Racist Love in 2018: My Experiences with Asian American Activism

(10 min read time)   It all began with an Asian American Fiction class. A young Korean American college student, I eagerly awaited my first-ever Asian American Studies course. Class-required readings included very representative and completely unproblematic Asian American classics such as Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.…

As An Asian American Man

(7 min read) By Albert Joon-Ho Hur ProAsian Voice launched the #AsianLove campaign to normalize Asians loving ourselves and each other on an international stage. Its success shows that internalized racism is going out of style. But as we make progress, those who resist it start feeling anxious. I heard today that Celeste Ng, who said…

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#AsianLove Campaign

(2 min read) Calling all Asians! Let's celebrate ourselves and each other. In Western media, Asians have poor representation, if any at all. We are often used as background characters, stuck playing the sidekick, or shown as submissive partners for white people. But instead of waiting to see ourselves in Hollywood, why not represent ourselves?…

Asian Affairs Episode 5: Holding Anti-Asian Racists Accountable

By Preston Wong and Kasie Lee Preston and special guest Kasie discuss the ongoing Matthew de Starkey scandal, including the reactions by netizens, the cover-up and concealment by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, as well as next steps for the Asian American community moving forward. Anchor.fm

Matthew De Starkey, Words That Still Wound, And The Case For Being Vocal About Racism Against Asian Males

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater instructor, Matthew De Starkey, tweeted a photo of himself posing as a Chinese coolie: squinty eyes, a makeshift straw hat (wooden bowl), with hands pressed in mock prayer. The caption read, "When your crush says she only dates Asians." Following backlash from the Asian community, he…

JTTW Episode 18: Why Asian Woman Are Silent in Online Spaces

By Sen Tien We've come to notice when it comes to talking about racism, there aren't many Asian women who are willing to speak out or condemn such things publicly. We talk about why this happens and rant about some issues of how we exist in the online space and how difficult for women to…