The story behind the ‘Run Barbados’ marathon surprise finish and Facebook video

December 8, 2016 / 0 comments

In this past weekend’s Run Barbados Marathon, a surprising video has surfaced that captured Tonya Nero of Trinidad & Tabago surpassing two competitors in a photo finish.

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.

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’.

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:

Not Surprised; Low Expectations

December 29, 2013 / 0 comments

> NS;LX: Traditionally, the phrase not surprised; low expectations (abbreviated ns;lx) has been used as a concise manner to express how one is no longer amazed or shocked by behavior due to the historically predictable actions.

Vice: M.I.A. pulls South Asia onto her world stage

November 9, 2013 / 1 comment

Love Vice’s Noisey Music article on M.I.A. – the piece argues how M.I.A. takes traditional imagery from South Asia, and other parts of the under-represented world, and forces it onto the world stage — to the confusion of Western journalists and sensibilities.

Jeremy Lin Forces National Discussion on Asian Americans

March 12, 2012 / 2 comments

As Asian Americans who grew up playing basketball, my sister and I have a keen interest in the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. We identify with Lin in many ways, so we’ve found ourselves deeply-invested in his journey — so much so, that we cheer for him as if he were a part of our family. Recently…

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