friday food for thought

A Direct Plea to My Guests Visiting From Angry Asian Man: My friend Kathy has a call to action to everyone who is concerned about Zondervan's Deadly Viper Character Assassins material. Direct your comments and concerns to the publisher's PR person at jason.vines@zondervan.com.

Why Does NBA TV Analyst Rick Kamla Still Have a Job After Calling Yi a "Chinaman"?: A particularly strong but well-written reaction to NBA analyst Rick Kamla referring New Jersey Nets forward Yi Jianlian as a "Chinaman" during a recap of last week's Nets-Magic game.

One Year After Prop 8: Why Asian Americans Should Support Marriage Equality: Karin Wang, Vice President of Programs at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, has a thoughtful piece on the fight for marriage equality, written on the one-year annivesary of California's Proposition 8.

Throwing a Lifeline: Kathleen Wentz's cover story for KoreAm Journal, talking about how health care reform might affect the Korean American community, which has one of the highest rates of uninsurance among all ethnic groups in the United States.

Understanding North Korea: For years, Korean American activists have been urging a new
perspective on U.S. relations with North Korea. For their efforts, they've
been red-baited, fired from jobs, and labeled North Korean sympathizers.

South Koreans Struggle With Race: Interesting New York Times article on the struggle to deal with discrimination and understand new realities about race in South Korea's increasingly heterogeneous, globalized society.

Bus Brawl Leads to Dialogue Between Blacks and Asians: Last month's now-infamous "bus brawl" between an African American woman and a Chinese woman, captured on video, sparked a debate and led to an interesting community roundtable dialogue on race relations in the Bay Area.

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