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’.

Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?

November 24, 2014 / 0 comments

This is an article that I originally wrote for American FOBs. I corrected a mistake and made some slight edits to this version for clarity. 

Are Asian immigrants being pushed onto subway tracks a coincidence or something else?

November 17, 2014 / 3 comments

I don’t know what number constitutes a pattern, but after a 61-year Chinese immigrant was pushed onto the tracks of the oncoming D train in The Bronx.

Chink receipts becoming Twitter on paper?

Are racist restaurant receipts becoming a thing?

May 16, 2014 / 1 comment

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. 

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

May 15, 2014 / 0 comments

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. 

Justin Bieber, One Direction fans attack Lorde, her boyfriend with racist tweets

December 25, 2013 / 3 comments

You know that footage of teenage girls at a boy band concert where they’re visibly shaking, holding up signs made of glitter, wearing homemade shirts, screaming ‘I love you’ at the top of their lungs, all the while on the verge of fainting from all the adrenaline?

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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Better Luck Tomorrow? It Depends On You

April 14, 2003 / 0 comments

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.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Kicking Asians When They’re Down

April 28, 2002 / 0 comments

I always walked by Abercrombie & Fitch stores with a sort of uneasiness. And when I did enter, it just never felt right, I never felt comfortable.

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