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CAAAV has been working tirelessly to help Chinatown residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you are in New York, they could sure use donations of food, water, batteries, flashlights, and blankets. If you’re not in New York but would like to help, consider an online donation. [CAAAV.org, @caaav]
BuzzFeed outed twitter user @ComfortablySmug, who tweeted false and scary information about conditions in New York City during Hurricane Sandy, as Shashank Tripathi, a former banker and current campaign manager for Republican congressional candidate from New York Christopher R. Wright. [BuzzFeed]
If you’re in New York City and without power or water due to the hurricane, stop by any New York Sports Club location. They are open and free to anyone who needs to take a shower, charge their cell phone, or just get in some stress-busting exercise. [well+good]
Open City discusses the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City’s Asian immigrants. [Open City]
A picture of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama comforting a woman devastated by the aftermath of of Hurricane Sandy has gone viral on Twitter after journalist Jeff Yang captioned it with “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects @BarackObama.” [Twitter]
Anti-China sentiment has been so pervasive in this election cycle that the Ohio Republican Party used images of Chinese food containers and chopsticks in their mailers. [Huffington Post]
The New York Times takes a look at affirmative action and its impact on Asian Americans… [New York Times]
… and the importance of admissions tests to elite New York City high schools for Asian immigrant students. [New York Times]
I was down with the wenqing, or Chinese hipsters, before they were cool. [The Atlantic]
Honda made a car FOR THE LADIES, y’all! It’s called the “SHE’S”, it’s pink (obvs), and it’s the official car of DISGRASIAN™ interns. [BuzzFeed]
A man won $120,000 in damages when he successfully sued his wife for giving birth to what he considered an ugly baby. It seems that before they were wed, the mother had undergone extensive cosmetic surgery to change her facial appearance. [Irish Examiner]
In honor of LGBT History Month, which just ended, The Huffington Post put together a slideshow of their most influential Asian LGBT icons. [The Huffington Post]
Taipei’s tenth annual gay pride event was colorful and awesome and looked like a lot of fun. [The Huffington Post]
If you speak Korean, there is a Korean-speaking elephant who’d like to talk to you. [New Scientist]
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day!
- Depending on what state you call home, you may still be able to vote early! [National Association of State Secretaries]
- President Barack Obama has a page dedicated to AAPI voters and issues [BarackObama.com]
- So does Mitt Romney [MittRomney.com]
- 18 Million Rising wants to see more Asian Americans voting [18MR]
- If you’re voting in New Hampshire, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) made a video to help with any questions you may have [BarackObama.com]
Filed under: #gotv, 18 Million Rising, 18MR, @comfortablysmug, admissions tests, Affirmative Action, Asian immigrants, Barack Obama, CAAAV, Chinese hipsters, Chris Christie, early voting, Election 2012, Honda, Hurricane Sandy, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Jeff Yang, John Cho, Kal Penn, Korean-speaking elephant, LGBT Asian Icons, Mitt Romney, New Jersey, New York Sports Club, Ohio GOP, Open City, Shashank Tripathi, SHE'S, Taipei, Taipei gay pride, ugly baby, wenqing
Check out this video of two toddlers dancing and singing “Hey Ya.” You’re welcome. [YouTube]
Actor/comedian/doctor and all-around Amazian Ken Jeong might be the best dressed photo-bomber of all time. [GQ]
Gawker’s compiled the best memes inspired by the Murdoch Bitch-Slap Hearing. [Gawker]
Wonder how Wendi Murdoch married a billionaire? Wonder no more, as the Beijing Moral Education Center for Women is teaching Chinese ladies the “morals” of marrying rich. Or something like that. [Yahoo!]
Filed under: Beijing Moral Education Center for Women, David Sedaris, GQ, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Jeff Yang, Ken Jeong, Nissan, Nissan LEAF, Rupert Murdoch, U.K. Guardian, Wendi Deng Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, YouTube
What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:
Hyphen’s Bittersweet issue release party is this Friday, June 3rd, at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. It also happens to be the official San Francisco party for Angry Asian Man’s 10th Anniversary. Amazing! [Hyphen]
The Xploration Lab at the Japanese American National Museum engages museum visitors in a variety of exercises and activities designed to educate visitors about the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II. Hurry up and visit, as the lab closes on Sunday, June 12. [JANM]
Our friend Jeff Yang curated MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942 – 1986 – The William F. Wu Collection oat The NYU Fales Library & Special Collections. Wu’s collection “is perhaps the world’s only, and certainly the largest, collection of comic books featuring images of Asians and Asian Americans.” The exhibition is open until August 19, 2011. Read Jeff’s thoughts about working on the exhibition on his blog. [NYU]
Filed under: 1942 - 1986 - The William F. Wu Collection, Comics, DISGRASIAN's Extracurricular Activities, Hyphen Magazine, JANM, Japanese American National Museum, Jeff Yang, MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, NYU, release party, William F. Wu, XLAB, Xploration Lab
Name: Phil Yu, aka Angry Asian Man
Hails from: NoCal
Occupation: Blogger, Community Leader, Full-Time Mensch
Why He’s a Babe: Our friend Phil is on the cover of this month’s KoreAm Journal lookin’ hella hawt. His scruffy good looks aside, however, it’s what Phil reveals in the the accompanying Q & A–conducted by our other pal, Jeff Yang, in what is probably Phil’s most candid interview to date–that explains why everyone crushes on Angry Asian Man. Dude’s a total rock star–we’ve spoken at packed conferences where people line up just to get a whiff of his Angry Asian Man Essence–yet he couldn’t be more humble, self-effacing, and dedicated to his readers, his community, and the things he writes about.
But the KoreAm interview also reveals some bad news for all of us AAM groupies: Continue reading BABEWATCH: Phil Yu, aka Angry Asian Man
Asians And Journalism Go Together Like Ramma Lamma Lamma Ka Dinga Da Dinga Dong [We're Headed To The #AAJA Convention]
Angelenos! Where U at?
The Asian American Journalists Association will host its 21st Annual AAJA National Convention at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles from August 4 to 7. We will have the pleasure of speaking on two panels on Thursday, August 5 as part of the “Diversifying Your Coverage” series with some of our favorite and most esteemed colleagues. Please join us if you can!
“Diversity in the New Media”
11:15AM TO 12:15PM, Los Feliz, 3rd Floor
PRESENTERS: Gil Asakawa (Medianews Group Interactive), Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man), Jocelyn Wang (8Asians), Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen (DISGRASIAN)
The Internet offers a mixed bag of voices, but the success of ethnic outlets is still developing. Experts and experimenters alike gather to talk tips, hurdles and highlights of how to make diversity in new media work for you and your readers.
“A Hyphenated World”
2:30PM TO 3:30PM, Los Feliz, 3rd Floor
PRESENTERS: Jeff Yang (SF Chronicle), Bernice Yeung (Hyphen Magazine), Cynthia Wang (People Magazine), Oliver Wang (CSULB), Kai Ma (KoreAm), Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen (DISGRASIAN)
Journalists, every day, are challenged to report on a diverse and multicultural world. This panel discussion shines a light on some of the stereotypes most prevalent in media today — with a focus on Asian-Americans in Hollywood – and offers insight into covering the subtleties of a world rich in nuances and culture.
Filed under: 21st Annual AAJA National Convention, 8Asians, AAJA, Angelenos, Angry Asian Man, Asian American Journalists Association, Bernice Yeung, Come Hang With Us, Cynthia Wang, Gil Asakawa, Hollywood, Hyphen Magazine, Jeff Yang, Journalasianists, Journalists, Joz Wang, Kai Ma, KoreAm, Los Angeles, Medianews Group Interactive, Oliver Wang, People Magazine, Phil Yu, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, San Francisco Chronicle
The ever-thoughtful Jeff Yang posed an interesting question in his Asian Pop column last week: “Is it really kosher to call Asians the ‘new Jews’?”
[photo via The NY Times]
Jeff’s piece on the Judasian connection focuses on the parallels between the two cultures, particularly when it comes to education, both in how it’s valued and how it’s been an area where both groups have experienced a similar kind of discrimination (in the form of admissions quotas).
He interviews one James Chen, founder of a college guidance firm called Asian Advantage College Consulting, which specifically helps Asian American college applicants work around admissions quotas–that tend to judge Asians as a homogeneous group–by teaching them how to stand out among their ethnic peers.
“Our whole focus is on helping Asian American high school students get into great colleges,” says Chen. “And the biggest thing we have to address is that most of our clients come to us having been steered toward math and science, playing piano and violin, and hoping to become doctors or engineers. That’s what their parents have pushed them towards.”
“We always say: DON’T BE YOURSELF. And by that we mean, break the Asian Robot mold. If they’re young enough, we push them to get away from math clubs and science contests. Choose things that are out of the box for Asian students. Drama. School musicals. Go to Shakespeare Camp. Join the newspaper. And absolutely play a sport!”
So, in other words, there’s a company that caters solely to Asian kids to help them be Continue reading Are Asians The New Jews?
Filed under: Admissions Quotas, Affirmative Action, Asian Pop, Asians and Jews Go Together Like Ramma Lamma Lamma Ka Dinga Da Dinga Dong, Asians the New Jews, College Admissions Quotas, College Applications, Discrimination, Jeff Yang, Jews, Judasians