In her blog in Bold Italic, Chen remarks that the typical Asian women is expected to have a size two waist and slender legs. All women face the same ridiculous standards of beauty, but from where Chen … Read more
A bumper sticker in Vancouver, British Columbia that plays on the stereotype that Asians can’t drive is drawing smiles from some, and charges of racism from others, reports CTV.
Those laughing are mostly Chinese Canadian and those charging racism are mostly Whites.
The sticker has a large C on it and underneath in small … Read more
Students at the University of Hawaii in Hilo are turning to social media to challenge stereotypes of Pacific Islanders, reports UH Hilo Stories.
Pacific Students Media formed in 2014 and has established its own You Tube Channel.
“It’s basically just telling stories and getting others inspired,” says UH Hilo student Axel Defngin.
“Instead … Read more
The search turned up full body shots of Asian women in various sexual poses versus head shots of white women appearing professional.
It was a demonstration that kicked off a panel at the University of Washington on objectification and sexualization of … Read more
I sat in a boardroom meeting with TV executives and producers to hear about their new live action kids show Make It Pop, a K-pop (Korean pop) inspired musical comedy. I was excited to hear Asian culture was beginning to influence the western mainstream, and when they told me two out of … Read more
By Wayne Yang
It’s the week after the ABC premiere of Fresh Off The Boat and there has been a lot of racket—both strongly for and against the program. Those for the sitcom speak about how accurate the story describes their lives or how they can identify with the characters. One in particular is … Read more
Asian America came out in force for Fresh Off the Boat, if a Twitter party promoted jointly by AsAmNews, Angry Asian Man, Jeff Yang, Em Liu and a wide range of Asian American bloggers, is any indication.
Twitter listed #FreshOfftheBoat as the number one trending hashtag when I looked at 9:30 Pacific Time. Hundreds … Read more
According to the blog by Em Liu in the Hooded Utilitarian, there’s been little follow though in Hollywood.
Sessue Hayakawa is the first Asian American leading man and the first Japanese American movie star. Liu quotes from … Read more
Gender bias against women of color in STEM research is overwhelming, according to a study just released by the University of California’s Hasting College of Law, reports Mashable (photo by US Army Corp of Engineers).
One hundred percent of minority women surveyed report experiencing gender bias versus 93 percent of white women surveyed.
Asian … Read more
Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.
“I’m of North … Read more