Free the Jena 6!

Free the Jena 6! This story of racial inequality and injustice is all too familiar. We have to do whatever we can to help these children. They are just kids, and their crimes were minuscule compared to what is being done to them – in the name of ‘justice.’

Yesterday was the national day of action to get the word out Read More

Our Humanity

Whenever anything really bad happens around Korean people, that is when I would like to hide, go to Hawaii and eat spam sushi until it blows over. I don’t want to comment on it because I don’t want to escalate the situation and I don’t want to implicate myself in it. I don’t want to ‘come out’ as Asian because therein lies a tremendous responsibility Read More

Doing Research

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

From the link:

Dear BUST peoples~
I’m an ex-pat living in France and I gladly pay big bucks to have BUST magazine delivered here because it’s just so good that I can’t live without it. But I just finished reading the BUST interview with Gwen Stefani and it absolutely made my skin crawl.

Let’s face it; Read More

Michael Richards

I don’t know about you but I am still recovering from Michael Richards’ racist implosion the other night at the Laugh Factory. I wasn’t there, but since the invention of YouTube, we can all be everywhere all the time. Richards’ subsequent apology on Letterman was removed from YouTube, pointing viewers instead to the CBS site, but I didn’t have the Read More

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty…father, why does this word sound so nasty?

It’s the dreaded plastic surgery that turns Asian eyes into pseudo-caucasian eyes; that gives the patient an extra fold for eyeshadow, eyeliner, some kind of security that since their eyes are larger, their lives will somehow be better, that they would see more, that they would take in more.

What a heady promise and a terrific bargain – not Read More

Harajuku Girls

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku girls have been getting lots of lip service lately, and I have to say I am confused.

I like Gwen Stefani, she’s alright. She is very stylish and has a nice voice and a really flat stomach. She is a rock star, and quite good at it. I am always impressed by her platinum hair and her incredibly Read More

Mapquest Equality

On my book tour, I have to be very good natured about all the racism and ignorance that I encounter because if I got angry at every single incident, I would wear myself out. It is difficult enough just to keep up with the schedule, with no sleep and no time for regular meals between book signings and press appearances. My nerves are completely shot, Read More

Worst Lady

“What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this–this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.”

Eew. This is what Barbara Bush said about the Hurricane Katrina refugees Read More

Waking Up

The rest of the country is waking up to something that many of us have known for a long time. The Bush Administration does not care about poor people or black people. It is evident in their flagrant disregard for these communities ravaged by the hurricane. The delayed response for emergency services clearly shows how little our government cares, and how little our government is Read More

Katrina

I am very sad for New Orleans, and for all the communities destroyed by the hurricane. But New Orleans in particular is a painful loss because the city is very special to me. The news coverage has been extensive and predictably racist. When black people steal, it’s looting. When white people steal, it’s because emergency workers are slow to act Read More