Category Archives: East Asian

100 Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures

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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Americans value diversity, disagree on how to achieve it

A Pew Research Center study out this month reports that, while most Americans think the nations increasing diversity is a good thing, they do not agree on how to achieve it. Pew reports, “Most say it’s a good thing that … Continue reading

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Saving face: What does it mean?

Recent news reports about the United States’ trade war with China and Myanmar’s release of two journalists have brought statements about actions calculated to “save face.” What does that expression mean and why is it connected to news involving Asian … Continue reading

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the Smithsonian

Hop on over to the Smithsonian Institution’s Celebrate! Where Asia Meets America. You’ll find art, artifacts and audio recordings, all pulled together into one site from various Smithsonian Collections. May was designated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 1992. The … Continue reading

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Bias Busters diversity quiz tests your cultural competence IQ

Welcome to the Bias Busters site. This connects to guides that answer more than 1,500 questions that everyone wonders about, but that they may be reluctant to ask because they don’t want to bruise feelings or appear to not know … Continue reading

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Associated Press changes style on race, gender

Related: AP changes style to capitalize Black and Indigenous AP explains why it will not capitalize white The Associated Press stylebook sets the tone and conventions for news media across the United States and around the world. New editions typically … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Kanigel, associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, for the launch of a new diversity style guide for journalists. The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by … Continue reading

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Bias Busters guides spark conversations

We had a great night at the Michigan State University Library Oct. 28 when almost 100 people came out to hear about the Bias Busters project. They answered questions from “100 Questions and Answers About Americans” and then discussed in … Continue reading

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Fall reading list includes Bias Busters series

Diverse reading list for fall includes Bias Busters, book about Bill Cosby and one by Charles Blow. Continue reading

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