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St. Olaf College Assistant Professorship in Sociology (#2)

Deadline: August 1 (review begins)

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We seek candidates with primary specialization on issues immigration to the U.S. from Asia or Africa for the other. 58 more words

2014 Deadlines

Disagreement is at the origin of any identity.

Chinese and Japanese activists wanted to call it “yellow power.” Filipino activists replied that they were “brown.” “Asian American” was a compromise.

American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang is a well-known graphic novel author. I can reel off a list of five or six books and series he’s written, but until now, hadn’t actually read any of them. 368 more words

Books

Travelling in Europe as an Asian-American

“Hi, do you know where the metro is?”
“Yes, it’s that way. I’ll show you.”
“Thank you!”
— We start walking. –
“Are you new here?” 32 more words

5-foot-7 Japanese PG Yuki Togashi to enter NBA D-League draft

The other half of this dreams-can-come-true Mavs summer is 5-foot-7 Japanese point guard Yuki Togashi. The 20-year-old’s combo of stature, speed, instincts and fearlessness instantly made him a fan favorite over the past week, although not quite to the level of another Mavs Summer League point guard sensation a few years ago, a guy named  466 more words

Japanese

methodius76 reblogged this on terryclarke blog and commented:

Mavs double-down: Sign a forward and fall for 5-foot-7 Japanese PG Togashi « NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou SmithI hope Jeremy Lin has paved the way for this up and coming Asian basketball star my be spared many of the ethnic slurs hurled at Jeremy Lin. BUT MOST OF ALL (for the sake of my Asian American, basketball-playing daughter), I HOPE THE OUTRAGEOUS STEREOTYPE/MYTH THAT "ASIANS CANNOT PLAY BASKETBALL" can finally be purged for good from the American consciensciousness along with the ridiculous stereotypes of drunken Irishmen and watermelon-loving African Americans.