Month: March 2012

March 6, 2012 / / activism
Courtesy Reuters

By Guest Contributor Marissa Lee, cross-posted from Racebending

It’s been over twenty years since Asian Americans rallied on Broadway against yellowface and “racebending” in Miss Saigon–the same protest that inspired our work against The Last Airbender here at Racebending.com–but Asian Americans are still not getting roles on Broadway.

Enter the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), a group that has organized to help actors of color overcome obstacles to bring more inclusive casting to New York City stages. AAPAC is focused on changing Asian perceptions and opportunities within the New York theatre industry only. It was created by a group of Asian American performers in 2011 in response to what was perceived as a lack of access to opportunities within mainstream New York theatre. Read the Post Asian American Actors Are Missing On Broadway Stages

March 6, 2012 / / activism

By Guest Contributor Thanu Yakupitiyage, cross-posted from Hyphen Magazine

Courtesy of TheGrio.com

By now pretty much everyone knows M.I.A. as the bad girl who flipped off the Super Bowl halftime camera. But her fans are more preoccupied with her new music video, “Bad Girls”, in which BMWs and Mercedes Benzes race in a desert we presume to be in the Middle East, tires burn in nameless oil states, Bedouin-styled men ride stallions à la Casablanca, brown rebel-types tote guns, and backup dancers appear in not-quite-accurate hipsterized niqab and hijab.
Read the Post M.I.A. And The Real ‘Bad Girls’

March 5, 2012 / / black
Courtesy The Telegraph

By Arturo R. García

The feel-good hit of last summer…this was not.

During its original run, some people called The Shadow Line “the British Wire,” which isn’t quite fair. In fact, it’s more accurate to call Chiwetel Ejiofor’s seven-part miniseries, currently airing on DirecTV’s Audience Network, an appropriately somber example of British gangster fiction done right. Some spoilers are under the cut

Read the Post Risky Business: The Racialicious Review Of The Shadow Line

March 5, 2012 / / asian-american
March 2, 2012 / / asian

Racializens, you know we love some serious, head-sharpening news and analysis around here. But, shit, sometimes we gotta cavort and kick up our heels (to bite a phrase from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Avery Brooks). And Friday is that day!

Sometimes it involves some interior-design loveliness (blame/credit that on me because I’m sometimes found daydreaming about what a brick-and-mortar Racialicious office would look like), some booty-shaking (that’s Arturo’s department, being a DJ and all), or some sort of smoove mischief (all Latoya, ’cause she rolls like that).

Somewhere in all of this, we’ll shoutout folks we wanna love up–heretofore to be known as The Racialicious Crush Of The Week.

Our first Crush is none other than porn star (and Tumblrer–so NSFW) Keni Styles.

Courtesy: http://vousetnulautrex.tumblr.com/post/10432750303

::slow clap::

Read the Post Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Keni Styles

March 2, 2012 / / SMH
March 2, 2012 / / announcements
March 1, 2012 / / links