• ‘We’re not taught to speak out’: Asian Americans find their voice amid rise in hate

    Natty Jumreornvong was outside Mount Sinai hospital on the Upper East Side of New York around 11am one morning in February when a man approached her. “Chinese virus,” he spat out. She told him she was a medical student and tried to walk away, but he followed her, kicked her knee and dragged her across […]

    Date: Apr 12, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Too Chinese for the US, too American for China. Where can Asian Americans like me call home?

    Last summer, a Chinese man approached me on a crowded Beijing street and asked me in Mandarin if I was Chinese American. It seemed innocent enough, as I was speaking English with expat friends. But after I nodded, he switched to English and bellowed “go back to where you f**king came from”. These stinging words […]

    Date: Apr 12, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Hideki Matsuyama is Japanese but his victory matters for Asian Americans

    And with that, Hideki Matsuyama is the first male Japanese player ever to win a golf major. Quite interesting timing, particularly as anti-Asian hate crimes in the US have risen 150% over the past year, spurred on by conspiracy theories – spread by those in power – about the origins of Covid-19. The hashtag ‘Stop Asian Hate’ surged more than […]

    Date: Apr 12, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Jay Leno and why Asian jokes have gotten a pass for so long

    A wave of violent attacks against Asian American and Pacific Islanders has triggered a national reckoning in recent months that’s now finding its way to the world of professional comedy. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno issued an apology last month for decades of making racist jokes about Asians, a majority of which revolved around the derogatory […]

    Date: Apr 06, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

    When Mike Park first heard about the recent shootings in Atlanta, he felt angry and afraid. But almost immediately, he had another thought. “We can’t just sit back,” he said. “We can’t sit in our little enclave anymore.” Born in South Carolina to Korean immigrants, Mr. Park grew up wanting to escape his Asian identity. […]

    Date: Apr 06, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Asian Americans Are Ready for a Hero

    Picture an athlete. Now a movie star. And now a politician. You probably pictured a White man. Or a Black or Latino person. I’m guessing you didn’t picture an Asian American. I know I usually don’t. And I’m an Asian-American television writer who thinks up imaginary people for a living. We Asian Americans don’t have […]

    Date: Mar 30, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The Best Books About Asian American Identity, According to Experts

    While the first major wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the U.S. in the 1850s, Andrew Hsiao, senior editor at Verso Books, says that “Asian American was an invention of the 1970s.” He goes on to explain that “the generation of young activists in the late ’60s and ’70s who came up with the pan-Asian political […]

    Date: Mar 30, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Alexi McCammond’s dismissal isn’t the end of this story

    Sung Hee and I were walking home from school together, trying to put on a brave face in front of our grade school tormentors. “Rocky,” they shouted at me making monkey noises. “Ching, chong, chink,” they mocked my friend. Rocky was an ornery, ancient gorilla who lived in the zoo across the street from the […]

    Date: Mar 30, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • ‘Is This Patriot Enough?’: Asian-American Veteran Reveals Scars as He Calls Out Bias

    As town meetings go, the discussion was fairly routine, meandering from what Memorial Day celebrations might look like in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, to a federal grant application for bulletproof vests for police officers. But when the time came for the trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio, to deliver personal remarks at […]

    Date: Mar 30, 2021 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0