Tuesday 26th July 2016,

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2nd Most Viewed Story of 2015: History Lesson Goes Viral

posted by Randall

1904 St. Louis World's Fair Philippines1

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
It’s hard to predict which stories will be viewed and which ones will go ignored.
After a while you develop a sixth sense for these things, but once in a while, our editors are caught by surprise.
They never expected a story about the 1904 St. … Read more


Asian American Women Fetishes Put Them in Danger

posted by Randall
Full Metal Jacket

Scene from Full Metal Jacket

As the father of a daughter in college, I see her growing up as an assertive, confident Asian American women with her whole life ahead of her.

I see her making a difference in the world, realizing her potential as an independent leader having a positive impact on society.

I … Read more


M Live: Woman Opens Up Dialogue with ‘Ask a Muslim’ booth

posted by Randall

Muslim Americans A woman frustrated about stereotypes and misinformation about her beliefs as a Muslim has set up a booth specifically designed to draw attention and elicit questions and dialogue, reports M Live.

Mona Haydar and her husband came up with the idea after hearing an episode of the radio show This American Life and  heard about … Read more


Blog: Outdated Stereotypes of Asian Women Live On in Modern Times in Lifehack Article

posted by Randall
Suzie Wong

Nancy Kwan & William Holden in The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Stereotypes and images of Asian women that hark back to the days of Suzie Wong and the exotic China doll angered members of the Facebook group Global Asians for Action and Social Change.

The group launched … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

CBC News: Canadian Elected Official Called Out for Wearing Racist Halloween Costume with Coolie Hat

posted by Randall
Linda Lapointe

Linda Lapointe

Newly-elected Liberal MP Linda Lapointe stumbled out of the starting gate with a Facebook photo of her in a Halloween costume wearing a coolie hat and a “Asian” style jacket.

CBC News Lapointe’s wardrobe choice raised the ire of Laurin Liu, the Montreal riding’s former NDP MP and a Chinese Canadian.

“I can’t … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Blog: NBA Hasn’t Heard the Term ‘Oriental’ is Offensive

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin

Here’s evidence when it comes to coverage of Asian Americans in sports, we still have a ways to go.

Uproxx reports a story that appeared on NBA.com referred to fans of Jeremy Lin as oriental.

The article was promptly called out by NBA blogger Stephen Lebron who tweeted:

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Bad Ass Asians

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Making Filipino American History

posted by Randall
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Josh Chan (played by Vicente Rodriguez III, far right) introduces his Filipino/American family.

By Ed Diokno

The Thanksgiving episode airing this Monday (Nov 16) on  Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, a new musical-comedy on the CW Television Network will feature, for the first time (to my knowledge):

  • Dinaguan: Yes that tasty pork stew sometimes described as
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Asian Americans

Vice: Facebook Group Connects Asian Men to Black Women

posted by Randall

courtesy: AMBW for Life

Studies analyzing dating sites have found that Asian men and Black women have one major thing in common when it comes to dating–both are considered by many to be unattractive, reports Vice.

Asian men have been feminized by the media and Black women are considered masculine. Both rank low in … Read more

Asian Americans

Sacramento Bee: LGBT Center Apologizes to AAPI Community

posted by Randall

Sacramento LGBT Center Red Dress Party2

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have received an apology from the Sacramento LGBT Center in California for the offensive cultural themes used at a recent party, reports the Sacramento Bee.

The apology comes after the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sacramento Coalition wrote a letter to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Comedian Margaret Cho Met Her Rapist Face to Face. #12DaysofRage

posted by Randall
Margaret Cho

Photo by Mary Taylor

There he was. The man who raped Margaret Cho just three years earlier showed up for a taping of her first TV show.

The rest of the audience had left, but Cho’s rapist remained.

“He was just there, falling down drunk and he looked me in the eye and he didn’t … Read more


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