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  • 21 and Over: Making Jokes and Breaking Stereotypes   1 year 6 weeks ago

    Perhaps Harold and Kumar paved the way for this. Remember, the creators of 21 and Over also created the Ken Jeong character in "The Hangover". I certainly found Mr. Jeong very funny. although I suppose you could argue that character was both an Asian and a gay stereotype.

  • 21 and Over: Making Jokes and Breaking Stereotypes   1 year 6 weeks ago

    Are you sure this is good? It only has a 29% rating on Tomatometer and there are a lot of reviewers calling it racist and sexist. I'm thinking of going to see this with my date (we're both Chinese). But after reading the Rotten Tomatoes reviews, I'm thinking it's too risky and might offend her.

  • 21 and Over: Making Jokes and Breaking Stereotypes   1 year 6 weeks ago

    "By portraying him the way they have, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have begun an irreversible process -- one in which viewers can realize that the Asian American experience is not uniform. That we are not all geniuses, that we are not all immigrants, and that we suffer and flunk and fail like everyone else."

    Irreversible? You give Hollywood too much credit. Have you seen the trailers for Olympus Has Fallen?

  • Book Giveaway: Matthew Salesses' 'I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying'   1 year 6 weeks ago

    It's an old one, but thought I would give it a shot. "Me: Did it hurt much? Them: Hurt much? Me: When you fell from heaven?" It never worked. LOL

  • Workers Sue Local Salon Chain for Labor Violations   1 year 6 weeks ago

    I have been to Natalie Salon for many years and happened to get to know the owners well. They were immigrants themselves but they work hard and always strive to do their best for their employees. The employees love to work at their shop. However, a few of them turned their back against the owner due to jealousy. These few individuals also stole customers from the Salon and started a new nail shop across from Natalie Salon in Redwood City.

  • Purely Peggy   1 year 7 weeks ago

    Great article and absolutely beautiful portraits. Fantastic piece!

  • The Science of Racism: Radiolab's Treatment of Hmong Experience   1 year 7 weeks ago

    I have listened to the story and the interviewee (Kalia Yang) respond but there is one question still unanswered for me and that is why the story had been aired by Radiolab and what was their goal and did they achieve it or not ?

  • Competing Narratives: Choosing the Tiger in Life of Pi   1 year 7 weeks ago

    INSPIRED????? He stole the story from the brazilian author. Very clear!

  • Does Childish Gambino Have an Asian Problem?   1 year 7 weeks ago

    LOL. No offense, but you're taking this way too seriously. If you did any sort of research on what some of these lyrics are, you'd have a different perspective.

    And before you get your panties in a twist, I'm an asian woman. Frankly, none of this matters.

  • David Phan's Suicide Sparks Grief, Anger and Call for Justice   1 year 7 weeks ago

    Thank you Jeannie for taking the time to read it.  I hope it was/will be useful for your work and for your own healing process.

  • David Phan's Suicide Sparks Grief, Anger and Call for Justice   1 year 7 weeks ago

    Thank you for taking the time to read it and for your words.  We definitely need more Asian American psychologists like you doing good work.

  • Book Giveaway: Matthew Salesses' 'I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying'   1 year 7 weeks ago

    "Hey, how much does a polar bear weigh?"
    "I dunno?"
    "Enough to break the ice! Can I get ya number?!"

  • Book Giveaway: Matthew Salesses' 'I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying'   1 year 7 weeks ago

    at a bar in sf: "do you have a slanted vagina?

  • Book Giveaway: Matthew Salesses' 'I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying'   1 year 7 weeks ago

    I was at a dance club in SF when I was approached by 2 white guys (I'm Asian American) -- one of them said, in a fake Russian accent, "Excuse please, we are Russian sailor and see many beautiful women in Chinatown, you come drink with us?" I did not go drink with them.

  • Book Giveaway: Matthew Salesses' 'I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying'   1 year 7 weeks ago

    "You're the tallest woman I've ever met! Are you must as tall laying down?" said with a leer...

  • Book Giveaway: Matthew Salesses' 'I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying'   1 year 7 weeks ago

    "You look just like my ex-girlfriend." This was actually also the very first thing she said to me. O_o

  • The Science of Racism: Radiolab's Treatment of Hmong Experience   1 year 8 weeks ago

    WRONG NAME: Jad Abumrad is the name of the co-host of Radiolab ... not Pat. This entire column uses the wrong name! She never once learned the real name of the person she was so mad at? Surely Jad signed his emails and spoke his name to her and her uncle at some point in all of this. Can we get that corrected in this post? Thank you.

  • Nadia Hussain   1 year 8 weeks ago

    Hi .. I am really amazed by determination, courage .. which took our forefathers to come this in such an early period ... I am really interested in details historic perspective ...

    BR//
    Abdullah Al Mahmud
    203 361 7554

  • Immigration Reform: Less Luck, More Sense   1 year 9 weeks ago

    "Strong border protection is important, but it should not become a cumbersome precondition, because this risks further delays and legal ambiguity."
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    It is because border enforcement wasn't considered important we have the current problem.
    .
    No reform will work unless border enforcement becomes the priority. If Americans are expected to follow the law, so should those who come into this country not born here.
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    We should also have aggressive enforcement by ICE to remove any illegals who sneak in once the law is passed.

  • Bruce Lee Porn Parody Star Keni Styles Breaks Asian Male Stereotypes   1 year 9 weeks ago

    White female here. No disrespect to Bruce Lee but anything that shows more Asian males in the adult movie industry...and not doing gay male sex..is fine with me. I love Asian men, This has always been my sexual preference and it's about f*ing time these men were acknowledged as sexual beings

  • The Understudy   1 year 9 weeks ago

    Is this being turned into a movie?

  • Lost and Found: The Legacy of the Bangladeshi Sons of New York   1 year 10 weeks ago

    What you point out is true, but the clarification had already been made in the article, in the line "The men who came from present day Bangladesh (then the East Bengal region of the British Raj"." These men were mostly Muslim men from the region of East Bengal, from villages such as Syhlet and Noakhali, which are in current day Bangladesh. ibrahim Chowdry himself lived to see Bangladesh become a nation in 1971 and considered himself Bangladeshi, as did his fellow community members who lived to see the establishment of the state of Bangladesh. Due to these facts, and the self identification of the men in question, they are referenced as "Bangladeshi".

  • Medical Malpractice?   1 year 10 weeks ago

    I am a clinical research nurse, Filipina and a victim of retaliation, bullying and nitpicking in the workplace. I recently graduated from my MSN degree in one of the accredited American Universities with a GPA of 3.75. I had this for almost seven years and consistently a recipient of bonus awards for good performance annually. One day, I was told I have problems with my grammar after I reported a verbally abusive doctor. I raise this issue with EAP and the Ombudsman but no one would acknowledge that "the Elephant is in the room" and so nothing good came out of it and instead, I suffered the backlash. We do not have a nurses union in my workplace. I was left on my own and in a very vulnerable position. I eventually left the job because the stress affected my health.

  • K-PoP: The Mix Tape Commandments (Retro 90’s/Valentine’s Day edition)   1 year 10 weeks ago
    ... this wisdom will not be lost to the ages.
  • David Phan's Suicide Sparks Grief, Anger and Call for Justice   1 year 10 weeks ago

    As a mother, my heart breaks for David and his family. And as a psychologist, I hear similar stories of bullying for any number of reasons all too often. If anything good comes out of this tragedy, hopefully it will be that Asian American communities will come together and be more open to speaking about issues traditionally considered to be taboo such as depression, suicide, sexuality, and childhood trauma. Articles such as yours can be a beginning in this dialogue - thank you for writing it!

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