Hollywood’s “Strange” Erasure of Asian Characters | #AStrangeWhitewashing

Marvel’s Ancient One A mere week after I wrote a post swearing off of sharing fan news, the fandom insidiously pulled me back in. This week, rumours began circulating that Tilda Swinton was in casting negotiations for Marvel’s upcoming...more

Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, and how the GOP will fail in their courtship of the AAPI vote

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina It should come as no surprise that...more

Cops: Toddler Disfigured By Grenade in “No-Knock” Raid a “Criminal”, To Blame For His Injuries | #JusticeForBouBou

Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh. (Photo credit: Phonesavanh family) (H/T @boygainvillea) Last year, nineteen month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was sleeping peacefully in his playpen in Habersham County, Georgia. The Phonesavanh family had recently moved to Georgia from Janesville, Wisconsin after their home had been destroyed in a fire, and the family — including the four young Phonesavanh children — were temporarily living in a converted guestroom of the house owned by...more

I Want Off This Culture of Hype

Last week, I saw...more

Asian American Student Suicide Rate at MIT is Quadruple the National Average

Elizabeth Shin, ’02, who died on April 14, 2000 in her MIT dorm room. Shin struggled with depression and had reportedly attempted suicide previously. Her death in 2000 was initially ruled a suicide, but her family later agreed that it may have been accidental as a condition of a wrongful death lawsuit settlement against the school ....more

Espenshade: Data are not Proof of anti-Asian Discrimination | #Edu4All

Thomas Espenshade Since the publication in 2009 of his influential study (with co-author Alexandria Walton Radford) on admission patterns in the country’s elite private universities (“No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal”), Princeton researcher Thomas J. Espenshade’s data have been an oft-cited resource for the anti-affirmative action Right. In his study, Espenshade compiled GPA and SAT test scores for selective private institutions of higher education, and compared them to admission rates by race ....more

Duke University Prof Makes Online Tirade Against “the Blacks” and “the Asians”

Duke University’s Professor Jerry Hough. Duke University political science professor Jerry F. Hough...more

Asian American US Civil Rights Commissioners Issue Statement on Harvard Affirmative Action Complaint | #Edu4All

Today, a group of between 40 and 50 Asian American organizations will hold two coordinated press conferences...more