Chinese American leaders in San Francisco’s Chinatown today cautioned the public against stereotyping their community, following the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee(Photo by jakubkadlec).
“The level of virulence that we’ve been seeing around the public response I think is very troubling,” said Malcom Yeung, with the Asian and Pacific Islander Counsel, said to … Read more
Bremer is married to a Libyan Muslim, Ismail, who she describes as “instantly identified as foreign by his accent, skin color, faith, even his gestures and communication style.”
Seems like a strange thing to put on a sign. But it’s actually very effective.
Its part of a new “I am not” campaign launched by Asian American students at Georgia Tech, reports the campus publication Technique.
The idea … Read more
That’s the take of an article in Aerogram which describes “scantily-clad female performers” being added to song and dance numbers with “no narrative tie to the film’s larger story.”
These dancers or actresses are simply known as “item numbers,” which writer Anam Syed compares to “soft porn.”
But when you think … Read more
For many in the community, its not Rooney’s many roles as both a child and adult actor that will be remembered, its his hideous and stereotypical filled depiction … Read more
The Japanese American Citizens League released a statement this week condemning Stephen Colbert’s “use of racist jokes to make a larger point about bigotry and ignorance,” reports Rafu Shimpo.
In a much publicized episode of the Colbert Report, the comedian and satirist ridiculed Washington’s NFL team owner Dan Snyder for using the much maligned team … Read more
He’s asking his followers to alter the ad to something less offensive to Asian Americans.
Many have taken creative license to make some … Read more
The 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
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
You might say Rhee is the antithesis of the Asian American male stereotype.
He is played by Korean American actor Steve Yeun.