Tuesday 22nd July 2014,

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Las Vegas nightclub to take down offensive billboard

posted by Randall

The Las Vegas nightclub, Tao, says it will take down a billboard that had been criticized for reducing Asian American women to prostitutes and sex objects.

Christine Lu, started the uproar with this tweet:

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Entertainment Weekly: Joke playing on Asian American stereotypes spawns #cancelColbert movement

posted by Randall

Entertainment Weekly reports a tweet from Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert that many considered racist has sparked the hashtag #CancelColbert.

The message posted earlier today has since been deleted. But EW published the screen grab below.

Colbert Tweet

In fairness to Colbert, the tweet may have been taken out of context. But given that it was Colbert or … Read more

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Typecasting in Hollywood for actresses of color

posted by Randall

Tess TubeI love this video from Tess Tube Baby I caught on the Facebook page for the Media Action Network for Asian Americans.

It called typecast.

It’s a humorous look at something not really humorous, the frustrations of being an actor or actress of color.

Great that Tess could have fun and still make her point.… Read more

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LAist: Is Las Vegas nightclub exoticizing Asian American women to lure customers?

posted by Randall

Tao NightclubA Las Vegas nightclub is being accused of using stereotypes of Asian American women as prostitutes to lure customers, reports LAist.

A billboard near the Los Angeles International Airport for the Tao Nightclub shows a nude women with her back to the camera and butt crack partially exposed.

The women has tattoos with Asian … Read more


Salon: Why a Muslim American family went into hiding

posted by Randall

Sarah HarvardImagine being so afraid of racial prejudice and discrimination that you change your name and hide your racial identity (Facebook photo).

That’s the story a Muslim American tells in Salon about her family after 9-11.

Sarah Harvard (pictured) was in third grade when the twin towers were brought down that morning in New York … Read more

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Time: Fears that Alice in Arabia drums up ugly images of Muslims

posted by Randall

television remoteA new television pilot for the ABC Family Channel is already drumming up a lot of buzz on social media, but for the wrong reasons.

Alice in Arabia evolves around an American girl kidnapped by her extended Saudi Arabian family and becomes a virtual prisoner in her grandfather’s royal compound.

It’s tough enough seeing yourself … Read more


Boston.com: Play filled with offensive images sparks town hall meeting

posted by Randall

Thoroughly Modern MillieA play derided as racist and offensive by some in the Asian American community prompted a meeting of concerned citizens in Newton, Massachusetts on both sides of the issue Monday night, reports Boston.com (image from the movie, Thoroughly Modern Millie).

Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the Julie Andrews movie of the same name. The … Read more

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YOMYOMF: Are we harder on our own?

posted by Randall

Mindy Kaling The criticism of Mindy Kaling and questions about diversity on The Mindy Project have a familiar ring to Margaret Cho, according to a blog in YOMYOMF

Kaling, as you might have heard, recently lashed out with a series of F bombs after it was suggested she could do more for women and people of … Read more


21 Things you should never say to an Asian

posted by Randall

Asian Americans--21 Things You should never say to an Asian Almost all of us have been subjected to those little things people say to Asian Americans that are just darn right irritating.

You’re English is so good, is one of the top ones.

So where are you from? Where are you REALLY from?

What are you?

I’m sure you can to the list.

Share your … Read more

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