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The First US Television series featuring an Asian American Actor is Lost and Probably Gone Forever
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The blog title above might make you wonder if something happened to Fresh off the Boat.  Perhaps if you were older or well versed in pop culture, you might wonder if something happened to copies of All American Girl (1994), Mr. T and Tina (1976) or even The Green Hornet (1966).   August 27, 2020 […]

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Naomi Osaka Skips Match in Protest of Police Violence
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America. Naomi Osaka won’t play in W&S semi in protest of Jacob Blake shootingNaomi Osaka, the two-time major tennis champion, announced she would not play in Thursday’s Western & Southern Open semifinal match in reaction to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Several hours later, the […]

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California Asian Americans divided on Proposition 16, which would reestablish Affirmative Action in California
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(source: Ballotpedia) On November 3, 2020, one of the ballot measures that Californians will vote on is Proposition 16, which would reestablish the use of race in public education, employment, and contracts. The use of race in these areas was prohibited in 1996 with a previous ballot measure, Proposition 209.  As you might expect, the […]

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All The Asians On Star Trek
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The podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. Check it out! I’m pleased to share the launch a new podcast project: All The Asians On Star Trek, the podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. A geeky merging of some of my favorite interests. The premise is […]

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And This is How Racist Kids Grow Up to Be Racist Grown Ups
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America. Gwinnett School Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Yearbook PhotoIn Gwinnett County, Georgia, a photo featuring multiple students making a racially insensitive gesture — you know exactly what racially insensitive gesture I’m talking about — was published in an elementary school yearbook, which was delivered to families last […]

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Finding the Fire: On Community, Burnout, and That One Scene from ‘Deep Space Nine’
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Guest Post by Sarah Kuhn There are certain scenes from stories that stay with us forever, their lines looping through our brains like the stickiest of earworms. I can recite sections of the '80s era Anne of Green Gables movies word for word. I know every beat, every breath, in the first Princess Leia/Han Solo […]

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Don’t Use Asians to Maintain White Privilege
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America. Don’t Use Asians to Maintain White PrivilegeThe Justice Department’s latest accusation that Yale University discriminated against Asian American and white students is an attempt to pit marginalized students against each other, using Asian Americans as the conduit, experts say. Several Asian American activists and scholars criticized […]

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TCUB 105: They Call Us The Vice Presidential Nominee
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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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US Department of Justice sues Yale University for Discrimination against Whites and Asian Americans
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The US Department of Justice has notified Yale University that they are in violation of the law, saying Yale’s admissions process discriminates against white and Asian students.  In this letter, the DOJ attorney Eric Dreiband cites a two year investigation and says: “the likelihood of admission for Asian American and White applicants who have similar […]

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"You Yellow Bitches Shouldn’t Be Here, This Is My Country…"
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America. Racist Cyclist Hurls Slurs at Asian Man For HonkingLook! Another guy caught on video doing racist shit! This incident, filmed in Brooklyn, was sparked when an Asian motorist, Zane Tang, honked at a cyclist because he was swerving in the middle of the road. The guy […]

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