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Recording of "An Asian American Christian Perspective on Race"

In May, I spoke about Asian Americans and race at City Church San Francisco.  The audio recording has been posted here.

My friend Jeff made this helpful outline, if you want a sense of what I discussed: 92 more words

Race And Ethnicity

Snapchat Gets Pushback for Filter Users Say is "Yellowface"

Snapchat is getting pushback for what users say is a racist filter. “The filter, which users began criticizing on Tuesday, featured squinty eyes in what appears to be a cartoonish and insensitive portrayal of Asians, with one critic on Twitter calling it ‘the most overly racist filter ever’.”

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"Justifications for caregiving in White, Asian American, and Native Hawaiian grandparents raising grandchildren."

Yancura, Loriena A. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 68, no. 1 (2013): 139-144.

This study examines relationships between race/ethnicity and the reasons and expectations for caregiving in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and White GRG (grandparents raising grandchildren). 85 more words

Demographics And Special Populations

On Reconciling Double Consciousness and Being an Emotional Immigrant

From a few weeks ago after a pretty amazing but tormented first year in New York City and dealing with the weirdness that sometimes comes with life changes and upward mobility: 381 more words

Politics

No, American Citizenship Is Not Necessarily Inclusive

The rise of Donald Trump has induced a collective shudder through much of America.  For many, the GOP nominee is jeopardizing our most cherished ideals, a broad and capacious sense of who could be an American citizen, and norms that forbid open and outright expression of racist sentiment. 1,477 more words

Race

"Grandparent Care in the United States: Comparisons by Race and Ethnicity"

Mutchler, Jan E, SeungAh Lee, and Lindsay A. Baker. Boston, MA: Gerontology Institute and Department, University of Massachusetts Boston. (2006).

This article provides a summary and comparison of grandparent-headed households among 5 different racial and ethnic groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites. 9 more words

Demographics And Special Populations