Coachella is a time for young people to set and follow trends, to stick out and blend in, a mixture of hippie culture and international fashion trends. But this experimentation leads to one of the most striking issues facing the South Asian community—cultural appropriation.
The popular image of Hawai’i as a racial paradise often overlooks the fact that Hawai’i was once a kingdom with sovereign rights, but later became colonized by the US as the fiftieth state.
The subject of undocumented immigration was pushed off as a “Latina/o” problem. My local community never discussed it. God forbid that the media would ever put an Asian face to the deportation issue.
I can vouch for the success of arranged marriages, as I have witnessed it firsthand with my parents, who will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this April.
(Trigger warning: eating disorder) What is the ideal Asian body? The hashtag #IdealAsianBody wants to find out. Thick Dumpling Skin co-founders Lynn Chen, a Taiwanese-American actor, and Lisa Lee, former publisher of Hyphen magazine, created the campaign to promote body positivity within the Asian Pacific Islander community early January. Chen and Lee partnered with the Asian…
While less offensive, the current list still overgeneralizes Chinese women as if we are sugar, spice, and everything nice. Imafidon’s listicle is written for the purpose of marketing Chinese girls as potential partners.