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They Call Us Bruce 129: They Call Us Seoul Sausage
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: “Share Something Real on Portal:  Tattoo”
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This ad for Facebook’s Portal was an  pleasant surprise.  I loved how it showed three generations of an Asian Americans.  Showing that Asian Americans is a good way to slowly chip away at the perpetual foreigner stereotype.  I also liked how they were doing something “Asian,” making what looks like dumplings.   The tattoo surprise was […]

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Anonymous Letter Threatens to "Shoot Cambodians"
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“I want to take a gun and go down there and kill these individuals.” Last week in Philadelphia, someone sent an anonymous letter to community leaders threatening to “shoot Cambodians.” The typed, one-page letter, reportedly sent last week to the office of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, accuses Cambodian residents of setting off fireworks […]

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A Sesame Street Song: Proud of Your Eyes
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In the context of the attacks and bullying of Asian Americans that has gone on during the pandemic, Sesame Street has recently released this video of a song they created.  Proud of Your Eyes talks about one of the most common things that bullies and haters use to pick on Asian Americans.  Analyn talks to […]

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Fund This: Koreatown Dreaming – A Photo Book
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Chronicling the photos and stories of immigrant small business owners of Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Koreatown Dreaming, by photographer/filmmaker Emanuel Hahn, chronicles the photos and stories of Korean immigrant small business owners who helped build Los Angeles’ Koreatown into the iconic neighborhood that it is today. According to the book’s Kickstarter, the project was borne out […]

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Billie Eilish Apologizes for Mouthing Racial Slur in Video
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“I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word.” Billie Eilish has apologized after a video surfaced of her apparently mouthing along to a song as an anti-Asian racial slur is used. The singer posted a statement on her Instagram account addressing the edited compilation of videos, […]

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Passenger Tells Uber Driver to "Go Back to Asia"
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Stella can’t stop her racist rant, much to the embarrassment of her friends. In Charlotte, North Carolina, an unruly Uber passenger was caught on video verbally abusing an Asian American driver, cursing him out and telling him to “go back to Asia,” much to the embarrassment of her friends. The altercation apparently started when the […]

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Netflix to Adapt K-pop Rom-Com ‘Somewhere Only We Know’
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Maurene Goo’s young adult novel is described as ‘Roman Holiday’ meets ‘Before Sunrise.’ Netflix has picked up the film rights to Maurene Goo’s young adult novel Somewhere Only We Know, a romantic comedy set in the world of K-pop. Adapted by writer Lana Cho, the story is described as Roman Holiday meets Before Sunrise, following […]

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Suni Lee Earns a Spot at the Tokyo Olympics
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18-year-old gymnast will be the first Hmong American athlete to compete at the Olympics. On Sunday, 18-year-old gymnast Suni Lee placed second at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, automatically earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and qualifying for the Tokyo games. Lee, the three-time 2019 World Championships medalist who finished second to Simone […]

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They Call Us Bruce 128: They Call Us Justin Lin
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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