Tuesday 27th January 2015,

Posts by Tag: stereotypes»


Rutland Herald: Japanese American sues for racial retaliation

posted by Randall

Scales of justice A Japanese American faculty member is suing Goddard College in Vermont for discrimination and retaliation, reports the Rutland Herald.

Judy Hiramoto, of San Francisco is seeking $100,000 plus in damages.She taught in the interdisciplinary art program from 2003 to 2011. Hiramoto says her evaluations turned negative in 2006 after she reported racist remarks made … Read more

Asian Americans

Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self Chapter 1

posted by Randall

 Alex Tizon On Sunday, AsAmNews ran a candid interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Tizon about his journey as a Filipino immigrant trying to find himself in a landscape filled with stereotypes of Asian American masculinity.

The following is chapter 1 of Tizon’s new book, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self courtesy of Tizon … Read more

Community Issues


NWI.com: Chinese American adoptee finds identity despite misconceptions

posted by Randall

identityWendy Banta-Long is an adoptee from China (graphic by Jon Nicholls).

The young woman recently graduated from high school in Indiana and has already learned that although she identifies as a Chinese American, others will also identify her as a foreigner.

She wrote about her own identity and the way others identify her in … Read more

Asian Americans

Meet Alex Tizon, The Big Little Man

posted by Randall

Alex Tizon, Big Little ManThe following is an interview conducted with Alex Tizon, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of new book, Big Little Man: In Search of my Asian Self. The book is an honest account of Tizon’s journey as a Filipino immigrant and the search for his manhood as an Asian American.

How did you and Read more

Community Issues

Care 2: Use of racial slur found in NSA document

posted by Randall

NSA New documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the unfortunate attitude of some of those Americans who work to supposedly protect our national security (photo by Donkey Hotey).

Care 2 reports that a training manual refers to hypothetical targets of surveillance as “Mohammed Raghead.”

The uncovered manual is part of a series of leaks which … Read more


Noonchi: So do you want to be white?

posted by Randall

Nina Davaluri, Miss America 2013Skin lighteners are extremely popular in many parts of the world.

The crowning of Nina Davuluri (pictured) as Miss America brought attention to the preference for lighter skin in countries such as India.

Now an ad on display at New Koreatown Plaza in Flushing, NY shows the preference for lighter skin by some people is … Read more

South Asian American

Fast Company: New commercial counters anti-turban bias

posted by Randall

Sikh American SALDEF PSAA new public service announcement airing nationally on Comcast cable television addresses misconceptions about Sikh Americans, reports Fast Company.

The video was produced by the South Asian Legal Defense and Education Fund and features Sikh American actor and designer Waris Singh Ahluwalia introducing members of his community who he says are “blazing new paths … Read more

South Asian American

KPCC: New show on FX accused of stereotyping Arab & Muslim Americans

posted by Randall

TyrantEarly reaction to the portrayal of Arab Americans on the new FX show Tyrants is not good, reports KPCC.

The show which premiered last night has been blasted on social media as “season’s worth of racist stereotypes and Orientalist images in 1 episode.”

Here’s just a sampling of the reaction.


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Community Issues

NBC: Clinton strategist to help rebrand image of Sikhs in America

posted by Randall

Sikh The National Sikh Campaign has hired former Hilary Clinton strategist Geoffrey Garin to help shape their message, reports NBC.

The campaign was started in March to overcome stereotypes of turban wearing Sikhs as terrorists and to highlight their contributions to society.

“The purpose of the campaign is to give other Americans a better understanding … Read more


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