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Search for ‘truth’ results in Radiolab apology | Current.org

Search for ‘truth’ results in Radiolab apology | Current.org | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
RT @jedibunny: "lack of diversity on Radiolab’s staff may have played a role in its perceived insensitivity toward the Hmong people." http://t.co/ekRbZLFQ...
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Asian-Americans Are the New Kings Of the Internet - PolicyMic

Asian-Americans Are the New Kings Of the Internet - PolicyMic | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Asian-Americans Are the New Kings Of the Internet
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Higa is one of many Asian-Americans who have taken the internet by storm, a phenomenon which Whitney Pipkin recently described at Asian Fortune News.
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Asian Americans remain the least represented of all ethnic groups, so"The internet has offered Asian-Americans, particularly those interested in pursuing a career in entertainment, more exposure than the film and television industry ever have or will."

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EVEN THE RIVERS: Educating a multicultural South Korea

A film about how South Korea's multi-ethnic baby boom is changing classrooms and challenging perceptions of who is Korean.
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Asian-Americans To Evangelicals: We're Not Your Punch Line

Asian-Americans To Evangelicals: We're Not Your Punch Line | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Pastor Rick Warren's Facebook post became a portal to a painful, necessary discussion.
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Why Koreatown Is L.A.'s Hottest Neighborhood

Why Koreatown Is L.A.'s Hottest Neighborhood | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Five tastemakers give their picks for where to eat, shop, and party in L.A.'s Koreatown—including a guide to the best barbecue at Park's, and the best coffeehouse, karaoke, and spa in the Los Angeles neighborhood.
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You bet it's my favorite neighborhood! I'm with Roy Choi on Koreatown Plaza.

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Half of Asian American students in city middle and high schools have been bullied, new survey reveals 

Half of Asian American students in city middle and high schools have been bullied, new survey reveals  | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
The “snapshot” study of more than 160 Asian American public school students by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Sikh Coalition was released Thursday.
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It's not okay for any kids to be bullied, but I am especially concerned with the casual racism toward Asians that society seems to find acceptable.

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California sculptor Ruth Asawa dies

California sculptor Ruth Asawa dies | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Ruth Asawa, one of California's most admired sculptors and the first Asian American woman in the nation to achieve recognition in a male-dominated discipline, died Monday night of natural causes at her home in San Francisco.
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Korea’s Web community roiled by shocking video of Western men tormenting a local woman

Korea’s Web community roiled by shocking video of Western men tormenting a local woman | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Only 78 seconds long, it manages to hit on some of the country's most sensitive issues regarding. gender and race.
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Asian Americans Say Other US Parents Are Way Too Soft - Business Insider

Asian Americans Say Other US Parents Are Way Too Soft - Business Insider | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
U.S. Asians think American parents do not put enough pressure on their kids, according to Pew Social Trends.
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But Korean Americans are most likely to say that parents put too much pressure on their kids.

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Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S. - COLORLINES

Census: Asians Are the Fastest Growing Racial Group in the U.S.  - COLORLINES | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
The Asians are coming.
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The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession

The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Inspired by pop stars and encouraged by culture that equates success with physical beauty, the "self-racism subtext" of buying an ideal Korean face
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Crazy, Stupid, Korean Love: On David Choe, Han, and “Unmarriageable” Koreans

Crazy, Stupid, Korean Love: On David Choe, Han, and “Unmarriageable” Koreans | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it

"Let's hope neither half of this Asian couple is Korean. Just kidding, y'all."

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Now if only my last name wasn't "han." Hmmm....

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Asian-American fraternity under fire for blackface video - 89.3 KPCC

Asian-American fraternity under fire for blackface video - 89.3 KPCC | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it

"The University of California, Irvine, is looking into a video produced by the Asian-American fraternity Lambda Theta Delta that features one of its performers in blackface."

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Proof that belonging to one oppressed minority group doesn't make any individuals immune from doing stupid, racially-insensitive things to members of other groups. What IS heartening is the outpouring of criticism from the Asian American community.

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Miss Korea Hopefuls’ Similar Looks Spark Online Frenzy

Photo via the Marmot’s Hole It’s well known that plastic surgery in Korea is a booming industry. Considering population size, the beauty-obsessed nation goes under the knife more than any other.
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Asian Americans are the most prolific spenders in US, survey shows - Los Angeles Times

Asian Americans are the most prolific spenders in US, survey shows - Los Angeles Times | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Asian Americans are the most prolific spenders in US, survey shows
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Asian American households, on average, boast incomes of $100,000 or more -- earning more than general U.S.
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This does not surprise me, given the importance placed on face-adding status symbols (and the incomes to afford them).

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Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism - COLORLINES

Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism - COLORLINES | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Yeah, it’s ugly.

Via Kelli McLoud Schingen
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I guess this is why we do the work we do, but this one hurts.

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Kelli McLoud Schingen's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:00 PM

Celebrities are not protected from racist vitriol! 

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"We Love You Long Time" Billboard in Portland's Chinatown

"We Love You Long Time" Billboard in Portland's Chinatown | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
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Not impressed.

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An Open Letter from the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

An Open Letter from the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
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I'm not an Evangelical Christian, but the concerns listed here demonstrate the ways in which many of our institutions - not just political but also religious, are behind the times (and lacking in sufficient openness to self-criticism and reform) when it comes to the way that we portray and interact with racial and ethnic groups.

 

"Over the past decade, Christian evangelicalism has been the source of repeated and offensive racial stereotyping, and Asian Americans have been inordinately affected. From VBS curriculum, to youth skits, to general Christian trade books, Asians have been caricatured, mocked, or otherwise treated as foreigners outside the typical accepted realm of white evangelicalism." Not good.

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'22 Lewd Chinese Women' and Other Courtroom Dramas

'22 Lewd Chinese Women' and Other Courtroom Dramas | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
A U.S. circuit judge brings historic Asian-American trials back to life
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Man files excessive force lawsuit over Alabama traffic stop

Man files excessive force lawsuit over Alabama traffic stop | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it

"Police take Lee to the ground and someone on the audio is heard saying "let's tase the mother (expletive)," according to the lawsuit."

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Dueling Stereotypes: Bad Asian Drivers, Good At Everything : NPR

Dueling Stereotypes: Bad Asian Drivers, Good At Everything : NPR | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
After a horrific plane crash that killed two and injured many, some folks began blaming the accident on an old stereotype of Asians: that they're bad drivers.
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South Korean baseman calls African-American pitcher 'too black' - GlobalPost (blog)

South Korean baseman calls African-American pitcher 'too black' - GlobalPost (blog) | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it

"The remarks triggered an outcry from South Korean fans. Kim has since apologized to Youman — who he called "a great player" — and insisted his words were taken out of context."

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It's Hip to be Asian in the US - Voice of America

It's Hip to be Asian in the US - Voice of America | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it

Do you know the boba generation?

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I've seen this even from my vantage point as a spouse marrying into Korean American culture. The increased pride held by my husband and friends in their identities is astounding if you consider how different it is from the stereotypes of previous eras.

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1 in 3 South Koreans Racially Intolerant, Survey Shows

1 in 3 South Koreans Racially Intolerant, Survey Shows | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
Recently compiled data finds the South Korea is a more racially intolerant nation in comparison to its neighboring countries, Japan and China, which runs contrary to the profile of prosperous nations.
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Seems to fit the extreme in-group/outgroup mentality and "blood" view of culture. Also reminds me of my MIL freaking out that my Korean American husband would "look like a black man" as he became tan one summer.

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Traditional Korean Baby Carrier Gaining Popularity Abroad

Traditional Korean Baby Carrier Gaining Popularity Abroad | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
South Korea’s trade promotion agency KOTRA recently published a report saying that the podaegi, a traditional Korean baby sling, has become one of the hottest items being sold in the United Kingdom this year.
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Yup! This is how my mother-in-law carried my husband when he was a baby.

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GM pulls ad because of its 'ching-ching, chop suey' lyrics - Wheels.ca

GM pulls ad because of its 'ching-ching, chop suey' lyrics - Wheels.ca | Sonoran Hanbok | Scoop.it
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