Compiled by Thea Lim and Jessica Yee
- No Thorough Probe into Racist Email Sent by Police Officer – CBC
- America’s Best Dance Crew and Asian American Visibility – Conducive Mag
A thorough internal investigation was never conducted into an allegedly racist email written by an Edmonton police officer…[the email] makes several references to aboriginal people. One suggests that the police van used to transport suspects “should always be referred to as the Mobile Native Friendship Centre” while another states, “An ‘aboriginal’ is actually just an Indian.”
- Travis Wong sounds off with Conducive’s Brielle Nikaido about being Asian American in the entertainment industry, his experience working on the dance crews, and what young dancers can do to succeed.
- Telenovela Stars to March to Washington Over Immigration Reform – New America Media
- The celebrities will march to Washington with activists next year, when Congress is expected to take up the issue in January. The actors participating include Vicente Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís, El Buk
and Graciela Beltrán, in addition to the campaign’s official spokesperson, Mexican telenovela star Lucía Méndez.
- Despite [District 9’s] elaborate critique on systematic racism, though, the movie itself prescribes liberal racism and elitism to overcome the systematic racism.
- Elder Abuse Grows in the Chinese Community – New America Media
A counselor at the Garden of Hope in New York explained that Chinese parents rely on their children after retirement and will put up with abuse because of their financial dependence.
- Watch The Killing of a Chinese Cookie on Snagfilms – Angry Asian Man
Derek Shimoda’s informative and entertaining documentary, The Killing of a Chinese Cookie is now available for viewing online (for free!)…The film explores the not-so-Chinese origins of the fortune cookie, and how it has become a part of American popular culture.