Foxworth Vidrine is the racist student that repeatedly yelled “Get the f*ck out Ching Chongs” at LSU football game

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”

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Yikes! Jeremy Lin sports “bowl cut” hairstyle at Hornets practice

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”

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Marvel finally has a major character that’s an Asian American male.. and it’s the Hulk!

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!”

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Why Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ apology matters (and it’s not because he’s sorry)

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)”

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Did you know that Jordan Clarkson was Asian-American (Filipino)?

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)?”

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Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial

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”

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture

As someone that hangs onto any thread of potential visibility for Asians in American pop culture, you might wonder why I waited until today, almost a week after “Fresh Off the Boat” premiered to finally watch the show. Continue reading “‘Fresh Off the Boat’ can be the show that opens doors for more Asians in American pop culture”

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Kung Fu Hustle: The scene when Coolie, Tailor, and Baker defeat the Axe Gang

I rarely ever watch a movie more than once. Even in the case of movies that I’ve raved about don’t inspire me to watch them over. Continue reading “Kung Fu Hustle: The scene when Coolie, Tailor, and Baker defeat the Axe Gang”

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Lakers wear “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts: Why it’s important we see Jeremy Lin wearing the shirt

As everyone knows by now, Eric Garner, a 43-year old African-American male, died after New York police put him in an illegal chokehold. Continue reading “Lakers wear “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts: Why it’s important we see Jeremy Lin wearing the shirt”

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Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?

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.  Continue reading “Are Asian immigrants being targeted for MTA subway attacks?”

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Edward Blum: Don’t use Asians for your racist agenda (we won’t stand for it)

(Reposted from 18 Million Rising)

Edward Blum is really invested in Asian Americans getting into college. Sounds like a good thing, right? Think again.  Continue reading “Edward Blum: Don’t use Asians for your racist agenda (we won’t stand for it)”

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What’s so “stunning” about good looking Asian men?

There’s a post being passed around Facebook that has its heart in the right place, but falls into the same trap it’s attempting to dispel.  Continue reading “What’s so “stunning” about good looking Asian men?”

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

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. Continue reading “Are Asian immigrants being pushed onto subway tracks a coincidence or something else?”

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Asian collection at Cleveland Museum of Arts worth seeing

Strolling through gallery after gallery of the vast Cleveland Museum of Art, I came upon the North wing — their permanent Asian Art collection — I didn’t expect much from it.     Continue reading “Asian collection at Cleveland Museum of Arts worth seeing”

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The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown

I have relatives that live in Confucius Plaza, sometimes referred to as Confucius Tower. Confucius Plaza is an expansive apartment complex with historical significance found in Manhattan’s Chinatown.   Continue reading “The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s Chinatown”

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Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called? Continue reading “Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?”

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Love/Hate: Jeremy Lin will play alongside Kobe Bryant

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”

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Would you recognize Jeremy Lin if he was sitting next to you (in New York)?

Would you recognize Jeremy Lin on the streets of New York if you saw him? I would. I wouldn’t even play it cool. I would kiss him and hug him and massage his shoulders. I would.  Continue reading “Would you recognize Jeremy Lin if he was sitting next to you (in New York)?”

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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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