A True American Revolutionary: Rest in Power, Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)

Grace Lee Boggs — revered civil rights activist and scholar and Asian American feminist hero — passed away this morning. She was 100. Founder of the Boggs Center and co-founder of Detroit Summer, Boggs lived a life dedicated to activism and social justice, with her efforts focused in particular on inner city...more

Dr. Ken Treats Asian American Viewers With a Nostalgic Take on the Family Sitcom

Ken Jeong and Suzy Nakamura in a scene from the pilot episode of ABC’s “Dr. Ken”. (Screen Capture via ABC/Disney Press) This evening, the Asian American community ventures into uncharted territory ....more

New Website Aims to Create Comprehensive Database of anti-Asian Media Stereotypes, But…

Actress Reshma Shetty plays Divya Katare in USA’s “Royal Pains”. (Photo credit: Williams & Hirakawa/USA Network) Negative, oftentimes racist, portrayals of Asian Americans have persisted in Western media for over a century. When we are not entirely absent from media representation, we appear mostly in exaggerated and stereotyped form: rodent-like subhumans; alien threats; hypersexualized objects of desire; buffoonish clowns; socially maladjusted nerds; martial artists; criminal gangsters ....more

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood as an Asian American Woman

The efforts to defund Planned Parenthood aren't just misguided, they unfairly target women of color....more

Why We Must Stand With Planned Parenthood, Today and Every Day | #StandWithPP

I wore a lot of pink and stood on a street corner and chanted for an hour today. (Photo credit: Jenn / Reappropriate) Women need, and deserve, unfettered access to high quality healthcare, including preventative, contraceptive and pre-natal care....more

A Starry Night and a Smartphone Screen: When We Won’t Just Put Down the Phone, and Look

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. Last night, a beautiful blood-red lunar eclipse happened to coincide...more

Suspect Arrested in Brutal Beating of 83-year-old Man in Santa Ana

Screen capture from the surveillance footage of the Friday morning assault released to the public by Santa Ana police. (Photo credit: KTLA) Earlier in the week, police released surveillance video of the brutal...more

Race is No Just Cause: The US Government’s Racist Profiling of Asian Americans

Photo credit: Mark Makela/The New York Times Earlier this week, I gave a standing-room only talk at Yale about the Asian American Model Minority Myth, wherein I talked about the Myth’s anti-Black underpinnings and its dehumanizing obfuscation of the struggles (and...more

Office of Civil Rights: No Evidence of Anti-Asian Discrimination in Princeton Admissions

Nassau Hall, oldest building on Princeton campus, 1754, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has concluded an investigation into admissions practices at Princeton University. The Office reports that it has found no evidence ...more