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Asian American Commercial Watch: Subaru Crosstrek’s Android Auto & Emergency Text
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I saw this commercial as a pre-roll on a web video and thought it was funny. I’m an Android person and definitely want Android Auto support in my next car. Seriously though, who carries toilet paper with them in the car? I guess maybe if you’re going camping?  

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They Call Us Bruce – Episode 82: They Call Us The Asian American Film Canon
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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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Take this survey on AAPI food habits. For research!
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Study examines the eating habits of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Our friend Oliver Wang, professor of sociology at California State University Long Beach, is launching a pilot study to explore the eating habits of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and he could use your help. Take this quick online survey: AAPI Food Habits Oliver […]

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Tell me who your friends are
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Studies show that we can actually predict our future – where we will be, what we’ll be doing and our income level. How? By the company we keep.  We are the sum of our choices and that includes our friends. Our tribe is our social currency. How well we do in life is largely affected […]

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Yamaha Piano Red Envelope Commercial
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When I saw this television commercial recently by Yamaha, I felt like Yamaha is really targeting and reinforcing the Asian stereotype that we all play the piano or violin. LOL! But seriously, it was only after watching the commercial on YouTube and seeing the title of the video as ‘Yamaha Piano Red Envelope Commercial’ did […]

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Viral Ad:  A Star Wars Experience for All
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This ad from Globe Telecom, a telecom provider in the Philippines, cashes in the upcoming hype for Star Wars:  The Rise of Skywalker.  It has an unexpected ending that I hope people do not spoil when sharing it.   We have posted a number of Thai TV commercials in the past, and it’s great to see […]

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Wat Misaka, first nonwhite player in the NBA, dies at 95
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Japanese American point guard debuted with the New York Knicks in 1947. Wat Misaka, the pioneering Japanese American athlete who became the first person of color to play in modern professional basketball, died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He was 95. Wat Misaka, First Nonwhite in Modern Pro Basketball, Dies at 95 Misaka, the son […]

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They Call Us Bruce – Episode 83: They Call Us Thankful
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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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