Census 2010 data released for California shows that Asian Americans were the fastest growing ethnic or racial group, rising 31.5 percent since 2000 to makeup 12.8 percent of the state’s population. The Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders group rose 23.4 percent. Read the full post at Hyphen magazine’s blog.
I blogged at Hyphen magazine about Â a Bruce Lee porn parody that’s being produced. And while the pop icon probably is turning in his grave over being immortalized in an adult movie, the prospect does raise issues of race, sex and stereotypes, particularly of Asian American men. “Bruce Lee XXX: A Porn Parody” stars Keni […]
The “Asian Power” headline from theÂ Â San Francisco Examiner encapsulates what’s happening in politics for Asian Americans, especially in San Francisco, where Ed Lee is about to become the first Asian American mayor.
Hyphen is posting a series of Faces Behind Hyphen Q&As with the top editors and directors of the magazine on its blog over the next week or so. Here’s mine. The others are: Publisher Lisa Lee Blog editor erin Khue Ninh UPDATE Here are some more Faces Behind Hyphen: Web Director Sean Aquino Managing Editor […]
Aly Morita contacted me the other day about publicizing her call for a boycott of the remake of theÂ Karate Kid, saying itâ€™s another example of Hollywood perpetuating stereotypes about Asian Americans.
The death of Tian Sheng Yu after a senseless beating on an Oakland, CA, street has brought up the issue of racial tensions between Asian Americans and African Americans (the suspects in the attack are black). Yu died Tuesday after he was knocked to the ground Friday and never regained consciousness.
Great news for all you Asian American studies scholars out there. The University of California, Riverside, is launching aÂ Â Korean American studies center with the help of a $2.7 million endowment from the Overseas Koreans Foundation.
“Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus“: the title alone should have kept me away, but flipping through the channels to SyFy, my curiosity was piqued when I saw that it starred 80s teen sensation Debbie Gibson (who’s all grown up and goes by Deborah now). I started watching and lo and behold, before I knew it, […]
That red-faced glow many Asians get when they have a few too many drinks is the result of a genetic mutation that research suggests occurred about the same time farmers began growing rice in China … about 10,000 years ago.
For those in urban centers who are insulated from the immigration debate, 9500 Liberty offers revealing view of the contentious battle going on elsewhere in the country. The documentary film, produced by Eric Byler and Annabel Park, chronicles what happened in Prince William County, VA, after a law was passed in 2007 requiring police officers […]