I felt very uncomfortable with the idea of trying to hide half of my ethnic background. It’s been a major influence on how I developed as a person. It felt like selling out, like selling too much of my soul.
I thought admission wouldn’t be worth it. It would be like only half of me was accepted.
Jodi Balfe, a half-Korean and half-Caucasian-American Harvard Freshman, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/04/some-asian-students-dont-_n_1128037.html?ref=education
04.12.11

If you are of Asian descent please consider donating your bone marrow to patients who need it. Statistically speaking, Asians have a harder chance finding a bone marrow match due to the fact that minorities only make up 25% of the national registry. The process if virtually pain-free and you can help save the lives of people afflicted with various diseases. So sign up and request a kit today. I just did.

More info: http://www.dailydot.com/society/janet-liang-youtube-bone-marrow-transplant/

26.01.12

thedailywhat:

Early Bird Special: Ashton Kutcher’s brownface spot for Popchips — which ultimately was pulled last week for being racially insensitive — gets a clever annihilation from comedian Hasan Minhaj, of Goatface sketch group fame.

[bestweekever]

(Source: thedailywhat)

13.05.12

unadulteratedtruth:

siddharthasmama:

blackamazon:

custerdiedforyoursins:

quickhits:

Trayvon Martin gun range targets sell out — because many ‘conservatives’ are really just assholes.

WKMG:

An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.

Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest.  A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea. 

Martin purchased both items minutes before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, according to police.

Zimmerman’s lawyer believes this sort of thing isn’t helping his client. “This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility,” says attorney Mark O’Mara. “It’s this type of hatred — that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering — that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case.”

According to the report, the seller — a prick who wisely wishes to remain ananymous — says the targets “sold out in 2 days.”

There are a lot of real assholes out there.

If I ever see any racist fucker with one of those targets at a gun range, I can’t be held responsible for what happens after that.

If there is hell .. These fools are first

But we live in a post-racial society, y’all! People don’t get off on the thought of killing young Black teens anymore, no! This is just target practice! No racial motivation behind the popularity of the target at all, guys!

Excuse me while I go throw up in the trash.

Not even surprising.
Conservative pricks.

you can’t be serious what the fuck

(via transformationofmyambitions)

14.05.12

sunelton:

respect

mad respect

(Source: dinuguan)

19.05.12
Why Vincent Chin Still Matters
23.06.12
  • November 21, 2012: "Ringleader" of hazing and abuse that led Pvt Danny Chen to take his life given 15 days and a demotion.
  • November 21, 2012: Red Dawn releases into theaters.
  • November 21, 2012: Twitter erupts in series of racist, anti-Asian tweets.
  • I see you, Amerikkka... I see you.
27.11.12
Sriracha and Mayo (a post from my column!)
29.11.12
People say kids always tease and that it’s an innocent rite of passge, but it’s not. Every time an Edgar or Billie called me “chink” or “Chinaman” or “ching chong” it took a piece of me. I didn’t want to talk about it, and kept it to myself. I clenched my teeth waiting to get even. Unlike others who let it eat them up and took it to their graves, I refused to be that Chinese kid walking everywhere with his head down. I wanted my dignity, my identity, and my pride back; I wanted them to know there were repercussions to the things they said. There were no free passes on my soul and everything they stole from me I decided I’d take back double.
Eddie Huang, “Fresh Off The Boat: A Memoir” (via girlxploded)

(Source: jihaessi, via fascinasians)

02.03.13
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