Why Pronouncing Names Matters Ever been in a situation where you’re unsure how to say a co-worker’s name? It happens. So, you might’ve asked, “Can I just call you something easier, like X?” Seems harmless, right? But here’s the thing: by suggesting a different name, you unintentionally put your comfort before theirs. It’s not about […]

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5 Simple things you can do to be Asian Inclusive after the Lunar New Year Mass Murderers With the lack of representation on screen, when Asians see other Asian faces on the screen (TV) its rare and notable, so……. when we see Asians being stabbed or murdered, we see Asians that look like our relatives. […]

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Yellow Fever, or the fetishization of Asian women, is seen regularly today and is backed up by a long history. Where did it come from, how is it perpetuated and what are the real life consequences of it playing out for Asian women in the western world?

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After the Atlanta Spa Shootings of Asian Americans The Check-In These are two Asian comedians who are talking to Asian musician. They are discussing their reactions to the Atlanta Spa Shootings in Georgia. This is important to listen to and hear their different perspectives. If you listen to the whole video, you can get a […]

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History of Whitewashed Hollywood Big Picture Film Club

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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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