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Flower Drum Song Deserves a Second Look

posted by Louis Chan
Flower Drum Song

Linda Low (Nancy Kwan) and other cast members in Flower Drum Song. Sammy Fong (Jack Soo) is at the far left.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

I remember being just four, squirming in the back seat of my family’s four-door sedan.

My dad worked as a postal clerk. My mom was a full time … Read more

Asian Americans

Medical Xpress: Asian American Women Deal with Body Image Issues

posted by Randall

facial featuresA study from Chapman University found Asian American women are more likely to have concerns about their facial appearance than White women, reports the Medical Xpress.

Researchers polled 303 Asian American women and 367 White women at universities in California and Hawaii.

60 percent of White women surveyed have high satisfaction with their facial appearance … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Slash Film: Will Marvel Avoid Stereotyping Wong in Dr. Strange?

posted by Randall
Benedict Wong

Benedict Wong on the set of The Martian with Scott Ridley

Marvel Studios has cast actor Benedict Wong as Wong, the Asian manservant and housekeeper for Dr. Strange in the upcoming movie scheduled to be released late this year.

Wong, the actor, played NASA Jet Propulsion Lab director Bruce Ng in Ridley Scott’s The Martian Read more

Campus

Newswise: Study Reveals White Students’ Attitudes Toward their Asian American Classmates

posted by Randall
Yale University

Yale University

A study from Baylor University has concluded Whites from elite universities stereotype Asian Americans as “cold but competent,” reported Newswise.

The study published in Social Psychology Quarterly polled 898 participants from 27 prestigious universities across the country.

It found many of those surveyed considered Asian Americans more intelligent and hard-working and were more … Read more

Blogs

The Passing of an Artist; David Bowie Broke Down Barriers and Prejudices

posted by Randall

David Bowie

David Bowie, 1947-2016


 
By Ed Diokno
 

David Bowie died Sunday (Jan. 10) after an 18-month battle with cancer. Tributes and memorials came pouring in from around the world about his influence and impact on music.

 

I have to admit, at first, I was not a big follower of David Bowie. The shaved … Read more

Blogs

The Next Shark: Pick Up Artist in Asia is Public Enemy Number 1

posted by Randall

David Bond
 
He’s been described as “public enemy number one” by Asian media.
 
David Campbell, aka David Bond, is making a living traveling in Asia and picking up Asian women, according to The Next Shark.
 
He’s the newest incarnation of Julian Blanc, a man who just a year ago was accused of … Read more

Community

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

Blogs

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

Campus

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

Blogs

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

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