Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Hawaiian Language Short: Until the Sun Sets

On 8asians, we have often talked about how are AAPI voices are not presented in mainstream media, but one voice that is seldom heard, whether in mainstream media or online, is that of Native Hawaiians.  That’s why Until The Sun … Continue reading

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Jay Chen Faces More Racism In Run For CA 39th Congressional District

If you’re born in Michigan, was raised in Los Angeles County and educated at Harvard, the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, you still can be considered not American enough to run for Congress if you also … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Alert: Lower Manhattan Chinatown Needs Volunteers to Help

“In the aftermath of [Hurricane] Sandy, Chinatown residents need your help! CAAAV offices will be open to collect food/water, batteries, and flashlights. Volunteers are needed to pass out flyers and food, check in on tenants, and more. Also, if have … Continue reading

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8Asians Chats With…The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival

The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival celebrates its Sweet 16th birthday Nov 6-11 in Toronto and Nov 16-17 in Richmond Hill. I sat with Aram Siu-Wai Collier, the Director of Programming for this year’s festival to go over some of … Continue reading

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NYU Shanghai: First US China Joint College Established

NYU Shanghai, the first US China Joint College, was established this month.  A joint venture of New York University and Shanghai’s East China Normal University, the school will open its doors next year to some 300 students of which about … Continue reading

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Congressman Mike Honda: How Nevada’s Asian American vote can swing election

Neveda is a battleground state in this year’s presidential election. On the political news site The Hill, Congressman Mike Honda (D-California) blogs on the difference Asian Americans in Nevada can make a difference: “Even as AAPIs grew the fastest out … Continue reading

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Why Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology (Secret Identities) is Important

When I was a kid, I LOVED comic books. I bought every X-Men comic I could get my hands on. I was obsessed. This was a long time ago and back then the idea of Asian American superheroes was pretty … Continue reading

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Florida Board of Education To Hold Asian American Students To Higher Standard

The Florida Board of Education joined Virginia in setting race based achievement goals that hold Asian American students to a higher standard.  The rightmost column in the above excerpt from Florida’s educational strategic plan shows the differing expectations.  As you … Continue reading

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On His Las Vegas ‘Downtown Project’

The last time I blogged about Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, he was on The Colbert Report discussing his recently published book. This time around, Hsieh is profiled in the New York Times regarding his efforts to revive downtown Las Vegas … Continue reading

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A Brief Lesson On Melanin Diversity In The Philippines And China

So the other week, Lucy Liu was under fire for her comment on David Letterman’s show about how she looks “a little Filipino” when she tans. Although Lucy has already apologized, a number of people are unsurprisingly still offended by … Continue reading

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My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience – Day 3

Editor’s Note: This is a three part series chronicling John’s visit to the Democratic National Convention. Read Day 1 and Day 2 here. After two full days of making the most of each day, I had planned on the same … Continue reading

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College Administrator Resigns Over Too Many Chinese Students

I usually regard alarmist stories about Chinese college students in the U.S.with suspicion, but this particular story about a University of San Francisco (USF) administrator resigning over aggressive recruitment of Chinese students seems to have some substance. Dayle Smith, dean … Continue reading

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