What is Ezra Miller’s race? Is the young actor part-Asian or multi-racial?

November 24, 2017 / 0 comments

Watching Justice League this last week was my first exposure to Ezra Miller, the actor that played the superhuman speedster Flash on the iconic superhero team.

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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