A Battle of Angry Asian Trademarks

Over the past few days, there has been a flurry of discussion in the Asian American social media community about the conflict between Phil Yu (of Angry Asian Man fame) and Lela Lee (of Angry Little Asian Girl). Essentially, it’s a trademark use dispute that has now become public since the respective parties have both been blogging […]

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How a Portland Event Being Cancelled Demonstrated White Privilege

This week, a controversy erupted over a local show in Portland, OR. It all stemmed from the promotional artwork meant to look like a Black Friday sale advertisement: The ad features several racial stereotypes about black culture: cocoa butter, oversized basketball jerseys, grills, and so on. Understandably, local racial justice activists were upset by this poster […]

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Give Racism a Chance

This is the text of my TEDxSpokane talk that I recently delivered. In light of the protests and events taking place across our country now, I thought it would be appropriate to share. When the video is available, I will be posting it here. In November of 2013, I did an interview with Travel & […]

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