Monthly Archives: July 2014

8 Questions for Ken Fong of “The Ken Fong Project”

I was fortunate enough to meet Ken Fong of the Ken Fong Project this year during the V3con digital media conference in Los Angeles on June 20-21, 2014. Ken was part of the panel titled “Secrets Online: Topics that are … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action Alternatives and their Effects on Asian Americans

With the tabling of SCA5, the Fisher vs University of Texas decision, and the lawsuit over admissions to New York’s selective high schools, non-race based alternatives to diversifying campuses are increasingly being discussed. Some of these discussions, like this one … Continue reading

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Sullivan & Son Episode Review: “Luck of the Half-Irish”

Season 3, Episode 5 (originally aired July 15): “Luck of the Half-Irish”? Microsynopsis: NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski returns for a second guest-star appearance, winning his first race in months after sitting on a barstool in Sullivan & Son. The patrons … Continue reading

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YouTube: Anna Akana’s ‘How to put on your face’

I saw this video posted earlier this month on Facebook by someone by budding self-described actress, director, writer Anna Akana and recently saw that The Huffington Post had picked it up. Although I’m a guy, I liked the message that … Continue reading

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The Fung Brothers: My VLT Photo Contest

YouTube sensations, the Fung Brothers, are at it again with a hilarious and heartwarming glimpse into the struggles of young Asians growing up in immigrant households. Four different scenarios (including one starring the Fung Bros, themselves) depict the battles young … Continue reading

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8$: ’99 Histories’ from Artists at Play

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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The Daily Show: George Takei & ‘To Be Takei’

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Actor and activist George Takei was on The Daily Show the other day to promote the documentary, ‘To  Be Takei,‘ about his life, about being … Continue reading

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Unwelcomed Chinese Mothers and Their Anchor Babies

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please see 8Asians’ previous coverage on the topic of anchor babies –Joz NBC’s Rock Center on China & Birth Tourism (11/2/2011) The Tough Life Of An Anchor Baby (6/22/2011) Maternity Tourism Not Only Used For Anchor Babies (6/14/2011) … Continue reading

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NPR: How ‘Ching Chong’ Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians I saw this blog posting on Facebook the other day by NPR, and their series on ‘Code Switch’, discussing race. This particular post discusses the one the earliest uses of ‘ching chong‘ as a racial slur against Asians (and … Continue reading

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Drake sings “Let it Go” as Manny Pacquiao – Funny or Offensive? Drake did the above spoof of Manny Pacquiao singing Let it Go on the ESPY awards show.  I personally thought it was funny and was not at all offended.  As this Buzzfeed article points out, some Filipinos agree with … Continue reading

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‘People Aren’t All Bad,’ Finalist for Smithsonian Magazine’s In Motion Video Contest

A short documentary by Matthew Hashiguchi People Aren’t All Bad is a finalist for Smithsonian Magazine’s In Motion Video Contest. This film reveals 89-year-old Yutaka Kobayashi’s experience as a Japanese American before and leading up to WWII. There’s an Audience … Continue reading

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9-Man: No Jokes Street Volleyball

Fans abound for the gritty, fast-paced, Chinatown-style street ball known as 9-man. In the 1930s, Chinese American men began playing 9-man, a street version of volleyball involving nine players (hence the game’s obvious if not well known name) compared to … Continue reading

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