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

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.  Continue reading “Fuck Chinatown? Why don’t we know the San Francisco racist tour guide’s name yet?”

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

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. Continue reading “Spike Lee vs. Michael Rapaport: The gentrification of New York City”

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Black culture is popular, black people are not

I came across the following tweet today and thought that it makes a powerful statement on race in a succinct, clear manner; a reality check in eight words: “Black culture is popular, black people are not,” Continue reading “Black culture is popular, black people are not”

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Footage capture Chicago police hurling racist insults, abuse onto handcuffed Asian-American woman

Here’s another hit to any remaining idealistic view of humanity. Try not to be too effing jaded coming out of it and throw a bunch of shit on the floor like I just did. Continue reading “Footage capture Chicago police hurling racist insults, abuse onto handcuffed Asian-American woman”

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Why Wen Hui Ruan was attacked and why neighbors didn’t help after

Locals are angry that Wen Hui Ruan was brutally assaulted and died from his attack from 20-year old Jamie Pugh. Now after a memorial and some time to reflect, the community is outraged that no one acted sooner to get him help. Continue reading “Why Wen Hui Ruan was attacked and why neighbors didn’t help after”

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Fake Facebook Post: Chinese restaurant shut down for serving rats, cats, pups, and stereotypes

Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across a shocking image of what looked like a frozen bag of rats/mice. Continue reading “Fake Facebook Post: Chinese restaurant shut down for serving rats, cats, pups, and stereotypes”

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Are racist restaurant receipts becoming a thing?

I’ve been running across a pattern of incidents where receipts (mostly restaurants) are being used to post racist slurs in the place of customer names.  Continue reading “Are racist restaurant receipts becoming a thing?”

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My thoughts on the “random” assault, death of 68-year old Chinese immigrant in Alphabet City

I’ve had so many thoughts running through my head when I first read the news story about 20-year old Jamie Pugh attacking and ultimately killing 68-year old Wen Hui Ruan last Friday in Alphabet City.  Continue reading “My thoughts on the “random” assault, death of 68-year old Chinese immigrant in Alphabet City”

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In response to owner’s racism, L.A. Clippers hide logo by wearing shooting shirts inside out

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made some head-scratching racist comments toward African-Americans to his former girlfriend. The details of those comments were released yesterday (and the extended remix put out today). Continue reading “In response to owner’s racism, L.A. Clippers hide logo by wearing shooting shirts inside out”

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Fans defend racist “Indian” mascot in the face of Native American protest

If there’s a photo that should change the minds of sports fans that want to keep their precious Indian mascots, this photo of a Native-American coldly staring at a fool supporting the Cleveland Indian’s Chief Wahoo just might be it.  Continue reading “Fans defend racist “Indian” mascot in the face of Native American protest”

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Arthur Chu is winning Jeopardy because he knows the answers to the clues

Arthur Chu is the 2014 version of Jeremy Lin.

I know it’s weird to compare an NBA player to a nerdy Jeopardy! contestant, but in many ways Chu and Lin are similar when you view them through the Asian-American lens.   Continue reading “Arthur Chu is winning Jeopardy because he knows the answers to the clues”

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Oh Canada! Nik Stauskas hits buzzer 3, silences fans chanting “USA!”

Nik Stauskas is a Canadian of Lithuanian heritage, so some of the classy, assy Illinois fans in the student section starting chanting “USA! USA! USA!” Continue reading “Oh Canada! Nik Stauskas hits buzzer 3, silences fans chanting “USA!””

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Arthur Chu is on the verge of Jeopardy history

Influence what you can influence, Arthur. Smash that buzzer multiple times. Click it furiously by your microphone. ClickClickClickClick  
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Stop talking up Aaron Craft like he’s a superstar. He’s not even close.

Today, I watched The Aaron Craft Show (season 4, ep. 25) also known as any Ohio State basketball game on national TV. Every time Ohio State ends up on ABC or ESPN, the announcers fall over each other for the chance to honor him verbally. Continue reading “Stop talking up Aaron Craft like he’s a superstar. He’s not even close.”

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Arthur Chu will take ‘HATERS’ for 500 and answer it correctly, eat your babies

When Arthur Chu got the call to be on Jeopardy!, Chu decided to look up “Jeopardy strategies” not only so he could increase his chances of winning and not fall flat on his face on national TV, but so he could pull in max greenbacks. Continue reading “Arthur Chu will take ‘HATERS’ for 500 and answer it correctly, eat your babies”

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Let’s bring Native-American racism into the 2000s

What a beautiful video for an ugly situation. It’s really well done and makes its point really clear. Continue reading “Let’s bring Native-American racism into the 2000s”

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Today in yoga class, I learned that not everyone wants to look exactly like me

Here’s an article that was recently put out on xojane.com titled: THERE ARE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN MY YOGA CLASSES AND I’M SUDDENLY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT

Unfortunately, the article is about as terrible as it sounds. Continue reading “Today in yoga class, I learned that not everyone wants to look exactly like me”

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Who is Paint? (YouTube)

(Who is Paint? His name is Jon Cozart.)

After a few hours spent snorting and laughing, I decided to give the po-tay-toes song a rest (I was hungry). So instead of clicking replay for the 71st time, I actually let the video finish. Continue reading “Who is Paint? (YouTube)”

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MOCA: A must-visit museum for Chinese-Americans

When I recently discovered that there was a museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience, I immediately placed it on my shortlist of places to go: museum, YMCA, Zara for their bi-yearly sale, and Prosperity Dumpling. Continue reading “MOCA: A must-visit museum for Chinese-Americans”

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The 12 most infamous racist tweets, ‘Twitter attacks’ on Asians

Racist Tweets attack Asians on Twitter

Twitter can be a powerful social tool; anyone can share their feelings at any moment, tweet their opinion about any event, from anywhere. 

Because Twitter works on that impulse, the reactions can also provide a window into the brain of the tweeter. And taking those related tweets together, one can also get a sense of the collective mindset. Continue reading “The 12 most infamous racist tweets, ‘Twitter attacks’ on Asians”

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Humanity Has Fallen: ‘Red Dawn,’ ‘Olympus’ inspire racist tweets

Olympus Has Fallen Inspires Racist Tweets against Asians

When it comes to motivations for racist violence, the case of Olympus Has Fallen and Red Dawn just may take the racist cake (NS;LX that came up on Google). It’s by far the most illogical and mind-boggling event.

I never thought a MOVIE would inspire nationalism to swell up so big and muscley (and apparently the brain to shrink in equal proportion), to the point that moviegoers would come out of the bargain matinee as if they naively soaked up propaganda from decades ago.

Guys and gals alike exited their local AMC after Olympus so pumped up by hate, that they wanted to punch, maim, and kill Asian people. Continue reading “Humanity Has Fallen: ‘Red Dawn,’ ‘Olympus’ inspire racist tweets”

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