"When they get angry, they bring about a change."

You won't be finding any sweet, docile Asian American females here.

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Getting really tired of this gentrification/hipster bullshit.

Yesterday: Hipsters strutting around in Chinatown, acting like they own the place, acting like they’re so cultured when they order “braised duck,” “Young Chow Fried Rice” instead of “chicken and broccoli,” “pork-fried rice.” Hipsters acting like they know what “Chinese food,” what “Chinese culture” is because “we live in Chinatown/we live near Chinatown.” Hipsters who wear shirts of sexual “geishas,” Mount Fuji, rolling clouds, Chinese characters, and claim that they’re just “cultured,” “love the Asian culture.” Hipsters who don’t understand, who get defensive when I tell them that they’re not fucking Chinese, not fucking Asian, don’t know anything about what it means to be fucking Asian, and don’t know anything about “Asian culture”

(Which, by the way, encompasses East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia.)

Today: Hipsters throwing loudass parties in the Bronx, acting like they own the neighborhood because “we work at the Bronx Zoo/we live here in the Bronx/we take the 6 train.” Hipsters in the Bronx who claim that they love diversity, then clutch their handbags when a fourteen-year old boy of color passes them on the bus. Hipsters who are thrilled to see that new organic, gluten-free grocery bullshit store open, ignoring the locals’ fear of the gradual takeover and closure of the local bodegas, nail salons, barbershops, butchers, Dominican restaurants, places that have always been dear, important, necessary to those in the Bronx who were here before.

My city is changing, and it’s not changing for the better,

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Gentrification’s insidious violence: The truth about American cities

Gentrification is violence. Couched in white supremacy, it is a systemic, intentional process of uprooting communities. It’s been on the rise, increasing at a frantic rate in the last 20 years, but the roots stretch back to the disenfranchisement that resulted from white flight and segregationist policies. Real estate agents dub changing neighborhoods with new, gentrifier-friendly titles that designate their proximity to even safer areas: Bushwick becomes East Williamsburg, parts of Flatbush are now Prospect Park South. Politicians manipulate zoning laws to allow massive developments with only token nods at mixed-income housing.”

Relevant, because I see hipsters crawling into Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Chinatown, Harlem, places in New York City where they shouldn’t try to take over. 

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wocinsolidarity:

19 Asian Actresses on Major U.S. Cable Network Shows

Arden Cho (Korean) as Kira Yukimura on Teen Wolf 

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Korean) as Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family

Archie Panjabi (Sindhi) as Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife

Chloe Bennet (Chinese and Jewish) as Skye on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Grace Park (Korean) as Kono Kalakaua on Hawaii Five-0

Hannah Simone (Indian and German/Italian/Greek) as Cece Parekh on New Girl

Jamie Chung (Korean) as Mulan on Once Upon a Time

Jenna Ushkowitz (Korean) as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee

Jessica Lu (Chinese and Japanese) as Ming Huang on Awkward.

Maggie Q (Vietnamese and Irish/Polish) as Nikita on Nikita

Michaela Conlin (Chinese and Irish) as Angela Montenegro on Bones

Mindy Kaling (Tamil and Bengali) as Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project

Ming-Na Wen (Chinese) as Melinda May on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Parminder Nagra (Indian) as Meera Malik on The Blacklist

Reshma Shetty (Indian) as Divya Katdare on Royal Pains

Sandra Oh (Korean) as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy

Shay Mitchell (Filipina and Scottish/Irish) as Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars

Tania Gunadi (Indonesian) as Private Park on Enlisted

Yunjin Kim (Korean) as Karen Kim on Mistresses 

This was made in response to an anon we recently got who asked,

(Image reads - anonymous asked wocinsolidarity: We all know Lucy Liu is an industry favorite but do you know of any other Eastern Asia (or Asia in general) woc actresses?)

So rather then do a laundry list, I thought it would be cool to compile a photoset of someof the Asian actresses currently on television shows that aren’t Lucy Liu (though we do love us some Joan Watson). I asked around, and made this list based on my own TV watching and suggestions from people I know. So A) I don’t actually know if all of these shows are good or not and B) if one of your faves is missing it wasn’t done maliciously. 

*Disclaimers: All images used were found on Google. We do not own or claim to own any of these photos. All information about ethnic identity was found from Wikipedia, so let us know if anything is incorrect! 

Also: Sorry for how bad the quality of the photoset is. 

Edit: also I’m so sorry I clearly can’t count, this is only 19! 

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We’re a species that has had a space station floating above the Earth for 20 years. We even have a rover on the surface of Mars. How can we be the same species that is telling people — legislators and legislation, in certain places — that tells women what they can and cannot do with their bodies? How is that possible? And when I say equality, I mean equality for everybody. Who are you telling who they can marry and who they can’t? What is this? This is 2014.
Pharrell Williams. Hell yeah. (via the Huffington Post)  (via gaywrites)

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exfatalist:

trekual-innuendos:

Lets have a dystopian future movie where none of the actors are white

Not a single one

No reason

No explanation

There’s just no white people and not a single character questions it

Watch how quickly people notice and get pissed off

but wouldn’t it be better to put one white extra in the far background of a huge crowd shot for a few frames, so we could point to them every time someone gets pissed off?

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nativeamericannews:

An Editorial Cartoon on Native American Mascots Comes to Life in Cleveland
Last week, a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Indians named Pedro Rodriguez expressed his love for the baseball club as he has each year for the past decade, by attending the first game of the new season dressed in homage to Chief Wahoo, the club’s Native American mascot, in a feathered headdress with his skin painted bright red.

nativeamericannews:

An Editorial Cartoon on Native American Mascots Comes to Life in Cleveland

Last week, a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Indians named Pedro Rodriguez expressed his love for the baseball club as he has each year for the past decade, by attending the first game of the new season dressed in homage to Chief Wahoo, the club’s Native American mascot, in a feathered headdress with his skin painted bright red.

(Source: The New York Times)

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fascinasians:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following person reported missing within the confines of the 24 Precinct. The details are as follows:

Missing: Lee, Jiwon 29 year old female 220 West 98 Street NY, NY

The missing was last seen at her residence on April 1, 2014 at approximately 2030 hours. She is described as being 5’2” tall, 120 lbs., with black hair and eyes.

A photo of the missing is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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