Saturday 28th November 2015,

Posts by Tag: stereotypes»


Bold Italic: I’m a Fat Asian

posted by Randall

Jennifer ChenJennifer Chen isn’t fat by most standards, but she says she’s sure made to feel that way.

In her blog in Bold Italic, Chen remarks that the typical Asian women is expected to have a size two waist and slender legs. All women face the same ridiculous standards of beauty, but from where Chen … Read more

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CTV: C Is for Chinese Driver

posted by Randall

C StickerA bumper sticker in Vancouver, British Columbia that plays on the stereotype that Asians can’t drive is drawing smiles from some, and charges of racism from others, reports  CTV.

Those laughing are mostly Chinese Canadian and those charging racism are mostly Whites.

The sticker has a large C on it and underneath in small … Read more


UH Hilo Stories: Pacific Islander Students Debunk Stereotypes

posted by Randall

Pacific Students MediaStudents at the University of Hawaii in Hilo are turning to social media to challenge stereotypes of Pacific Islanders, reports UH Hilo Stories.

Pacific Students Media formed in 2014 and has established its own You Tube Channel.

“It’s basically just telling stories and getting others inspired,” says UH Hilo student Axel Defngin.

“Instead … Read more


The Daily: Sexualization of Asian American Women Deplored

posted by Randall

Asian women imagesA simple Google search exemplified how society views Asian women (Photo by Kim Boek).

The search turned up full body shots of Asian women in various sexual poses versus head shots of white women appearing professional.

It was a demonstration that kicked off a panel at the University of Washington on objectification and sexualization of … Read more

Asian Americans

TV Producer: “Asian guys in my show? Not gonna happen!”

posted by Randall

Make It PopBy DTMuniversal

I sat in a boardroom meeting with TV executives and producers to hear about their new live action kids show Make It Pop, a K-pop (Korean pop) inspired musical comedy. I was excited to hear Asian culture was beginning to influence the western mainstream, and when they told me two out of … Read more

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#FreshOfftheBoat Hits Home with Asian American Twitterverse

posted by Randall

Eddie HuangAsian America came out in force for Fresh Off the Boat, if a Twitter party promoted jointly by AsAmNews, Angry Asian Man, Jeff Yang, Em Liu and a wide range of Asian American bloggers, is any indication.

Twitter listed #FreshOfftheBoat as the number one trending hashtag when I looked at 9:30 Pacific Time. Hundreds … Read more

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Mashable: Gender Bias Overwhelming for Women of Color in STEM Research

posted by Randall

STEMGender bias against women of color in STEM research is overwhelming, according to a study just released by the University of California’s Hasting College of Law, reports Mashable (photo by US Army Corp of Engineers).

One hundred percent of minority women surveyed report experiencing gender bias versus 93 percent of white women surveyed.

Asian … Read more

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Buzz Feed: Margaret Cho in Full Defense Mode of Her Golden Globe Bit

posted by Randall

Margaret Cho Golden GlobesMargaret Cho is never one to cower from controversy, and her reaction to some of the venom directed at her over her Golden Globe sketches are no exception.

Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.

“I’m of North … Read more


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