The last 10 years have seen unprecedented growth of ethnic media in the United States. Media serving the country’s immigrant and minority communities may be the new mainstream of American journalism, but many of the stories they cover still fly under the radar. Editors and publishers of ethnic media weighed in with their picks of what they felt were the most underreported stories of the decade.
I did not want to attend Group Therapy, strongly averse to the idea of sharing personal information (even if strategically fictionalized) with the shufflers and hunchers, the lounging men of sudden hellos.
Ask a Model Minority Suicide
December 30, 2010 - 3:47am
In Whirlwind Wonderland, Rina Ayuyang depicts herself as a dutiful daughter and doodling daydreamer. Beautifully illustrated in styles as varied as the topics of her stories, her debut graphic novel is a charming assortment of meditations on family, culture, and city living.
Just for kicks, and because I like fluff pieces sometimes, we Hyphen staffers put together a list of BEST GIFTS EVAR that we received from our parents.
The idea came about a few weeks ago, when the Bay Area weather began hitting the upper 50s, and I began thinking about wearing socks again. While I was perusing my sock collection, I realized that at least half of my socks are from my mom. Is this an Asian thing or just a mom thing, or an Asian mom thing? Stocking stuffer takes on new meaning.
There is a breakfast call at around 7 a.m., but I ask my roommate for the time and decline the meal, telling the staff that I don’t eat breakfast. By 8 a.m. I am up though, because it counts against you to sleep the day away. There are activities, and a patient's attendance or absence is recorded.
Ask a Model Minority Suicide
December 23, 2010 - 12:15pm
There's a campaign to get CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to pardon Eddy Zheng, a Chinese American community leader and former inmate at San Quentin, before the next governor takes over in January. The hope is to prevent Zheng's deportation to China.
When I was in grad school, one of our journalism instructors told us that we were not, under any circumstance, to begin a story with “Who hasn’t…?” as this invites the reader to say, “Well, no, actually, I haven’t grown a giant carnivorous plant that developed a taste for roast turkey but ended up munching on the family dog. So this story must not pertain to me.” Then you lose the reader, lose your job, lose your house, lose your dog in a freak flesh-eating plant accident, etc. It’s all very dreary.
Slim pickins for events this week, as it's the holidaze and folks are likely otherwise occupied with exercising their Holiday Spirit (eatin', shoppin', boozin', etc). Keeping in mind these revered traditions, Hyphenite will be off next week, and I will be dispensing an extra pour of rum into the ol' nog. Happy Festivus and see you in the new year!
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