Sunday 01st March 2015,

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Daily Emerald: A Different Form of Racism on College Campuses

posted by Randall

I am Too OSU CampaignWords are powerful and if used with ignorance, words can also be hurtful.

That’s what’s behind a campaign at Oregon State University called I Too Am, OSU, reports the Daily Emerald.

What happened to many of the students in this campaign happens at campuses and communities all across the country.

Asian Americans are … Read more

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CNN: Why Everyone Needs an Asian American Superhero

posted by Randall

Superheroes of India An Indian digital artist on Facebook is getting some attention with his redesign of comic superheroes with a South Asian flair, reports IBN Live.

Raj Kamal has set up the Facebook page, Superheroes in India.

For Kamal this is a lot more than an exercise in creativity. That’s certainly something Jeff Yang can … Read more

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Huffington Post: Asians Are Not White

posted by Randall

Board RoomAsAmNews ran a story earlier this week that minorities and women who push for diversity are penalized in the workforce in the form of lower job performance reviews. Yet, researchers at the University of Colorado concluded its the exact opposite for white males who are rewarded for advocating for diversity.

The article hardly caused a … Read more


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

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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

Blogs 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


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