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USA Today: Asian American Students Reject Model Minority Myth

posted by Randall

Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American AssociationAsian Americans are supposed to get perfect SAT scores and attend the country’s most prestigious colleges.

While that fits some, in reality 50 percent of Asian Americans students after high schools attend community college.

USA Today talked to Asian American students about how the model minority myth impacts them personally.

“My aspirations are not culturally … Read more


MTV Casting for Stereotypical “PATEL MOTEL” Reality Show

posted by Randall

MotelBy Priyal Patel

I was born and raised in California and as a child, whenever people asked me my full name, it usually went like this:

“What’s your last name?”


“Oh, so do your parents own like a motel or hotel or something?”

The answer is no. Not every Indian family with the last … Read more

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Vulture: What It Takes for Asian Men on TV to Get Some Action

posted by Randall

John ChoMuch has been made of John Cho getting the lead role in ABC’s new romcom, Selfie.

Cho himself has called the casting “revolutionary,” acknowledging that Asian American men don’t get many lead parts, let alone one that could lead to a romance.

It remains to be seen whether Cho will get an on screen kiss … Read more

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Schon Magazine: Lucy Liu Takes on Stereotypes and Being Asian in Hollywood

posted by Randall

Lucy LiuLucy Liu is arguably one of the highest profile Asian American actresses in Hollywood. Yet her relationship with the Asian American community might be described as tepid. There was that incident on David Letterman when she made the joke about looking Filipino. Then there was her breakout role on Ally McBeal in which some … Read more

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NPR: How John Cho Got the Lead in ABC’s Selfie

posted by Randall

John Cho John Cho perhaps is the unlikeliest of leads for ABC’s new rom com, Selfie.

The show which debuts Tuesday features Cho in a part originally intended for an older British actor.

Selfie is a modern day take on My Fair Lady . He plays Henry, an up and coming marketing executive known for crafting a … Read more

Asian Americans

Todo Texas: Tinder is no Match for Asian Guys Looking for a Date

posted by Randall

Asian GuyThe  matchmaking mobile app Tinder apparently isn’t making finding dates for Asian guys any easier than and other dating services.

Tinder matches people up based on mutual friends, interest and geographical location. If both users indicate they like each other, Tinder makes the introduction.

The blog Todo Texas quoted an Asian guy in Austin … Read more


Muslim Americans Students Look Back at Growing up After 9-11

posted by Randall

Muslim American HijabReema Ghabra was just in kindergarten when 9-11 happened (file photo)

Omar Dawood was 7-years old.

Nahla Aboutabl was also just in first grade.

The three shared their experience growing up in the United States in the aftermath of September 11 with The Breeze and The Daily Illini.

Nahla remembers watching the horrific pictures … Read more

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The Gloss: Supermodel Liu Wen Opens Up About Breaking Racial Barriers

posted by Randall

Liu Wen  Liu Wen opened up eyes when she became the first ever Asian spokesmodel for Estee Lauder (photo from Facebook).

A piece in The Gloss by Haley Hoover called Wen “an important figure for Asian-American girls” who’s “been breaking down race barriers for models.”

Wen recently opened up about her experience in an essay she … Read more


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