In a viral Tweet, Louisiana State freshman Christy Nguyen asked for help tracking down a white student that repeatedly directed xenophobic and racist remarks at she and her friends at a recent LSU football game. Continue reading “Foxworth Vidrine is the racist student that repeatedly yelled “Get the f*ck out Ching Chongs” at LSU football game”
Earlier this month, The Atlantic featured a emotional and powerful documentary called “Aging and Alone in Manhattan’s Chinatown“. Continue reading “What happened to King-Sim Ng from the Manhattan Chinatown documentary?”
While in China for the NBA Global Games, Jeremy Lin decided to wear his hair in a bowlcut at a Charlotte Hornets practice. Continue reading “Yikes! Jeremy Lin sports “bowl cut” hairstyle at Hornets practice”
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. Continue reading “Marvel finally has a major character that’s an Asian American male.. and it’s the Hulk!”
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? Continue reading “Is Lion Babe’s Lucas Goodman part Asian?”
Chopped has been on the air for six years, but I only started watching the show a few months ago. I’m addicted and happy that there are five seasons to catch up on. Continue reading “Asian woman crowned Grand Champion of ‘Chopped: Grill Masters’ tournament”
Another month, another Hollywood whitewashing of an Asian character. This month’s episode: Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’. Continue reading “Why Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ apology matters (and it’s not because he’s sorry)”
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and there was a post about Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson making NBA history. Continue reading “Did you know that Jordan Clarkson was Asian-American (Filipino)?”
Here’s a cheesy Chinese New Year commercial from the NBA featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Benny the Bull and Dwyane Wade. Continue reading “Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial”
I normally avoid Panda Express, the largest Chinese fast-food joint in the United States. Actually, as far as my regular diet is concerned, I stay away from all fast food chains. Continue reading “Does Panda Express have MSG in their food despite their claims?”
Grace Lee Boggs has given all her life and now needs our help. Continue reading “Grace Lee Boggs has given so much of herself. Now she needs our help.”
My family owned a Chinese restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan for more than 35 years. It was their livelihood and played a large part in our lives. Continue reading “The Chinese restaurant as the gateway to the “American Dream””
Here’s Jeremy Lin and gang are taking to Instagram and dunking all over Palo Alto. The coup de grace Jeremy jumping over Justin for a total rim rocker on his unsuspecting mother, Shirley. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin ruthlessly posterizes his own mom”
Jeremy Lin was going to be traded this off-season. It’s been clear that the Houston Rockets were trying to deal the guard, along with center Omer Asik, to go after some big name free agent names. Continue reading “Love/Hate: Jeremy Lin will play alongside Kobe Bryant”
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”
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”
I went to see Phil Yu speak about blogging at NYU the other day. If you don’t know who Phil Yu is, you may know him better as the owner/creator of Angry Asian Man – THE website dedicated to Asian American issues. Continue reading “The keys to a successful blog is finding a niche and sticking with it”
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”
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”
If I filed blog posts like I filed real files, I’d file this blog post in my tabbed manila folder labeled ‘NS;LX’ which stands for ‘Not Surprised; Low Expectations.’
Even if I didn’t flinch when I heard about all the idiotic tweets about our new Miss America, it’s still worth mentioning how ridiculously low the level of ignorance (like, really ignorant) that was on display when Indian-American Nina Davuluri won the 2014 title. Continue reading “Nina Davuluri is Miss America, but not American according to racist tweets”
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 we went to the local pub to watch the Knicks take on the New Jersey Nets. We sat down next to an Asian family, who was also there to watch Jeremy Lin.
As the game went on, a man at the bar began cheering for the Nets. He exploded with a “YES!” and clapped intensely each time the Nets made a big play or went on a run. He ended up cheering a lot that night — it was clear that the Nets had the momentum and the Knicks couldn’t find a flow.
The Knicks would ultimately fall to the Nets, a disappointing loss after their triumph over the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks – a game that was nationally-televised the previous day.
Right as the game ended, the Nets fan stood up from the bar, faced our tables, and blurted out, “You chinks can’t win two straight!” before turning and walking toward the front door. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin Forces National Discussion on Asian Americans”
Being an Asian American is a conflicting battle in cultures and common senses. Simply being has furnished each and every one of us a very unique experience, something we all should be proud of. Continue reading “Better Luck Tomorrow? It Depends On You”