Remembering Two Historic Moments for AAPI & the Labour Movement | #LaborDay

A Los Angeles-area mural depicting Filpino American labour leaders Philip Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong. (Photo credit: Flickr) Today is Labour Day, a national day to commemorate the role of the American labour movement in shaping contemporary US political and personal life. For AAPIs, our history is closely linked with and can often be told through the fight for labour rights; yet, as Professor Glenn Omatsu points out in this AAPI labour studies class syllabus, our contributions to the labour movement are often overlooked ....more

The Culture Canard of the Model Minority Myth: how racial gaps in academics aren’t due to cultural pathology

This past week, Bill O’Reilly was his usual raging asshole self when he set out on his...more

84yo Asian American victim of NYPD brutality to sue city for $5 million

His head bloody, 84 year old Kang Wong is escorted into a police car before being charged with jaywalking. Photo credit: G.N. Miller / NY Post. I blogged earlier this year about the story of Kang Chun Wong, the 84 year old Chinese American man who was brutally beaten by New York City Police Department officers after he was stopped for an alleged incident of jaywalking ....more

What is #AAPI feminism? Discussing tonight on Ep #5 of Reappropriate: The Podcast!

What is AAPI feminism? These four letter words seem innocuous enough, but they encompass an entire field of literature, history and activism. The question posed by this sentence is both as essential to AAPI feminists of today as its answer is relatively obscure to non-AAPI communities ....more

Philadelphia newspaper apologizes for publishing anti-Asian caption “error”

The Philadelphia Public Record — a local paper that caters mostly to a readership of elected officials and labour unions –...more

2 Girls | 1 Asian, all awesomeness!

Aspiring actresses Kelly Colburn (@KellyColburn) and Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin (@KaeMeiShing) are burning up the internet right now with season one of their webseries “2 Girls | 1 Asian”, a semi-autobiographical dramedy following the romantic and professional trials of best friends and roommates, Caela and Kelliye as they navigate the “social muck of being ‘ethnically ambiguous’ in the arts”. Both Colburn and Garvin, along with their semi-eponymous alteregos, are biracial and Asian American. Indeed, 2 Girls | 1 Asian has set their sights to the stars, and in so doing are pushing the boundaries of how the internet is advancing progressive independent media ....more

Reappropriate: The Podcast – Ep. 4 | #Ferguson

Episode 4 of Reappropriate: The Podcast...more

Please join me at 11:00PM EST tonight for special #Ferguson episode of Reappropriate: The Podcast

Riot police are dispatched to Ferguson, to “protect” residents from a peaceful congregation of Black protesters. With the political turmoil of Ferguson engulfing the national conversation right now, it would be a missed opportunity to not have a conversation on Reappropriate: The Podcast. So, please join me Tonight (August 20th) at 11:00PM EST for a special recording of Reappropriate: The Podcast, where my guest SnoopyJenkins (@SnoopyJenkins) and I unpack many of the issues surrounding the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown by a local Ferguson, Missouri police officer, and the aftermath of the shooting that sparked a national protest movement ....more

Peace march at Yale emphasizes injustice of #MikeBrown’s murder & #solidarity with #Ferguson

Approximately 200 students and New Haven residents gather on the New Haven Green for an August 19th peaceful protest in solidarity with the residents of Ferguson. (Photo credit: Reappropriate) In the wake of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson ten days ago, in addition to...more