angry. Based on the students accounts, not only was it not necessary for anyone to step in on the bashing of two people but apparently, … Continue reading

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The Case Of Marion Barry And Those Pesky Filipino Nurses

Does former DC mayor (and current DC city council member) Marion Barry have an Asian problem? First, he got into trouble when he criticized some Asian businesses in his district for being “dirty,” remarking that “We got to do something about … Continue reading

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The Media Portrayals Of LA Riots, 20 Years Later

April 29, 2012, marked twenty years after the LA riots. It’s been said that the media coverage at that time played a part in worsening the violence. In an interview about his documentary, Clash of Colors: The LA Riots of … Continue reading

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Guess My Race: Facing The “What Are You?” Question

This post was originally published on ThoughtCatalog and has been republished here with permission. By Ruth I suck at games. I don’t have the attention span to memorize the rules of poker. I don’t have the agility to compete in … Continue reading

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Triangle Wall Shelf

We don’t know about you, but to us wall shelves are boring. So linear–so yesterday. Spruce up your wall space with these Triangle Wall Shelf set of 4 ($80). Rearrange them however you wish in order to create the shelving … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Vonage’s Unlimited India Calling I saw this Vonage ad the other day and noticed the actor who portrays the dutiful son and husband is that of the now defunct TV series Outsourced, Rizwan Manji. I’ve never personally tried Vonage, but in general, I … Continue reading

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Foundations Pledge an Initial $1 million to support AAPI communities

At a briefing held by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, it was reported that the Ford, W.K. Kellogg, and Kresge foundations have pledged an initial $1 million to support Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI)  communities. … Continue reading

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LA Area Giveaway: Tickets to East West Players’ 46th Anniversary Visionary Awards Dinner

UPDATE 4/27/2012: Congrats to the winner, Eymard Meneses Cabling who said, “…I would love to attend the Gala to show my support, learn more about the involvement of Asians in the entertainment industry, and to be humbled in the presence … Continue reading

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MSNBC Profiles William Tong for Senate And Rise Of Asian Americans Running for Public Office

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Over the weekend, Richard Lui of MSNBC did a nice profile of William Tong, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut. I had first blogged about Tong … Continue reading

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Where Are The Asians In The Bachelor/The Bachelorette?

Following the heels of Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson, two African American football players who filed an entertainment lawsuit against ABC, executive producer Mike Fleiss, and The Bachelor/The Bachelorette’s production companies, I demand there be some fine Asian brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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The Past, Present, And Future Of Asian American Basketball

With a knee injury ending Linsanity for the 2012 regular season, one might wonder about the future of Asian American basketball.   Is all of the current enthusiasm over basketball just a temporary craze that will fizzle out?  Will another Jeremy … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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