Jay Sean and Larissa Lambert + Ride It
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Been a little bit since I had heard some music from Jay Sean…and now it’s down the rabbit hole…ahhh podcasts…nice.

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Asian Americans in Pop Music History: Norma Tanega
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Most people have probably only encountered the work of Norma Tanega through her song “You’re Dead” which is used as the theme song for both the movie of “What we Do in the Shadows” and the ongoing TV series of the same name. The daughter of a Filipino US Navy Band leader and a Panamanian mother, […]

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8Books: Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now
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Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now is a monster of a book — both in that it is chock full of excellent content and that it literally weighs a ton (okay not a literal ton, but how is co-author Phil Yu holding it with just one hand). Written by […]

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So Germans Are Totally Okay with This Racist Birthday Card?
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America. “Ein altes chineseisches Sprichwort sagt…”This greeting card, featuring a “Chinese” rat making a slant eye gesture, was recently spotted at a EDEKA supermarket in Germany. The casual give-no-fucks racism is kind of wild, but perhaps not particularly surprising. The Asian person who spotted it in the […]

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Anti-Asian Racism Isn’t New; It’s Just Got the Green Light
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Things to Know From Angry Asian America When Xenophobia Spreads Like A VirusThe global response to COVID-19 has made clear that the fear of contracting disease has an ugly cousin: xenophobia. As the coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, anti-Asian discrimination has followed closely behind, manifesting in plummeting sales at Chinese restaurants, near-deserted […]

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