Thursday 18th December 2014,

Posts by Tag: stereotypes»

South Asian American

Fast Company: New commercial counters anti-turban bias

posted by Randall

Sikh American SALDEF PSAA new public service announcement airing nationally on Comcast cable television addresses misconceptions about Sikh Americans, reports Fast Company.

The video was produced by the South Asian Legal Defense and Education Fund and features Sikh American actor and designer Waris Singh Ahluwalia introducing members of his community who he says are “blazing new paths … Read more

South Asian American

KPCC: New show on FX accused of stereotyping Arab & Muslim Americans

posted by Randall

TyrantEarly reaction to the portrayal of Arab Americans on the new FX show Tyrants is not good, reports KPCC.

The show which premiered last night has been blasted on social media as “season’s worth of racist stereotypes and Orientalist images in 1 episode.”

Here’s just a sampling of the reaction.


Read more

Community Issues

NBC: Clinton strategist to help rebrand image of Sikhs in America

posted by Randall

Sikh The National Sikh Campaign has hired former Hilary Clinton strategist Geoffrey Garin to help shape their message, reports NBC.

The campaign was started in March to overcome stereotypes of turban wearing Sikhs as terrorists and to highlight their contributions to society.

“The purpose of the campaign is to give other Americans a better understanding … Read more


Pacific Standard: Debunking half-baked notions of cultural superiority

posted by Randall

studying Arguments that Asian Americans excel academically because of their cultural superiority are based on superficial arguments that fail to delve deeper into the issue, according to a blog in
Pacific Standard by Bettina Chang.

Efforts by Amy Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld to associate academic achievement with race “focus on traits, behaviors, and values … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Complex: Why Bruce Lee still matters

posted by Randall

Bruce LeeMore than 40 years after his death, Bruce Lee still matters.

Complex reports a new video game based on the martial arts legend was released this week on EA Sports UFC as a preorder bonus, or for those who beat the game on Professional Difficulty, as an unlockable.

As buff as he was, Bruce Lee … Read more


A Deeper Story: Kathy Khang Foreign Forever and Tired of It

posted by Randall

Chicago Police Beating Kathy Khang has heard it too many times before.

The regional director of multiethnic ministries of a national Christian student organization has been told too many times in so many words that she is not American.

She happens to be Asian American, but apparently that doesn’t count as American to many people.

So when Kathy … Read more

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Buzz Feed: Asian American men are just hot

posted by Randall

Asian American couplesA user on Buzz Feed recently posted her list of 17 reasons why Asian men make great boyfriends (photo by Prayitno).

I won’t repeat any of them here, but have instead listed some of the things I hear from women about what makes them attracted to Asian American men.

Asian American men are sensitive.… Read more


Wrap: TMZ steps in it with racist comment about Asian drivers

posted by Randall

Joe SlaughterTMZ is under fire for racist comments it made about Asian drivers, reports the Wrap.

It seemed the more they talked about it, the deeper they stepped in it.

The Media Action Network for Asian Americans has demanded an apology.

Step Up 3D actor Joe Slaughter was asked about Korea creating larger parking stalls.… Read more

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Policy Mic: Hey Hollywood, to know Asian Americans is to understand them

posted by Randall

How I Met Your MotherSome things people just don’t get and to Tiffany Lew, Hollywood doesn’t get Asian Americans.

In her blog for Policy Mic she laments how Hollywood considers the yellow face episode on How I Met Your Mother a homage to kung fu movies, how movies such as 21 white wash stories about Asian Americans, and how … Read more


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