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June 20th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Saturday, June 23 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin. Asian Americans for Progress have organized Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, a nationwide townhall on hate crimes and bullying. Hosted by Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu, viewers can attend the townhall via Google Hangout. [APAP]

Dharun Ravi, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for using a web cam to spy on his late roommate, Tyler Clementi, was released early from jail [NYT]

Like student Oumou Troure, the subject of her article “The Thing Is, I’m Undocumented”, journalist Grace Talusan was once undocumented, too. [Boston Magazine]

Trophy wife? Gold digger? Pie deflecting Tiger Mom? The New York Times profiles Wendi Deng Murdoch. [NYT]

Asian George Burns? Adorable! Asian Dolly Parton? Kinda creepy. [Laughing Squid]

A five judge panel convened by the World Boxing Organization unanimously ruled in boxer Manny Pacquiao‘s favor after reviewing video of his recent bout with Timothy Bradley. Their scoring can’t overturn the results of the match however. [NYDN]

Attention all you non-Asian ladies who are looking for an Asian dude to get smoochy with: this guide was written for you. [The Love Life of an Asian Guy]

Yoko Ono collaborated with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon on “Early In The Morning”, a 14-minute track to benefit Ashinaga Rainbow House and their work with tsuami victims. If this appeals to you, then you’ll be glad to know that a six-track album called “YOKOKIMTHURSTON” will be released in September. [A.V. Club]

Is the “chop suey” font used by Fresh Direct to advertise ready to cook Chinese meals racist, or just kind of tired and old fashioned? [Tao Jones/WSJ]

Just call it “Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony’s Excellent Chinese Movie Adventure”. Or, it seems the NBA is working with the Shanghai Film Group to release Amazing, a Chinese basketball movie that will star NBA players Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, and former NBA star Scottie Pippen. [Grantland]

Congratulations, Conrad Hotels, you are the most recent offender when it comes to the crime of using people of color as props in your advertising. [The Society Pages - thanks, Steve!]

The House of Representatives passed a resolution issuing a formal apology for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred Chinese people from immigrating to the United States. [Angry Asian Man]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

June 15th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Can't read my, can't read my, no you can't read my yellowface

Racialicious talked to burlesque expert Chicava HoneyChild and burlesque performers Shanghai Pearl, ExHOTic Other, and Essence Revealed about Dita Von Teese’s “Opium Den Show.” Aw, Dita — I don’t think we’ve seen yellowface this good since Mickey Rooney in Breakfast At Tiffany’s! [Racialicious]

Journalist (and undocumented immigrant from the Philippines) José Antonio Vargas poses on the cover of TIME this week and pens the much-discussed story behind it, “We Are Americans, Just Not Legally,” about the plight of the U.S.’s 12 million undocumented immigrants. [TIME]

Keeping the DREAM alive: The Obama administration will stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants and begin issuing them work permits. [Huffington Post]

Barack Obama: The Story traces “the young Obama’s arc toward black identity.” The book, which will be published on June 19, is excerpted in the Washington Post. [Washington Post]

New America Media finds that “media depictions of Asian-Americans lack important depth,” and got a few quotes from DISGRASIAN™ editor/founder Jen on the myth of the model minority and how it’s still used in the mainstream. [New America Media]

To be a female taikonaut in China, you’d better have perfect skin, teeth, and be odor-free. Even at the expense of having much less training than their male counterparts. Thanks, China, but if I need a ride to space, I’ll wait until Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is ready to go. [The Globe and Mail]

Worst show-and-tell ever: A Montreal teacher is suspended after he showed a video of Luka Rocco Magnotta allegedly killing Chinese student Lin Jun. [The Star]

A creationist group in South Korea lobbied the government to have the theory of evolution removed from high school textbooks, and guess what? They actually won. [Huffington Post]

Listen in: San Francisco public radio station KALW has begun a series focusing on Asian American mental health. [KALW]

Blogger and friend Jim “Busy Dad” Lin reflects on the recent passing of “Goodfella” Henry Hill and the life lessons of the movie that immortalized him. [MamaPop]

The folks who made Shanghai Calling, which stars my fantasy celebrity boyfriend Daniel Henney, are asking for videos about your best story from living or traveling overseas. The prize? Oh nothing, just a little trip for two to see the movie at an upcoming film festival. [Angry Asian Man]

Our pals at You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, just launched their new YouTube network YOMYOMF. We are especially digging the trailer for their high school girl webseries “BFFs.” [YOMYOMF]

We know summer’s only just begun, but can it be fall already so we can already start watching (and loving) Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy “The Mindy Project,” which is already being touted as one of fall’s “most exciting” new series-es? [Reuters]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

February 22nd, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine


People, can we please stop using the phrase “Asian Invasion” to describe the new Renaissance of Asian fashion designers? KTHXBAI. [CNN]

A belated happy birthday to our favorite North Korean dick-tator, Kim Jong-Il, who just celebrated his 69th in typical lavish fashion. One party foul, though: no food rations. [NYM]

Manny Pacquiao was just in Washington D.C., where he met President Obama for a photo-op. Afterwards, we hear he knocked Vice President Biden out big-time in a thumbwrestling match. [NYT]

Check yo’ rage… and yo’ bank balance! Brokeass Chicago college students Sung Wong Chung and Alexander Choi violently attack a cab driver after their credit card bounces. [Chicago Breaking News - thanks, Diana L.!]

Ahh, the soothing sensation of a good earwax scrape. Tokyo ear-cleaning parlors take off. [CNN]

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November 15th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking to block the deportation of San Francisco student Steve Li. The deportation, originally scheduled to take place today, was delayed as of Sunday afternoon. [SFGate.com]

“Ask A Model Minority Suicide”, a monthly column about the author’s personal experience with depression, debuts in Hyphen magazine. [Hyphen]

Hatsune Miku, Japan's singing hologram who performs to sold-out crowds

It’s Japanese Jem (though without the Holograms), y’all. [Gawker.tv]

Gawker wonders if Takeru Kobayashi may be washed up after he failed to finish at a recent pizza eating competition. DISGRASIAN doesn’t wonder – we know, sob.[Gawker]

Momofuku’s chef (and fantasy DISGRASIANtern boyfriend – what?) David Chang is expanding his culinary empire to Australia. [Luxist]

Antonio Margarito’s face beat the crap out of Manny Pacquiao’s gloves. GO PACMAN! [New York Times]

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