Warner Oland as Charlie Chan. Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu-Manchu A lot of what we studied in the past week (and in general, at Oxy) is racism with negative images of ethnic minorities. Good Stereotype vs. Bad Stereotype | Contemporary Sociological Theory
Asian Americans in the Media : The Model Minority Asian Americans and the Media: Perpetuating the Model Minority While the under representation of Asian Americans in the media remains a considerable issue, it is the misrepresentation of Asian Americans that perpetuates the more disturbing trend of minority stereotypes and typecasting. As influential as the media is today, the fact that few Asian Americans are represented and subsequently portrayed in stereotypical roles makes the community an easier target to be exploited by these representations. Specifically, studies have suggested that of these representations, the “Model Minority” stereotype is consistently demonstrated in advertising and primetime television; being associated with high status professionals may seem like a positive attribute, but by ignoring other aspects of the Asian American Community, the “Model Minority” label promotes consistent misperceptions of values and culture. The “Model Minority” on Prime Time
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What is upcycling? It’s the opposite of downcycling, where you take items that are used and break them down to raw materials. Most recycling we participate in is considered downcycling. However, when you figure out a way to take an item that is otherwise ordinary and make into something new, different and actually nicer than the original, it is considered upcycling. 50 Fabulous Blogs for Upcycling Inspiration - Top Online Engineering Degree
Chinese New Year Cookies: Green Pea Cookies Green Pea cookies was a big hit few years back during Chinese New Year but I was never at the right place to taste it. I never caught on the green pea fever (if you know what I mean). Ahh but never fear, there’s always first time for everything. :)
Maybe some day soon I’ll write an ode to my backyard pizza oven. It’s a very intense love affair, you know. But in the meantime, here’s the first pizza of 2014: bacon, brussels sprouts, and an egg cracked on top.
My husband, mother-in-law, and I threw our firstborn a traditional Chinese red egg and ginger birthday party when he turned one this past week. I am sure you are wondering, "What is a red egg and ginger party?" Red egg and ginger parties are typically celebrated at the one month mark of a young child's life. During the ancient times, when infant mortality rates were high, if a child survived to the one month mark, it was a sign of great fortune and an event worthy of a big family get-together. The one month milestone in a child's life is a significant occasion for all families, and this milestone is marked by a huge celebration in Chinese culture, where family and friends plan a banquet and meet the new baby. Also, a mother was expected to rest for one month so that she could recover from the physical stress of labor. Foodbuzz 24X24: Red Egg and Ginger Party
One thing you probably don’t know about me is that I am very interested in the occult. I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I would have been Goth, if I was capable of taking myself more seriously (and was willing to give up wearing navy).
antlife It has been a few months since reading The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith but since its contents are still resting on my mind, I thought it worthy to share its qualities with others. As a unconventional home schooler as a child myself, I was very intrigued in this insightful style of learning when first hearing of unschooling a few years back. But I didn’t do much research because I had no children at the time.
A Sonoma Garden Each year I think people are going to get tired of getting my homemade lotion concoctions. And maybe they are, but many are nice enough to say that they enjoy them. They are so darn fun & easy to concoct that I keep making them year after year. It just feels part mad scientist, part baker, part, mystical herbalist, and part artistry rolled into one project.
Asians have been in the U.S. for a long time. The history of Asians in the U.S. is the history of dreams, hard work, prejudice, discrimination, persistence, and triumph. As presented in the excellent PBS documentary series Ancestors in the Americas, the first Asians to come to the western hemisphere were Chinese Filipinos who settled in Mexico. Eventually, Filipino sailors were the first to settle in the U.S. around 1750 in what would later be Louisiana. The First Asian Americans : Asian-Nation :: Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues
http://www.chinancient.com/page/2/ Zhou Dynasty Lasting from the 11th century BC to 221BC, the Zhou Dynasty existed more than 800 years. It is the longest-ruling dynasty not just throughout Chinese history, but of the whole world. The dynasty includes two periods, namely Western (11th century BC to 771 BC) and Eastern Zhou (770 BC to 221 BC). Western Zhou was established by King Wu and its capital was set in Haojing, near today’s Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province.
I hate to share videos that objectify women mainly because it makes me want to throw up. Just watching that video I found above has left me with no appetite for the rest of my breakfast. Nevertheless, I thought the concept I want to explore was important enough, and really, there are so many contrasts in that video that when I watch it I swing dramatically back and forth from completely inspired to thoroughly disgusted. From the moment I discovered this happa female MMA fighter, Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson, I was conflicted. http://www.8asians.com/
During an impending disaster or emergency, locating sources to acquire emergency supplies maybe difficult and chaotic or even dangerous DEPENDING on the SEVERITY of the threat . As items those deem valuable towards their survival dwindle off the store shelves, the desperation, aggressiveness and single-mindedness of those around you will increase dramatically. This makes for a dangerous environment, especially if you get drawn in to a physical altercation. Under normal circumstances you can expect others to step in and stop the hostilities. The Prepared Citizen's Wasteland Survival Guide