Angry Reader of the Week: Ursula Liang

All right. Let's do this. Allow me to introduce you to the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Ursula Liang.

Who are you?
A magazine journalist turned documentary filmmaker and TV producer.

What are you?
I get asked this question surprisingly often. Yes, it's offensive. What you really want to ask is "what is your ethnic background?" and try to pose a few other questions before you pop that one.

Where are you?
I'm in the Bronx headed to West 4th Street to see An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.

Where are you from?
I'm from Newton, Mass. A city outside of Boston with a strong Jewish, Italian, Irish and Volvo presence.

What do you do?
I stay up late. I work on my Chinatown sports documentary, 9-Man. I also do PR for other doc films and produce for UFC shows. In my spare time I play basketball, dream up billion-dollar inventions, and try to revive old things.

What are you all about?
I'm against elitism in all its forms. I believe in addressing the average, talking to people on the street, finding ways to enrich the lives, health, perspective, minds of the masses. I care a lot about family, details, art, imagery, cultural boundaries and bridges, factual and literary accuracy, gender equality, Asian American visibility, The Bronx, ethics and morals, respect, manners, people who feel misunderstood.

What makes you angry?
The gun laws and violence in this country, anti-immigrant sentiment, waste, corruption, gum-popping, double-standards, the abundance of ignorant posts in the online comments accompanying any intelligent progressive discourse about race.

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