Posts tagged "asian"

White Guy Finally Gets Poetry Published — As Yi-Fen Chou

“If there is such a thing as employing yellowface in poetry, this has to be it.” That’s what Korean-American blogger Phil Yu, known as Angry Asian Man, has to say…

Newser | September 8, 2015 - 4:45 pm

The Soapbox: “I Always Felt As If White Girls Thought Less Of Me Because I Was Half-Asian”: There Should Be More Discussion About Elliot Rodger’s Racism

It feels like the entire Internet is having one big argument about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who murdered six people near the UC Santa Barbara campus before killing himself last…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 10:30 am

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it’s from a celebrity and it says this:
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

“How I Met Your Mother” Puts White Characters In Asian “Yellowface” [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 1/16/14, 11a.m.: Commenters have pointed out to me that there were numerous errors in this post. I apologize for the errors and my ignorance on these differences.  

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz” Needs No Commentary

May I present to you the most WTF music video ever made for the month of July. Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz.” Girlz with a “z” because “s” isn’t gangsta…

The Blemish | August 5, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Kate Gosselin Makes Fun of Asian People, Despite Having 8 Asian Children

Casual racism is really having a moment these days. The next pseudo-celeb to stick their foot in their mouth is Kate Gosselin, of “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ fame. Take…

Megan Reynolds | June 25, 2013 - 12:20 pm

A Guide For Dealing With Casual Racism

I am biracial, borne of a Taiwanese mother and American father. My features are decidedly not Caucasian, but hard to pin down to one specific category, a tiny frustration that…

Megan Reynolds | May 22, 2013 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: I Don’t Want Your Yellow Fever

As a kid, I was used to standing out for lots of reasons, like my “Star Wars” obsession or the black eyeliner and vampire chic that made up my high…

Kelly Kanayama | May 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On The Stigma Of Mental Illness In The Asian Community

It was a workday of minor annoyances. Everything at my temp job had gone normally, except for a snippy email from IT and a laminator malfunction that forced me to…

Kelly Kanayama | April 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Fall’s Most Controversial New Show Is “Elementary”

CBS’s new fall show “Elementary” has not even premiered yet, but already nerds everywhere are boycotting it. Why would people write off this modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes story…

Lauren Hunter | September 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase “chink in the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2012 - 12:40 pm

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad “Lin” puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word “chink” is unacceptable for

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2012 - 12:20 pm

xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Earlier this week, xoJane’s sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called “Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?” In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

White Girl Films A Video Titled “How To Be Asian” — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The valuable “don’t be racist, especially not on video” lesson taught by the infamous UCLA “Asians need to learn American library manners” video has escaped at least one white chick…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Girl Talk: Neither A Trophy Nor A Tiger

When I first saw Wendi Deng Murdoch spike that foam-pie-throwing comedian-protestor’s head like a volleyball, I giggled with glee. Then I sighed with relief. Here, finally, was a portrayal of…

Angela Tung | July 26, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Beauty How To: Tanning for Asians

How to Tan Asian Skin
Asian skin tones look great with a little bit of bronze on top. Luckily, you don’t have to submit yourself to the sun’s UV rays…

Wendy Atterberry | March 5, 2010 - 3:54 pm