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Students of Color Conference at University of Michigan Feb. 14-15! Free! [Feb. 1st, 2008|12:52 am]
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[Current Location |Michigan]

Please see info. below. Registration is free and we'll find housing for out-of-towners! Plus, we feed you!



Feburary 15th -16th, 2008
Rackham school of graduate studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This is the premier opportunity for students from all over to present their work, network and build dialogues.

Conference Highlights:


• Faculty Panel and Opening Reception

• Full Breakfast (i.e. not continental) kicks off academic presentations!

• Three concurrent student panels

• Keynote Address by Frank Wu, Dean of Wayne State Law School

REGISTER NOW and make sure to attend the conference of the year:


Click here for a look at the Conference Presentations.

Interested students can contact scor08conf@umich.edu to volunteer.
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Burmese children trafficking [Dec. 30th, 2007|02:12 am]
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Burma's girls are victims of China's one-child policy

No one ever expected it to be the young girls of Burma who would become the unintended victims of the one-child birth control policy in China. But two decades on, children as young as 10 are being trafficked across the border from Burma into China as child brides. They are sold into a future of high uncertainty.

Faced with the prospect of having only one child many Chinese families have insisted on a son. A boy was more useful on the farm, they reckoned. A son was better able to provide for parents when they grew old; daughters in China tended to become part of their husband's family and were traditionally unable to inherit.

Cases of abandonment of girl babies and selective abortion followed. There are now 30 million more men than women in China. Those near the Burmese border have begun to buy girls as young as 10 to become the brides of men old enough to be their fathers or even grandfathers.

"There are millions of men with no chance of marrying," says Andrew Kirkwood, the Burma programme director for Save the Children – one of the three charities supported by the Independent Christmas Appeal. "Brothers sell sisters, fathers sell daughters, across the border. It's hard to determine how much they know about what the fate of the girls will be."

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Desperate Filipinos [Oct. 3rd, 2007|01:05 pm]
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[mood |embarrassedembarrassed]

A few years ago the [insert-ethnicity-here]-strength t-shirts were fairly popular. Take a look at these Filipino strength ones. They depict very muscular warriors ready to go into battle with a bladed weapon. These guys were bad-asses, taking on the Spanish and the US Marines. I believe that when going up against rifle armed infantry, they would tie up their major arteries to allow them to keep fighting when (not if) they got hit. That spirit arguably lived on during WWII as the Filipinos fought against the Japanese.

What would those warriors say if they saw what passes for "Filipino strength" today?

"Can I just check those diplomas because I just want to make sure that they are not from some med school in the Philippines."

That's from a recent episode of Desperate Housewives. It was so hurtful to the delicate Filipino psyche that thousands of them, on the prompting of one guy named Kevin Nadal, demanded a public apology.

A little about Mr. Nadal. During college he was one of the leaders of UCI's Filipino club- Kababayan. Under his leadership the group decided that Filipinos weren't "Asian" and cut off their association with an umbrella group (abbreviated APSA) that was trying to represent all Asian-related interests. His reasoning was that the Filipino's victimization under the Spanish and the Americans gave rise to interests completely different from any other Asian group. He formed his own umbrella group to represent Filipino interests and like lemmings off a cliff, the other Filipino clubs (yes, there were more than one UC Irvine) that were previously associated with APSA moved over. It fractured what little power the Asian community had but no matter - Filipinos weren't Asian anyway. Plus it looked great on a resume.

While Mr. Nadal has gone on to other things, they're all powered by the same victimization mentality that makes those college ethnic political groups relevant. He now has a stage show in which he addresses how Filipinos have been "treated" (read: "discriminated against") in the US during the past century. He also offers consulting services to organizations that want to be more sensitive to issues of race, gender, etc., etc.

Does Mr. Nadal sincerely believe that he's doing good for "the community"? Probably. But it can't be ignored that all of his activities - and their benefits - are fueled by the perception of racism. The more, the better.

And just as activists like Mr. Nadal continue to embrace thin-skinned victimhood, so, too, the sheep of their fold - especially judging by the number of signatures his petition has managed to gather. Is this really the proper way to carry the legacy of "Filipino strength" - by showing just how strongly the community can whine?
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This sounds like a bad idea... [Aug. 19th, 2007|05:48 pm]
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Bruce Lee's iconic 1973 martial arts movie Enter the Dragon is to be remade for a new audience, Hollywood studio Warner Bros has announced.

The film, renamed as Awaken the Dragon, will be about an FBI agent who investigates a Shaolin monk and underground kung fu fight clubs.

The remake will be written and directed by Kurt Sutter, who also produces the US hit police drama The Shield.

Warner Bros has yet to reveal who will be cast in the lead role.
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Thai Art Introduction [Jun. 12th, 2007|12:56 am]
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perhaps you'll find article useful of any kind
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pictures of Chinese Footbinding [May. 7th, 2007|03:13 am]
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J-tv ranking show [Apr. 12th, 2007|10:52 am]
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 Japanese ranking  foreign fatties 

top 3
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"Asian paper's 'I Hate Blacks' column assailed" [Feb. 26th, 2007|11:16 pm]
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A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as "The Voice of Asian America" is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday titled "Why I Hate Blacks."

In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor Kenneth Eng listed "reasons" to discriminate against African Americans. The piece has been pulled from the newspaper's Web site, but the print edition of the free paper, owned by the politically influential Fang family, was still available in news racks Monday.

Eng called himself an "Asian supremacist" in January in another installment of the column, which runs under the label "God of the Universe."

Prominent Asian Americans immediately condemned Eng's current column.


Eng's "reasons" for hating black people include:

-- "Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us."

-- "Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years."

-- "Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians."


Dang, I kinda wanna read the piece, if only to see how big a douche this guy is.

Seriously though, I did see a lot of Black folks going to see "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle."

(Ok, that wasn't serious either.)
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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2007|02:38 pm]
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So, this has kind of been bugging me for about a week now, and I joined this community just to ask this question (I don't really know why I picked this particular comm, except for maybe its overt hostility reminds me of my mother)...

Do any of you people watch that Heroes show? I will admit, I've never seen a whole episode, but when I have seen parts of it, I've been pissed off by that Japanese character, Hiro (HAHA OMG HOW CLEVER). I guess he's like the most popular character, but the few times I've seen him, ALL I can think is that he's possibly one of the most annoying portrayals of the Asian male I've seen in a while. He just seems ridiculously stereotyped... the sexless, goofy nerd. I actually saw him do that Mr. Spock hand thing. (But that show does have a hot Indian guy on it. Maybe they can only have one hot Asian male character at a time?)

So, my question? Well, I guess I want to know if this character is as horrible as I think he is. Since I haven't really watched this show, it's possible that I'm pre-judging it and maybe he ACTUALLY is a well-rounded character. Because right now, in my mind, he's only a few steps away from Long Duk Dong, who is only 2 steps away from Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most cringe-worthy media portrayal of an Asian man.

Anyways... If you tell me that he's not so bad, I guess I'll believe you. And if you tell me he really is as bad as I think, well... at least that gives me something to bitch about in self-righteous indignation.
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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2007|11:44 pm]
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I just bought tickets to Hong Kong! =D
I'm part Chinese, by blood although not by culture.

I have family there that I've never met.

I don't know anything about Hong Kong.
...so tell me something?
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