Friday 18th April 2014,

Posts by Tag: stereotypes»


Schema: Art Gallery urged to cancel yellowface fundraiser

posted by Randall

WAGA fundraiser by the Winnipeg Art Gallery which encourages partygoers to “embrace their inner ninja” and “throw on a kimono and everything Japanese” is being called “hurtful” and a perpetuation of yellowface that has surfaced in the media in recent months, reports Schema.

The Big in Japan Art & Soul Gala has reminded some … Read more


NPR: How an Asian American man was made to feel undesirable

posted by Randall

Noah ChoNoah Cho says he has felt odd for quite a while.

Very few parents looked like his, he wrote in a blog for NPR

The junior high teacher with mostly Asian features has a Korean father and a white mother.

Even after his father died, he overheard his mother’s friends mocking his dad’s accent.


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Campus Racial chant directed at Indian American basketball player mars game

posted by Randall

Indian American basketball player subjected to racial chantAdministrators from two rival school districts in Rochester, NY are joining together to condemn a chant playing off Indian American stereotypes directed at a South Asian American player. reports the chant inferred that all Indian Americans ran convenience stores where slurpees are sold.

The yell leader of the Pittsford-Sutherland fan club lead his members … Read more

Community Issues

New York Daily News: All Nippon Airways apologizes for racial stereotyping of whites

posted by Randall

Nippon Airlines commercialHere’s a switch. AsAmNews has written plenty about racial stereotyping of Asian Americans.

Here’s a story about a Japanese airline being forced to apologize for the racial stereotyping of whites.

The All Nippon Airways commercial aired on Saturday and featured two Japanese executives talking about changing the image of the Japanese airline.

The spot ends … Read more

Chinese American

GQ: @KatyPerry explains her geisha performance

posted by Randall

Katy Perry at American Music AwardsTeen idol and pop star Katy Perry as you might expect is defending her much maligned performance as a geisha at the American Music Awards.

She told GQ that that her act was misunderstood by her critics.

“All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Neon Tommy: Are Asian American comedians doing AAPIs more harm than good?

posted by Randall

Dat PhanRecently comedian Dat Phan appeared on CNN and defended the recent yellowface episode of How I Met Your Mother saying he didn’t see anything wrong with it, according to Mediaite.

Phan is one of the few Asian American comedians that has been able to gain mainstream media exposure, primarily because he was the first … Read more



YOMYOMF: Was slap episode of How I Met Your Mother racist?

posted by Randall

How I Met Your MotherThat was one strange episode of How I Met Your Mother last night on CBS.

According to YOMYOMF, a few people took to Twitter last night and used the words racist to describe it.


Huffington Post: When is a joke racist?

posted by Randall

Holland's Got TalentIt’s probably one of those controversies that will likely never get resolved with people on both sides unbending.

When is a joke racist?

The very question upsets some and excites others.

It’s a question tackled by PP Wong in the Huffington Post.

Wong sees many racially tinged jokes as a form of “grown up … Read more

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Manny Pacquiao leads cheers of rise up Tacloban (new photos)

April 15, 2014

Ariel Neidermeier joins All Hands volunteers for Pacquiao-Bradley2

Every time Pacquiao jabbed Bradley or dodged his attacks, the stadium erupted in raucous Crowds packed Tacloban City Astrodome for the Pacquiao-Bradley fightcheers.

Shots of Bradley taunting Pacquiao were met with laughter.

The Filipinos watching seemed to have utter faith in their champion.

When Pacquiao was declared the winner in a 12-round decision, the erupting cheers were deafening.

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