Wednesday 20th August 2014,

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KQED: Does Leland Yee bring sense of shame to Chinese American community?

posted by Randall

San Francisco ChinatownThe arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee has some Chinese Americans wondering if the case reflects poorly on their community (photo by jakubkadlec).

 KQED went to the streets of San Francisco to get a sense of what many in that community are thinking.

“This person who is high profile, in the public eye, … Read more

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Aerogram: Alice in Arabia–victory or missed opportunity?

posted by Randall

Farah KhanA blog post by Farah Khan (pictured, photo by Yasmeen Warsi Photography) in Aerogram expressed some disappointment that Alice in Arabia was abruptly cancelled.

The pilot for the ABC Family Channel found itself getting much unwanted publicity from people outraged by the show’s stereotypical premise.

ABC pulled the plug on the pilot after a draft … Read more

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Guardian: Progress in eliminating Asian American male stereotypes

posted by Randall

Steve YeunThe Walking Dead’s Glen Rhee isn’t particularly good at math. He doesn’t possess martial arts prowess.  He doesn’t even have ancient Chinese secrets up his sleeve.

You might say Rhee is the antithesis of the Asian American male stereotype.

He is played by Korean American actor Steve Yeun.

An article in the Guardian points to … Read more

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LA Times: @MindyKaling says she’s a proud Asian American

posted by Randall

Mindy KalingMindy Kaling gave her most extensive interview to date about the criticism she’s received about the diversity or lack of it on her program.

Kaling told the Los Angeles Times “The fact is, I am so proud to be an Asian American and part of the Asian America community,” she added. “My connection with that … Read more

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Las Vegas nightclub to take down offensive billboard

posted by Randall

The Las Vegas nightclub, Tao, says it will take down a billboard that had been criticized for reducing Asian American women to prostitutes and sex objects.

Christine Lu, started the uproar with this tweet:

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Entertainment Weekly: Joke playing on Asian American stereotypes spawns #cancelColbert movement

posted by Randall

Entertainment Weekly reports a tweet from Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert that many considered racist has sparked the hashtag #CancelColbert.

The message posted earlier today has since been deleted. But EW published the screen grab below.

Colbert Tweet

In fairness to Colbert, the tweet may have been taken out of context. But given that it was Colbert or … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Typecasting in Hollywood for actresses of color

posted by Randall

Tess TubeI love this video from Tess Tube Baby I caught on the Facebook page for the Media Action Network for Asian Americans.

It called typecast.

It’s a humorous look at something not really humorous, the frustrations of being an actor or actress of color.

Great that Tess could have fun and still make her point.… Read more

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LAist: Is Las Vegas nightclub exoticizing Asian American women to lure customers?

posted by Randall

Tao NightclubA Las Vegas nightclub is being accused of using stereotypes of Asian American women as prostitutes to lure customers, reports LAist.

A billboard near the Los Angeles International Airport for the Tao Nightclub shows a nude women with her back to the camera and butt crack partially exposed.

The women has tattoos with Asian … Read more

Blogs

Salon: Why a Muslim American family went into hiding

posted by Randall

Sarah HarvardImagine being so afraid of racial prejudice and discrimination that you change your name and hide your racial identity (Facebook photo).

That’s the story a Muslim American tells in Salon about her family after 9-11.

Sarah Harvard (pictured) was in third grade when the twin towers were brought down that morning in New York … Read more

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Time: Fears that Alice in Arabia drums up ugly images of Muslims

posted by Randall

television remoteA new television pilot for the ABC Family Channel is already drumming up a lot of buzz on social media, but for the wrong reasons.

Alice in Arabia evolves around an American girl kidnapped by her extended Saudi Arabian family and becomes a virtual prisoner in her grandfather’s royal compound.

It’s tough enough seeing yourself … Read more

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