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How, in 2021,  do people not know that "chink" is a slur?
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Devin Funches apologizes for saying "chinky." Over the weekend during a press conference, Green Bay Packers receiver Devin Funchess used the word "chinky" to describe the smiling eyes of reporters. He clearly wasn't directing the slur at anyone; he wasn't even referring to any actual Asian person. It was, on the surface, a word uttered […]

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For Us All: Fred Korematsu’s Quest for Justice
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New audio play tells the true story of the legal fight to overturn Korematsu v. United States. L.A. Theatre Works presents For Us All, a new audio play based on the true story of a team of lawyers who used a little-known legal writ to fight and overturn the conviction of Fred Korematsu, unjustly sentenced […]

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Sunisa Lee’s Journey to win the Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics
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In case you missed it, Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American from Minnesota, won the Gymnastics All Round medal at the Tokyo Olympics.  After Simone Biles withdrew, the pressure was intense on the 18 year old to continue the United States streak of gold medals in the all around competition.  Lee edged out second place Brazillian […]

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Asian American Olympians Talk about their Anti-Asian hate Experiences
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It’s been great to see Asian American athletes representing the US in the Tokyo Olympics.  I saw Nikhil Kumar playing table tennis and found out he is an 18 year from my city of San Jose.  Seeing athletes like Nikhil made this story from NBC News Asian America about the anti-Asian hate experiences Asian American […]

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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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