Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

The life and times of an Asian American activist who tells all the truth (and dishes news and analysis) but with a leftwards slant.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

CNN's Asian American experience

CNN has a pretty cool section on the Asian American experience which doesn't just retread the same old same old but which looks at Korean American rappers in LA, Masi Oka, and has a list of some Asian American notables, some that I've never heard of like Be Inthavong, a luxury handbag designer.

Not sure what I think of the "hopes of Asian mail order brides" video though - it's a very real issue but it starts off sorta sensationalist. What is cool is that they confront the owner of one of the mail order bride websites, and that Yul Kwon is breaking down the stereotypes. Plus they discuss the physical abuse that some of these brides undergo.

Yul Kwon covers the divisive affirmative action debate and interviews Jian Li. Oh, and props to the UCLA student who is wearing the Blacklava "I WILL NOT LOVE YOU LONG TIME" shirt.


  • At 8:17 AM, Blogger Dan said…

    I agree, the section was interesting as a whole. But I was wondering why they chose to use a picture of a seemingly topless Asian American female on the front page (I just wonder how much this unconsciously re-enforces the stereotype of Asian American women being exotic sex objects) when the main article was about depression and suicide, not beauty etc.


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