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New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim Helps Clean Up Capitol. Literally.Late at night, after a pro-Trump mob stormed and ransacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim was photographed in the rotunda, crouching on his hands and knees over the debris the crowd had left behind. He was picking up the trash. “When […]

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Post Archives: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of The Slants 8-0
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  This article was originally written for the YOMYOMF blog which was closed approximately two years ago and is being re-posted here for archival purposes. 06/19/2017 Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the The Slants on their trademark dispute case with the federal government, and while there’s certainly more discussions that will […]

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Post Archives: So You Took Your Mom To A Porn Convention?
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  This article was originally written for the YOMYOMF blog which was closed approximately two years ago and is being re-posted here for archival purposes. 10/31/2017 I think you have to chalk up the experience that Marvin Xin Ku had with his mom at a porn convention to the fact that he grew up in Germany […]

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"What we saw… was not a protest, it was an attempted coup"
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Speaks Out Against Trump DemonstratorsU.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth spoke out against President Donald Trump and the demonstrators that forced their way into the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday: “What we saw today was not a protest, it was an attempted coup. I refuse […]

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Post Archives: Can’t We At Least Get A Filipino On ‘American Idol’ And ‘The Voice’?
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This article was originally written for the YOMYOMF blog which was closed approximately two years ago and is being re-posted here for archival purposes. 04/25/2018 I know what you’re going to say, and I’m not saying all my FilAm brothers and sisters come out of the womb singing and playing instruments (because I can’t fathom […]

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In Praise of Spam: Prose, a Play, and a Poem
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Spam, Eggs, and Rice. That was a familiar and comforting meal when I was a kid, and I still feel that way today. While Spam has been condemned as the epitomy of unhealthy processed food, I recently learned about an article, a play, and a poem singing its praises.  What has Spam done to earn […]

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Congresswoman Wears Hanbok at Swearing-In Ceremony
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Marilyn Strickland Makes HistoryCongresswoman Marilyn Strickland made history on Sunday, becoming the first Korean American woman elected to congress and the first African-American woman to represent Washington State at a federal level. Strickland was elected to represent Washington’s 10th congressional district. Strickland also was the first woman to wear a Hanbok during the ceremony. “Today, […]

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Three White Women Made a Mahjong Line Nobody Asked For
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Dallas company apologizes after criticism for redesigning mahjong tilesIt seems that white people, not content with bottling bad kimchee and crappy pad thai, are exploring new dimensions in cultural appropriation. The latest Asian shit stolen and made “new”: mahjong, courtesy of three white ladies, who have given the game a “respectful refresh” that absolutely nobody […]

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Post Archives: An Open Letter To ‘Atlanta’ On That Nail Salon Scene
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  This article was originally written for the YOMYOMF blog which was closed approximately two years ago and is being re-posted here for archival purposes. 04/25/2018 Dear ‘Atlanta’, First let me say that I’ve only watched 4-5 episodes of you, but I like what I’ve watched (and honestly that probably doesn’t mean much as you’re […]

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Post Archives: When White People Go Bad: The Sandra Bullock ‘Adopted Child’ Edition
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  This article was originally written for the YOMYOMF blog which was closed approximately two years ago and is being re-posted here for archival purposes. 05/10/2018 Dear B.S., I get it. You’re a movie star, a producer, a Hollywood elite. You won an Academy Award for Best Actress. You’re coming out with a new film Ocean’s […]

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