Archive for September, 2019

Video surfaces of new ‘SNL’ cast member using Asian slur on same day show casts Asian American

Posted on September 12th, 2019 by imprentacomm

A video of newly cast “Saturday Night Live” member Shane Gillis making racial and homophobic jokes surfaced online Thursday, the same day the show was lauded for┬ácasting its first openly gay Asian American comedian. A Twitter user named Seth Simons shared a clip of a video, taken from a now-deleted YouTube post from September 2018 […]

Democrats ignore Asian American and Pacific Islander voters at their peril

Posted on September 10th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have struggled to achieve national visibility as a political population for many decades. Now the AAPI population stands at around 5 percent and is achieving increasing visibility. Will the 2020 election finally be the moment when presidential candidates and other national political figures put AAPIs into the foreground?  In the past, […]