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Doug Bennett: The MVP of Hospitality

Doug Bennett: The MVP of Hospitality As a Humanitarian Award Winner, I received an invitation from Louisville Tourism for a…...more


Can I call you “X”?

What’s in a name? More than you think.
Have you ever said, can I call you “X” instead of the person’s give name? Has a person with a non-Anglo name offered you an anglicized nickname for your comfort?

Let’s understand the impact of respecting others by saying their names correctly.

I have done this and I have even avoided using their name. Do you know why this is harmful? Recently, I interviewed AANHPI teenager women and heard how dismissive and hurtful it is, particularly when a teacher can’t make an effort to say their name correctly.

Proctor and Gamble have a campaign to address this simple solution with awareness.

Everyone has a name — and from birth through a lifetime of introductions, it becomes the cornerstone of our identity. For many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), their given names carry an even deeper history and significance. But bias, indifference, and unintentional mistakes can lead to misidentification and mispronunciation. This film hopes to elevate the importance of a name, and how meaningful gestures — like pronunciation and understanding its meaning — can create a greater sense of belonging for us all. Join us in celebrating AAPI names, together, and opening the door to belonging.”

Visit the website for “The Name” at: Teach the world your name with our phonetic spelling tool: #OurNamesBelong


5 Simple things you can do to be Asian Inclusive after the Lunar New Year Mass Murderers

5 Simple things you can do to be Asian Inclusive after the Lunar New Year Mass Murderers With the lack…...more


The Dark Truth Behind Yellow Fever / Fetishization of Asian Women

Yellow Fever, or the fetishization of Asian women, is seen regularly today and is backed up by a long history.…...more


After the Atlanta Spa Shootings of Asian Americans

After the Atlanta Spa Shootings of Asian Americans The Check-In These are two Asian comedians who are talking to Asian…...more


History of Whitewashed Hollywood

History of Whitewashed Hollywood Big Picture Film Club


10 Examples of Whitewashing You Never Thought About

10 Examples of Whitewashing You Never Thought About Once you are aware of the term “whitewashing” I believe you will…...more


26 Governors issue a Joint Statement on the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate

26 Governors issue a Joint Statement on the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Now, I don’t know what the joint statement…...more


‘Encounter’ lead was supposed to be white. Then the director met Riz Ahmed.

What if people made an effort like director Michael Pearce to diversity their cast, staff, partners, etc? It can be…...more


N95 Respirator

N95 Respirator Peter Tsai PhD, Taiwanese & American materials scientist (1952- ) When material scientist Peter Tsai PhD invented the…...more


The inadequacy of the term “Asian American”

The label aspires to unify a wide range of communities with common cause and shared experiences. But many feel it…...more


Unify Shoreline- Building an anti-racist community

September 18, 2021 Show Notes and Table of Contents 0:00 Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.…...more


I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority

I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority: Redefining What it Means to Be API in the Entertainment Industry Geena…...more


US Senate passes bill to fight anti-Asian hate crimes

A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S.…...more


Asian Misrepresentation in Media | Peter Westacott | TEDxIthacaCollege

Peter Westacott speaks about the portrayals (or lack thereof) of Asians in the media. Speaking from a psychological perspective, Peter…...more


What Scarlett Johansson’s Missing in the Representation Debate – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Trevor unpacks Scarlett Johansson’s recent controversial comments about being allowed to “play any person, or any tree.”


Yellowface is a bad look, Hollywood

Stop casting white actors to play Asians maybe? Scarlett Johansson’s casting in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is just one of…...more


The History of Yellowface | Teen Vogue

In 2018, the all-asian cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” broke box office records around the world and became the 6th…...more


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