Who is William Boucher – the belligerent racist Starbucks customer in Chicago?

June 10, 2017 / 5 comments

Don’t cry over spilled milk. But also, don’t go on a racist tirade and attacking strangers over spilled coffee. Especially if your Facebook profile picture is a Glamour Shot.

Who is Alexander Jennes Downing – the racist that yelled at a Muslim family at the beach?

May 11, 2017 / 1 comment

You really need to watch this video. Anything you read before watching the video won’t have the same feeling and power than the the actual sights and sounds of a Trumpmerican on vacay in the South Padre islands.

What is Stephen Curry’s ethnicity and race?

December 5, 2015 / 4 comments

Even if you’re not an NBA fan, there’s no escaping Stephen Curry. If he isn’t already, Curry is quickly becoming a household name.

Marvel finally has a major character that’s an Asian American male.. and it’s the Hulk!

September 5, 2015 / 0 comments

It’s been a long time coming for Asian American male characters in the major comic book universes. We’ve had to be content with super-powered stereotypes Shang Chi, Sunfire and Collective Man, but we’ll finally have the first-ever Asian American lead character.

Is Lion Babe’s Lucas Goodman part Asian?

August 26, 2015 / 0 comments

I got my first listen to Lion Babe during this year’s Afropunk Fest and after seeing a couple photos of the band, I wondered if Lucas Goodman was part Asian?

Video transcript between police officer Ray Tensing and Sam DuBose during traffic stop in Cincinnati

July 29, 2015 / 0 comments

When Officer Ray Tensing’s body cam footage was released today, it was difficult to make out everything in the video, so I transcribed the verbal exchange between Tensing and Sam Dubose.

When money and ego go unchecked (or Donald Trump runs for president)

July 1, 2015 / 1 comment

There’s something special about watching Donald Trump begin to realize the mortality of his public persona as he wildly flails for his last breath.

It’s not that Rachel Dolezal can’t be Black, it’s that she’s been willfully deceptive

June 16, 2015 / 0 comments

My problem with Rachal Dolezal isn’t that she identifies with the African-American community, it’s that she lied on several occasions.

Why Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ apology matters (and it’s not because he’s sorry)

June 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Another month, another Hollywood whitewashing of an Asian character. This month’s episode: Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’.

Police officer shoots unarmed man in back, tries to frame victim as he lays dying

April 8, 2015 / 0 comments

In another case of police brutality, a white South Carolina police officer shot an unarmed black man in the back.

The old Chappelle Show conundrum explains why race jokes are almost always a bad idea

March 31, 2015 / 0 comments

I recently came across a passage that really resonated with me:

Iggy Azalea: Success confirms willful ignorance, cultural appropriation is okay

March 12, 2015 / 0 comments

It’s in style to hate on Iggy Izalea, so this post probably isn’t introducing anything that hasn’t already been said.

Ferguson is racist, corrupt according to Department of Justice investigation

March 8, 2015 / 0 comments

I *know* that there are people out there like this, but I can’t believe there are people out there like this.

Chelsea fans refuse to let black man onto Paris subway, chant how proud they are to be racists

February 18, 2015 / 0 comments

When talking to some Europeans about race, my experience has been that they see themselves above the United States in their approach to race relations.

Millions March vs. Santa Con: 2 events that couldn’t be more different

December 14, 2014 / 0 comments

On any other year, New York would collectively roll our eyes and the media would skewer another aimless, zero-value SantaCon as it stumbled through the city.

Lakers wear “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts: Why it’s important we see Jeremy Lin wearing the shirt

December 10, 2014 / 0 comments

As everyone knows by now, Eric Garner, a 43-year old African-American male, died after New York police put him in an illegal chokehold.

Grace Lee Boggs has given so much of herself. Now she needs our help.

December 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Grace Lee Boggs has given all her life and now needs our help.

“I know that there’s racism, but…”

December 4, 2014 / 0 comments

“I know that there’s racism, but…” I’ve seen this or variation of this sentence often on social media over the last few weeks and it’s drives me crazy

Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?

November 24, 2014 / 0 comments

This is an article that I originally wrote for American FOBs. I corrected a mistake and made some slight edits to this version for clarity. 

Edward Blum: Don’t use Asians for your racist agenda (we won’t stand for it)

November 23, 2014 / 0 comments

(Reposted from 18 Million Rising) Edward Blum is really invested in Asian Americans getting into college. Sounds like a good thing, right? Think again. 

What’s so “stunning” about good looking Asian men?

November 18, 2014 / 0 comments

There’s a post being passed around Facebook that has its heart in the right place, but falls into the same trap it’s attempting to dispel. 

Fuck Chinatown? Why don’t we know the San Francisco racist tour guide’s name yet?

November 3, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s been more than two weeks and I still haven’t forgotten that idiot San Francisco tour guide that spewed out hateful comments during the Chinatown portion of her bus tour. 

I ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ AFROPUNK

August 26, 2014 / 0 comments

I attended Afropunk this past weekend and fell in love with it. 

Spike Lee vs. Michael Rapaport: The gentrification of New York City

August 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Gentrification is a complicated issue. It becomes even more complicated an issue when you’re brand new to a city like I am to New York.

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