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1 year, 8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227436
You don't know if she was adopted, or the product of one of the parents from a previous marriage. Regardless like any other good marketing, we're discussing it and I see nothing that's remotely offensive about this.
3 years ago on Asian American Commercal Watch: Is Hyundai's Asian "Family" Racist or Not?
wtf is wrong with you man?
3 years ago on Asian Pubic Hair Questions
I can think of two guys that are 1/2 Asian by blood...
Future Hall of Famer Hines Ward and Tiger Woods
3 years ago on Before the Linsanity: “Who is the Best Asian-American Athlete?” Redux
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANOTHER JEREMY LIN POST
3 years, 1 month ago on You’re My Jeremy Lin: Why He Fascinates The Chinese American Community
Irony, it's here.
3 years, 1 month ago on How To Overcome Jeremy Lin Fatigue
"In the same way that his success is OUR success in tearing down stereotypes and fighting bigotry, his potential failure becomes OUR failure, and that become dangerous."
Yeah this is pretty much not true, lest you provide previous such examples.
3 years, 1 month ago on What if Jeremy Lin Weren't Asian?
I was excited to see they were doing a musical about Japanese camps. Then I saw Lea Salonga AND Takei were going to be in.
Then I clicked on Excited.
3 years, 2 months ago on Internment Camp Musical "Allegiance" To Premiere Next Fall
I read this yesterday and hated this article so much for creating this anti-Chinese sentiment.
You touched on most points well but the thing that bothered me the most is that if this were a real phenomena, it wouldn't affect just Asian Americans, it would affect all Americans/Californians just the same, if admissions from American borns were dropping.
3 years, 3 months ago on Is Foreign Tuition Money Squeezing Out Asian American College Students?
This was awesome, it's quite rare for Asians on TV to be shown to have so much depth, to be portrayed as if you knew them rather than just someone who fills an otherwise empty void.
3 years, 3 months ago on Asian American Commercial Watch: Bank of America’s Uwajimaya profile
I heard he was IL.
3 years, 3 months ago on Kim Jong-Il, Dead at 70
Because there's no chance a man would lie on these kinds of surveys taken by a condom company.
3 years, 3 months ago on Study: "South Korean Men Are Second Most Unfaithful In World"
It's a baffling issue..this is a great write up on it: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/12/my-take-is-all-american-muslim-begetting-all-american-bigotry/?hpt=hp_c2
3 years, 3 months ago on Lowes Pulls Ads From TLC's All-American Muslim
The networks should get F's for their portrayals of Ken Jeong and Matthew Moy.
3 years, 3 months ago on NBC Earns a B in APA Diversity Casting; Fox Gets a C-
Wow what a worthless study, it doesn't compare it to any other races to see how the numbers compare.
It's not surprising though, working at a desk job and getting paid a decent salary where you have real, enforced labor laws beats the hell out of say, selling cucumbers in an outdoor market for 12 hours long.
3 years, 3 months ago on APA Employees View Their Companies Less Favorably, the Longer They've Been in the U.S.
"There was one time this happened to me and this is why they apply to the rest of the world as well".
But seriously I wish these posts would contain more than just ignorant generalizations such as: "The Chinese can be abrasive and far too insistent and imposing of their values on others."
You can replace "The Chinese" with absolutely anything and it can be just as ridiculous and ignorant as anything else, e.g. "Jews", "Christians", "Republicans", "Democrats", "Writers of 8asians", "I", etc.
3 years, 3 months ago on Chinese-Taiwanese Familial Relations
That is one of the most horrid things I've ever heard of..
I guess if you want to look at the silver lining--it's better they get an abortion here, rather than be tossed aside or drowned...once they're born, and if I were a girl and knew that my parents would rather abort than raise me, I'm not so sure I'd want to be raised by them.
And for anyone who wants to turn this into a pro-life argument, parents in India/China have no problems disposing of their born children after finding out they're girls--and if you don't legally allow this then they can just as easily take this matter into their own hands or find a doctor somewhere who will perform it.
3 years, 3 months ago on 89% of Indian Women Carrying Girls "Opted For Abortion"
I don't see how this process is anything but racial discrimination and against federal laws.
It's no different than a company 60 years ago not hiring someone strictly because they were black or a woman.
3 years, 3 months ago on Are APA Students Not Checking "Asian" On College Applications?
I think the idea of trying to "generalize" what an entire group thinks of another group is just as harmful as the thoughts themselves.
As you've managed to figure out, the opinions vary greatly, and this is no different than asking "What do Jews think of Asians" or "What do Asians think of blacks", simply by skimming a handful of posts on the internet and basing your opinion on that.
Imagine if people thought this was the majority opinion: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/27/HATE.TMP&ao=all
3 years, 3 months ago on What Do White Supremacists Think of Asians?
@mwei Have I told you I love you
3 years, 3 months ago on The 8Asians Talk About: Loyal Puppies Waiting For Their Masters
Feminist: wants equal pay at work, expects $50k engagement ring from man. You've met the type.
3 years, 3 months ago on Young Chinese Mexican American Starts Feminist Photo Blog
China has 1.5 billion people: hundreds of millions of which are living on dollars a day, the death penalty is given for the most basics of crimes, little girls are drowned because parents don't want them, children are forced into slavery at a young age, women are kidnapped or mislead into becoming life long prostitutes in other countries, and it a damn dog causes the author to tear up? I'm a fan of animals as much as anyone else, but can we get a little perspective on things here?
@KatherineManalo Caveat: I was unserious
3 years, 4 months ago on White Men are Likely to Move Twice as Fast When With a Minority Girlfriend
Clearly the white man has to have many insecurities to go out with a subservient Asian woman and has to move faster in fear of losing her.
/only plausible explanation
"And is it any different from how I celebrate Thanksgiving, standing around a turkey and Chinese food at lunch time dodging questions from uncles asking when you’ll get married? No? You’re one up on me, then."
Damnit, it used to be targeted toward my older sister but then she went and got married so now it comes down upon me. I can't believe she became so selfish.
3 years, 4 months ago on Awkward Stock Photos of White People Teach Us About Thanksgiving
@maryt "About your first comment, it is just an overall statement about how women are being treated unequally in this situation."
But in Sweden, women are not the ones treated unequally, which is why I'm confused.
"By using items and drugs to compare to women, you are just objectifying women."
Wow this is so incredibly wrong and insulting.
If it were a male prostitute servicing women the comparisons would be exactly the same. If anything, the idea of making it 100% legal for a woman to literally sold as sex objects is much more objectifying.
If, in this world where prostitution (or any industry) is illegal, and the goal is to limit or eliminate it, and with your limited resources where you had to punish the supplier or demander---punishing the supplier would be easier and just as effective in eliminating it altogether--since the chain of demand is much greater in numbers than the supply.
If a drug dealer, or prostitute (let's assume he's a male) is the one being punished, and in order to convict you had to go through court, summon up a jury, and go through that whole ordeal--that would go a much longer way in dealing with the problem than doing the same thing to each of the demanders.
3 years, 4 months ago on Taiwan Working To Legalize Prostitution
"However in Sweden, paying for sex is illegal, but selling it is not. No matter what, women are at a disadvantage and men should pay for the social cost they cause as well"
These two sentences don't make any sense..How are women at a disadvantage in the case of Sweden--and men are "paying" in more ways than one.
It is an interesting dilemma though, who is more responsible, the supplier or demander? When it comes to drugs, e.g. meth/heroin, it is a much greater crime to distribute than to consume. It's also much more illegal to be a supplier of stolen goods such as TVs/stereos than to purchase it.
I actually can't think of any scenario where the supplier, who is essentially creating and dictating the market isn't held more liable.
"But women should also not be penalized for what they choose their occupations to be."
This I disagree with, if you're doing something illegal and allowing it to happen, whether it's prostitution or drugs or whatever, why should you not face the consequences of your actions?
a) Vietnam allows dual citizenship, so he can be both a US and Vietnamese national.
b) Using the current flag (as disrespectful as it may be), is accurate to represent a Vietnamese national.
"As much as I would like to blame someone from the UFC for the error"
I don't get what else you're suggesting it could be, a conspiracy that a communist works for
3 years, 4 months ago on Why did UFC Use the Communist Vietnamese Flag for Cung Le?
a) Awesome, appropriate picture
b) This is yet another occassion in which us Asian men are screwed and Asian women have it better. Blasphemy.
3 years, 4 months ago on Asian Egg Donors In High Demand
Race should be a factor in all facets of life and jobs.
Asians are completely underrepresented in Congress, any vote for an Asian should count for 3x as much as they currently do.
Not many Asians in the NBA or NFL either. There should at least be a proportionate amount of Asian athletes that equals their fan base to celebrate diversity. Whites can have this advantage too.
Wait, those don't make sense? Race should not be simply be a factor in determining who makes it or not and it should be up to merit? I AGREE.
3 years, 4 months ago on The Cornell Daily Sun Op-Ed: No Asians Need Apply
" 15 year-old school students in Shanghai scoring higher than US students on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). "
That's really misleading to compare kids in a modern prosperous Chinese city who presumably have rich parents to the ENTIRE US population.
Why not compare them to 15 year olds going to private schools in Boston or LA? I'm sure our yuppie nerdy kids stand up as well as anyone else in the world.
3 years, 4 months ago on Half of China’s Millionaires Want To Leave
Nice article. On the one hand I can understand actors doing what they need to do to get by, but if you want to actually make it one day I think it's important to stay true to yourself.
Ken Jeong and his roles as an absolutely loser of person who audiences are more inclined to laugh at rather than "with" is quite disappointing to me, given the level of fame he's reached.
Aziz once hosted an AMA on Reddit (Ask Me Anything) and his response to the stereotypes was great: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/la5cl/i_am_aziz_ansari_comedian_and_actor_ama/c2r0iq5
3 years, 4 months ago on Where Do APA Actors Draw The Line On Derogatory Roles?
That's cool I just wanted to say that YOU SUCK!
No j/k thanks for this. Does this apply to authors on the site too who comment?
3 years, 4 months ago on 8Asians Commenting Policy: Profile Photo & Real Identity or We'll Delete
After many years of squatting with a pair of tights on I've often been confused for Kim K
3 years, 4 months ago on Do All Asians Have Flat Butts?
@akrypti " I get attacked on 8A all the time."
Only because you purposely invite it withe the shit..I mean, stuff you write.
3 years, 4 months ago on The Perfect Villain: Straight Asian Men
@ErikaHarada@Keith Oh@mwei I'm not sure what's worse, a personal insult on one person you don't know--or insulting an entire group of people as the poster does above. "Straight asian men are all X". That covers well over a billion people doesn't it?
PRetty impressive stuff!
@mwei a) Bring up a stereotype about a group
b) Offend that group as much as possible
c) Admit you don't actually have a real point
@mwei True, I haven't seen the 2nd hangover or Transformers 3 (didn't know he was in that actually).
I think the cast typing of him in those roles is more dangerous because:
a) People are easily manipulated into buying into stereotypes. The less experience you have of a group of people, the more a single person within that group will influence your views on the group as a whole (if that makes sense)
For instance if an American has never met an arab/muslim person, or even a Harvard graduate or someone from say Texas, they'll have conceived their own stereotypes upon them--but you're from a community that's full of muslim people, your stereotypes will not be as easily influenced by one person
b) Being from California it's hard to remember that the rest of the US is only 6% Asian--so most Americans have met an Asian person before, muchless befriended one in their lives. So they end up resorting to the media, like the movies to conjure up what an Asian person is like.
So they see Ken Jeong on the screen, see that he's Asian, and it will be implanted in their minds that that is what an Asian male is like.
@mwei As a straight Asian male I do think he contributes to the "weak" stereotype, since most characters he plays are straight. In Community especially--he plays an absolutely weak, small, pathetic character who has no shame in himself.
@Bunni It's true we are a weak bunch that only likes submissive Asian girls whom we can't protect but are abusive towards.
LOL I hope this was a satirical piece, please tell me this was all a joke.
Because as a straight Asian male I wouldn't know how to reply without being stereotypically chauvinistic.
But to ignore it would make me seem weak, which would somehow fit into the Asian male stereotype as well.
So someone, anyone? Tell me there was not a bit of seriousness attached to this post? I would hate to have to stop going here if these types of pieces keep getting published.
Thanks in advance.
"I don't know anyone who exhibits the trait of ______. Therefore it must not be true"
3 years, 4 months ago on Do Submissive Asian Women Exist?
This is a great blog post that'll appeal to all the rich Asian kids with privileged upbringings with parents who can afford thousands of dollars JUST for admission fees. Thanks!
3 years, 5 months ago on The College Admissions Game, Part 1: Picking Schools
Chinese/Asians acting more frugal than others?? This is shocking.
3 years, 5 months ago on Chinese Americans Tend to Borrow Less
You'll generally get little backlash if you're a white person trying to dress up Asian, but imagine the out rage if you were to implement blackface or something.
3 years, 5 months ago on The 8 Most Offensive Asian Halloween Costumes
I love Russell Wong, the Asian acting community needs more of him.
3 years, 5 months ago on Asian American Commercial Watch: Russell Wong for IKEA
Looks like those bake sales at Berkeley really worked!!
3 years, 5 months ago on Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes SB 185
It's a shame that, at least at my high school that the discrimination against the Chinese is not taught in much depth at all.
While there may not necessarily be equivalents, everyone knows who MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, etc. are--there are absolutely no one of note taught amongst Chinese/Asians that helped make these law changes possible.
3 years, 5 months ago on U.S. Senate Apologizes for Decades of Anti-Chinese Discrimination
This girl is close: http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jessica-mah
Have met her before and follow her company a bit, as a fellow Asian entrepreneur-ish stories like her are awesome to follow.
3 years, 5 months ago on Is There A Female Tony Hsieh?
Those are awesome, but still "isolated" incidents. If you go to www.google.com and use Autofill to help you out..try typing "Are Asian" or "Are Chinese", etc.. to see what a lot of people have previously asked about "us"..
3 years, 5 months ago on The Best Asian Related Questions on Yahoo! Answers