Category Archives: East Asian

100 Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures

Anti-Asian violence fueled by model minority myth

The model minority myth plays a role in today’s violence against Asians. Its damages have several dimensions. The myth is that Asians are universally successful. You can learn about where the myth came from and why it is not true … Continue reading

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Books, like minds, work best when open

A big shoutout to Dr. Sook Wilkinson and the book she created with Victor Jew, “Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest.” It is one of 15 featured in Bridge Michigan’s “15 anti-racist Michigan books to get you through … Continue reading

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Asian American, Pacific Islander voting up

Efforts to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders voters succeeded in 2020. NBC News reports that “In the 13 most contested presidential battleground states, AAPI early and absentee voting rose nearly 300 percent from 2016 — the fastest growth rate … Continue reading

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CBS, CNN expanding race coverage

CNN this week announced it will expand and advance its coverage of race in America. In a memo to staff on Monday, CNN president Jeff Zucker wrote, “There are structural changes and investments we can and will make to better … Continue reading

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Wash your hands, cover your cough, eat Chinese

As we deal with what some do and others don’t call the COVID-19 pandemic, we grasp for actions we can take to regain some of our power and protect ourselves and our world. Here are three things you can do … Continue reading

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Virus stereotypes denounced at WHO

CNBC reports WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on global leaders to not politicize the coronavirus outbreak amid reports that people of Asian descent are facing discrimination around the world. There are widespread reports of ride-share drivers refusing … Continue reading

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Coronavirus named (twice), but not after a people, a place or the pangolin

The “novel coronavirus” got a new name — and then another — in a disagreement or crossed wires between two health organizations this week. A sub-text to this interesting story, told well in an article by the American Association for … Continue reading

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Virus spawns Anti-Asian racism

As the coronavirus outbreak grows, so are slights against Chinese people. A blog reports that social media trolling about the virus is crossing over into daily life in Toronto. A U.S. college student yesterday told a professor how hurt she … Continue reading

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Coronavirus makes stereotypes go viral

NBC News reports that China’s coronavirus outbreak is causing fear-mongering and racial stereotyping to go viral online. Posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, many containing videos, are being shared way more than news about the outbreak. Some use stereotypes … Continue reading

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Virus eclipses China’s Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year, reportedly the world’s biggest annual travel event, is being tamped down by limits on travel restrictions over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC reports that  travel restrictions have cover more than 36 million people … Continue reading

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