Students of color are allowed to enter the classroom but never on an equal...– Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology | Margaret Zamudio, Caskey Russell, Francisco Rios & Jacquelyn Bridgeman (via yasodhara)
My story is unique, yet it is nothing new. Born almost 26 years ago, in a small clinic outside the bustling city of Seoul, a young woman gave birth to me. Less than three pounds in weight, two months early (I suppose this was a good indication of how I’d be later in life - I’m so impatient!), I was certainly not an easy burden to bear. According to the file I’ve read time and...
Pathos of Asian Adoptees →
Pathos of Asian Adoptees is a space for dialogue for Asian Adoptees and adoptive parents.
Anonymous asked: I think this is a great blog, but it is highly exclusive of South Asians and Middle-Eastern Asians, which is severely problematic.
Call for Submissions from Cambodian Adoptees!
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UC Berkeley's ACE Program
Hi everyone! Applications have been extended til midnight Friday 4/12! Here is the flyer: goo.gl/m1sOL ACE is an all-expense paid 4-day, 3-night mentorship program between (Th) April 18 and (Su) April 21, 2013 to take place at the University of California, Berkeley. We will bring 5 students from all over California to discuss issues of transracial adoption and the interplay of culture, identity,...
So this is kinda my life story…or at least the...
Hey guys, I’m Ju, I’m 16 now and I was adopted from China when I was nine months old. Due to being so young then, I don’t have any memories of China which kind of saddens me because I have nothing to remind me of my homeland. However, then again it can be considered a good thing there’s nothing and no one to miss. My adoption was smooth, a clean break, unfortunately other people I...
On February 21, 2013, Samantha, an American actor living in Los Angeles, received a message via Facebook that would drastically change her life. It was from Anaïs, a Frenchfashion design student living in London. Anaïs’ friends viewed a KevJumba YouTube video featuring Samantha. They were immediately blown away by the identical appearance of Samantha & Anaïs. After a few light Google...
"Tackling Asian Privilege" Storify-d! →
fascinasians: Thanks to Cayden on this.
KASCON - Korean American Student Conference March... →
fascinasians: There will be four sessions at KASCON XXVI.: (1) [ROOTS] Engaging the Past; (2) [IDENTITIES] Breaking Down the Walls; (3) [PASSIONS] Grasping the Present; (4) [VISIONS] Imagining the Future. I. [ROOTS] Engaging the Past: Taking a comprehensive look at our history as Koreans as well as Korean Americans and how this historical heritage impacts our present. Topics include: History...
Culture Camp Survey
Submission by: N. Raulin Hi everyone! I’m currently studying in Santa Cruz (California) and I’m working on a research paper about Asian adoption for a transracial transnation adoption class. I decided to focus on two main topics: culture camp and therapy for adoptee and I could really use your help. I’m looking for testimonies about culture camp so if anyone of you would be...
China's Dreamers: So my other Asian (and adopted)... →
chinasdreamers: I’m sorry that I really want to learn about my own culture. This is something that has always really bothered me. I just started to accept that I am Asian and I have been trying to embrace so it was kind of upsetting, but I understand that it takes different amounts of time for everyone to…
"The Problem with Yellowface" →
racebending: A short video from theage.com.au about “The Problem with Yellowface” featuring narration from Racebending.com’s Mike Le
November is National Adoption Month
by: JB. Wilson Edited by: A. Duenas The month of November is recognized as National Adoption Month. The Governor of Massachusetts ,Michael Dukakis was an advocate for raising the awareness of foster care, first acknowledged “Adoption Awareness Week”. In 1984, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan “Adoption Awareness Week” became National Adoption Week celebrated in...
For example, though the identity ‘Asian American’ was initially imposed by the...– Karen Pyke and Trau Dang (via coupleofmycravings)
I think framing the discourse about transracial adoption as a “well do you think...– Dark Jez (via dustoffvarnya)
OPERATION BABYLIFT REUNION CELEBRATION 2013 &... →
We appreciate the opportunity to announce this upcoming 2013 event & Invite your Page Members to attend —— Dear Vietnam Operation Babylift friends and family: On behalf of Torch1975 and our OBL team, we are honored to invite you to attend this very special July 2013 Event. OPERATION BABYLIFT REUNION CELEBRATION 2013 & PRESIDENT FORD CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY (Organized & Hosted...
Racebent Disney: Going Beyond "The Basics" →
racebentdisney: I’m reposting this ask and answer for our archives, because this is exactly why this blog was created in the first place. I apologize for my ignorance, but I do not see why someone would take offense of racebending a Disney character of color into a white character. The term ‘white’ delves into…
Fascinasians: On why a non-Asian person saying... →
lightspeedsound: 1. If a non-Asian person says “All Asian women are hot” they are making a stereotypical generalization based on the historic homogenization of Asian appearance. I.e.: All Asians look alike, meaning short, skinny, pale skinned, and black hair. This is wrong. Not all people…
fascinasians: Despite an outsized share of Ivy League degrees, Asian-Americans are underrepresented in executive suites, according to a study expected to be released Monday. Roughly 5% of U.S. residents identify themselves as Asian, but less than 2% of executive roles at Fortune 500 companies are held by Asian-American professionals, according to the report from the Center for Work-Life...
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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program... →
This timeline provided by the Smithsonian APIA Program Timeline helps provide the Korean American experience within the context of the larger Asian Pacific American Community.
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Detroit Free Press - 30 years later: From the... →
Thirty years has done little to stem the fury over the killing of Vincent Chin. The 27-year-old busboy and engineering student was chased and beaten with a baseball bat in Highland Park by Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz on June 19, 1982. He died four days later. Witnesses said the attackers hurled racial invectives at the Chinese man and blamed him for lost auto jobs in an era when Japanese cars...
Anonymous asked: Do we have to do the "Remind This" policy thing? It keeps popping up and the page won't load.
Life's Just Swell: Happy Mother's Day. →
lifesjustswell: So I have two moms. The two women in the pictures are sisters. The mom on the left is my biological and the one on the right is my adoptive mother. I feel very blessed for these two women in my life. I grew up not knowing I was adopted. It was like the Truman Show. Everyone in my life knew I was adopted except for me. Regardless of the circumstance, I must admit I am very...
About Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month →
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States...
Geographies of Kinship -The Korean Adoption Story →
GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP-THE KOREAN ADOPTION STORY(working title) is a feature-length documentary that follows 5-6 Korean adoptees from the U.S. and Europe, each on a unique journey related to their adoptions. One person is searching for roots and returns to Korea for the first time. Another undertakes a search for her birth family and the reasons for her adoption. Yet another is seeking community...
JB: Reception & Study Center for Children (RSCC)...
So I just emailed the orphanage/RSCC that I was in when I was younger in the Philippines. This however brought me the most attention: CLIENTELE SERVED Children 0-2 years old who are: Abandoned/foundling Neglected or involuntary committed Surrendered/voluntary committed children Not suffering from any communicable disease, well nourished and not ill. I was admitted into there when I was a...
The Unstructured Chase: Asian-American or Asian &... →
A Me By Any Other Name →
By Jenny Zhang, culture “What is it you want to change?” I’m standing at the counter of the Registrar’s Office at my University talking to a lady named Vanessa. She starts scrolling through my records on the computer in front of her, and I can sense that she is already annoyed with me. “My name. The name that I’m enrolled under at the university.” She frowns. “What’s wrong with the one you...