California Film Tax Credit Bill

(1 min read) Call to Action: The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus in California has worked to pass a bill (Senate Bill No. 871 Chapter 54) that aims to decrease whitewashing historically rampant in Hollywood. Roles and characters specifically meant for Asian Americans are often re-cast and given to white actors. Recent examples of this are…

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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…

Happy Birthday, America!

(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…