26 Governors issue a Joint Statement on the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Now, I don’t know what the joint statement will trigger in reality, but I am pleased that is 26 more people in leadership positions who even thought about it. It would be great to follow up and see if there is action behind […]

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What if people made an effort like director Michael Pearce to diversity their cast, staff, partners, etc? It can be done and can make huge difference to the community that is represented. If I see positive movement forward anywhere, it is Hollywood. This was is on Amazon.

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N95 Respirator Peter Tsai PhD, Taiwanese & American materials scientist (1952- ) When material scientist Peter Tsai PhD invented the N95 respirator in the 1990s, it was originally intended for industrial use. Working in construction, mining, and automotive maintenance had all sorts of occupational health and safety hazards because of the high exposure to nanoparticles in construction materials or coal […]

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The label aspires to unify a wide range of communities with common cause and shared experiences. But many feel it flattens and erases entire cultures. This is a thorough explanation on how grouping the 23 million Asians ad 50 ethnic groups into box is a problem. I think many of us think of Asians… (well, […]

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September 18, 2021 Show Notes and Table of Contents https://youtu.be/ntBZI0HLV6Y 0:00 Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. Suni also runs the Equity and Social Justice Community. 01:22 Kevin Henry https://www.kevinphenry.com/ Our society is experiencing rapid social changes and we are seeing disturbing displays of racism and hate that indicate significant issues need to […]

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I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority: Redefining What it Means to Be API in the Entertainment Industry Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, we believe that it is imperative that we investigate our cultural messaging surrounding marginalized groups.  We carry out a content analysis of 100 films — the 10 top-grossing domestic […]

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A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday, a rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber. The vote was 94-to-one, with Republican Sen. Josh Hawley the only no vote. “I cannot tell you how important this bill is […]

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Peter Westacott speaks about the portrayals (or lack thereof) of Asians in the media. Speaking from a psychological perspective, Peter Westacott discusses the consequences of whitewashing and stereotypes and implores for more dynamic, empowering, versatile roles for Asians in media. Peter Westacott is a senior psychology and sociology major at Ithaca College. He is involved […]

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