(15 min read) By Albert Hur Today, on this most auspicious of days, families will come together all across the country to celebrate Independence Day. In backyards and rooftops and patios everywhere, friends and lovers will gather around a grill, throw on patties or spare ribs or kalbi, and celebrate with fireworks the day that…
(12 min read) What is white sexual imperialism? What does it have to do with Asian women, and what does it have to with Asian men? This is a weighty and sensitive topic, but it is critical to discuss with proper context. This concept developed from the imperialistic nature of the Western political, military, and…
By Paget Kagy and Albert Hur Al and Paget tackle one of the most contentious issues among Asian Am today: the Asian Female White Male relationship: Why and when it's problematic, and how to bridge the divide.
By Sen Tien J and Vi welcome Yun in this episode to talk about her experience as a 1.5 generation Asian-American and compare and contrast the divide with the 2nd generation. https://youtu.be/n0NdCXPk_OE
By Paget Kagy and Albert Hur Al and Paget have an important discussion on Asian American history that has been lost to many.
By Sen Tien Today we discuss the cultural importance and the racialized nature of food for Asian diaspora. We also cover the show Ugly Delicious, a Netflix original food show. It demonstrates past, present and future presence of Asian American cuisines and the relationships we build around food. https://youtu.be/MCJzdPrdpi8
By Sen Tien There are many misconceptions surrounding Asian Beauty. We talk about shade-ism, why being pale isn't necessarily a white beauty standard, the "evil" China debate regarding the animal testing debate and the rise of K-beauty. https://youtu.be/_cD0vKlQ6ls
By Sen Tien March is International Women's History Month and International Women's Day is March 8. We talk about who we consider our role models, the lack of Asian Women in mainstream feminist spaces, teaching ourselves our own histories, and seeking out people to support. https://youtu.be/Q9uVq1_QREg
By Albert Hur and Teen Al talks to Teen about Asian wokeness, identity, and political will, and what differentiates the three from each other.
By Albert Hur and Teen Jong, Tang, Al, and Teen debate Frank Chin and Jeffrey Paul Chan's seminal essay, "Racist Love," and its relevance in Trump's America. The essay can be found here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~hist32/Hist33/chin%20Racist%20Love.pdf. We also plug Frank Chin's "lost novel," edited for publication by Calvin McMillin and available here: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9342-9780824838928.aspx. This was one of…