Three Ways White LGBTQIA+ People Can Be More Inclusive of People of Colour

by Jarune Uwujaren Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission As a minority group that regularly battles prejudice, violence, and ignorance from governments, hate groups, and the like, LGBTQ people know what it’s like to be discriminated against. That’s why the gay community tends to pride itself on being anti-discriminatory and… Read More

The Racial Pecking Order in British Theatre and TV

Structural Inequality In UK Theatre & TV by Daniel York I’ve been reading a book recently by the American sociologist David T. Wellman with the frankly terrifying title Portraits Of White Racism. I say terrifying because it conjures all kinds of images of Aryan skinhead fascists with big boots and arm-bands. I find myself hiding… Read More

#EdFringe Chinky Chonky Play Uses Friendly Tyrant Mao to Sell Tickets

Yellowface at the Edinburgh Fringe by Anh Chu UPDATE: The Fringe and venue are open-access platforms which do not have jurisdiction over show content. The venue has sent staff to watch the play after our conversation. The play has added an address to the audience prior to the show to explain that it is intended… Read More

Asians are the Wedge

The model minority myth is just that, a myth. by Scot Nakagawa On the Sunday before Memorial Day 2012, I tuned in to MSNBC to watch Melissa Harris-Perry lead a discussion about Asian American voters. The show started out with some promise. But as it progressed, I found myself descending into a rant. By the… Read More

Why I, An Asian Man, Fight Anti-Black Racism

by Scot Nakagawa I ’m often asked why I’ve focused so much more on anti-black racism than on Asians over the years. Some suggest I suffer from internalized racism. That might well be true, since who doesn’t suffer from internalized racism?  I mean, even white people internalize racism. The difference is that white people’s internalized… Read More

I’m Not Your Pretty Little Lotus Flower

Rowena’s Story “I love Asian women!” “Asian women are so hot.” “Japan, Korea, China?” “Asian women know how to treat a man!” Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? If they do, congratulations. You’ve come across (or you are) a man — probably white — with so-called “Yellow Fever”. As an Asian woman living… Read More