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The point Tina Fey makes about race in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tina Fey has drawn criticism for her treatment of race in her Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the story of a woman kidnapped by a reverend cult leader during her teens who is finally discovered living in a bunker with three other sister wives after 15 years. 662 more words

America

Racism in Media Representations of Asian Americans

In todays society, racism is still prevalent and always finds its way as a subject of controversy. If this is the case, why does the media still constantly reinforce negative Asian stereotypes and find humor in racial slurs against Asian Americans but receive no punishment? 2,234 more words

Oppression

Butter & Sugar Sandwiches: Navigating the Vietnamese, Chinese, Immigrant, Refugee Identity & History

This is an abridged version of a piece originally published on Project Yellow Dress republished on Project Ava with the permission of the author. 

In elementary school, I was teased because of the clothes I wore, which often were more similar to pajamas than the jeans and dresses the cool kids wore.   1,495 more words

Diversity & Equality

APALA Talk Story Book List - First Glance

For the past several years my students and I have been compiling lists of Asian American children’s and YA literature for the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association ( 202 more words

The Emperor's Nightingale - A Review

I attended the press opening and reception of  The Emperor’s Nightingale, a children’s play, playing at Adventure Theater in Glen Echo, April 22 through May 30.  1,115 more words

Asian Culture

Oh My: Bad Rap!




It’s always inspiring to see other young artists coming up in the game! Last night I had the pleasure of watching Bad Rap Films through the courtesy of the…

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L.A. Stories

Customs/Being Asian American in Korea

Wassssabi.

So, I’m not completely oblivious to Korean culture. It’s not a new concept to me. However, not ever living in Korea nor being Korean myself, there’s tons of customs that I’ve been learning about! 404 more words