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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Are you looking to bingewatch all 9 shows of Arthur Chu’s dynasty? Here’s the Arthur Chu mega-playlist. Continue reading “Watch all of Arthur Chu’s Jeopardy episodes”
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!””
Influence what you can influence, Arthur. Smash that buzzer multiple times. Click it furiously by your microphone. ClickClickClickClick
Continue reading “Arthur Chu is on the verge of Jeopardy history”
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.”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Remember the Japanese Tsunami that killed 20,000 people back in 2011 complete with terrifying videos of waters swallowing up people, villages and destroying everything in its path? Well, what we saw as a tragedy, Gilbert Gottfried saw punchlines. Continue reading “The joke is you, Gilbert Gottfried”
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”
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”
When Asiana flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport back in July, the ignorant Twitter monkeys came out to swipe at the low-hanging fruit.
Patting themselves on the back, they fed each other variations of “Asians can’t drive” jokes. Continue reading “Asian(a) can’t drive”