Friday 24th October 2014,

Asian Americans

SFist: Oh my, So What Does a Racist Tour Guide Really Think?

posted by Randall

racist San Francisco tour guideA San Francisco tour guide apparently on her last day on the job went on a racist rant about Chinatown during her bus tour, reports SFist.

The unidentified woman threw out one F bomb after another describing her feelings about Chinatown.

“Ok, when you come to America, you got to assimilate a little bit. … Read more

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CRI: Yao Ming Honored in Washington, DC

posted by Randall

Yao MingNBA basketball legend Yao Ming on Wednesday received the 2014 Tribute Award from Points of Light, reports CRI.

The non-profit launched by former President George Herbert Walker Bush honored Ming for his charity work with the Yao Foundation. The Foundation provides educational opportunities to improve the lives of youth in China.

The ceremony and … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

India West: Did Neel Kashkari Go Too Far With His Drowning Ad?

posted by Randall

Neel KashkariFew give Neel Kashkari any chance of unseating incumbent Jerry Brown to become California’s next governor.

If elected the Indian American would become not only California’s first Asian American governor. He would become the state’s first governor of color.

Thus does Kashkari have anything to lose by depicting himself helping a drowning boy while the … Read more

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Deadline: Lisa Ling’s This Is Life Off to Good Start

posted by Randall

Lisa LingRatings challenged CNN is getting a nice boost from its new program  This Is Life with Lisa Ling.

Deadline reports the program has finished first against its cable news competition in the key 25 – 54 demographic in each of its first four episodes.

This Is Life is part of a new crop of CNN … Read more

Community Issues

Fresno Bee: Hmong American Veterans Fight for Burial Rights

posted by Randall

Arlington National CemetaryHmong who are from the mountainous region of Laos fought the CIA’s secret war in that country. The number of Hmong veterans believed to have died number in the tens of thousands.

Yet they are not entitled to be buried in US national cemeteries.

On Wednesday, Hmong veterans marched to Capitol Hill to change that, … Read more

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Giants Hero Travis Ishikawa Comes from Baseball Family

posted by Randall

Alan IshikawaThe father of Travis Ishikawa himself played competitive baseball as a youngster, reports author Bill Staples in his blog.

Watching your son hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th in a clinching championship game would make any father proud. But when Alan Ishikawa saw his son do it, it must have had … Read more

Asian Americans

Complex: Do Asian American Actors Have Responsibility to Turn Down Stereotypical Roles?

posted by Randall

Ken JeongSome in the Asian American community have criticized Ken Jeong for taking on what they consider stereotypical roles.

The scene below from the movie Hangover plays on the stereotype that Asian American men have small penises.

Parts for Asian American actors are far and few between. Complex asked if minority actors should be avoiding roles … Read more

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Mail Online: Olympian Apolo Ohno Spotted With Asian Girlfriend

posted by Randall

Apolo OhnoInquiring minds want to know who’s Apolo Ohno’s new girlfriend?

Mail Online published several photos of the two frolicking in the ocean waters of Maui.

The two look quite chummy and comfortable together in the photos. At one point Ohno is seen lifting her out of the water in a playful embrace.

The eight-time Olympic … Read more

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