More Than Half of Asian American Teens Are Bullied in School


According to survey data released in 2011 by the US Justice Department and Education Department, Asian Americans endure far more bullying in U.S. schools than any other ethnic group, and compared to other teens, Asian American teens are three times as likely to face bullying on the internet. A report released last year by the […]

Dr. Paul Watanabe Speaking at Newton Free Library

Paul Watanabe, Ph.D.

Please join Newton Asian Pacific American Network in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to learn about the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States in a display and a keynote by Paul Watanabe, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30pm […]

Celebrate Asia! Festival

Celebrate Asia! Festival

‘Think for yourself, but think of others’ School Motto of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, Massachusetts   CELEBRATE ASIA! SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 12! 1st Annual “CELEBRATE ASIA! FESTIVAL” at The Lincoln-Sudbury Memorial School , Saturday, April 12, 10-3 pm. Lot’s of fun activities for kids! Cultural performances! Food! Gift items! Henna tattoos! Martial […]

Wheelock Family Theatre: Where The Mountain Meets the Moon

Where The Mountain Meets the Moon play at Wheelock Family Theater

Wheelock Family Theatre has received rave reviews as a forward-thinking performance arts environment that is bringing a fresh and much needed perspective to musicals. It was also heartening to see Wheelock Family Theatre’s terrific recent production of “Hairspray’’ and note that the lead role of Tracy Turnblad — which typically goes to a white actress — was […]

NECN Broadside: Historical musical sparks controversy at Mass. HS

Broadside: the news with Jim Braude Historical musical sparks controversy at Mass. HS: Thoroughly Modern Millie at Newton North High School Note that they reversed identifying Susan Chinsen ( a Newton North graduate and CEO of the Asian American Film)  and Joy Bautista (a teacher and administrator at Boston Arts Academy and representing Massachusetts Asian American Educators […]

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping from Monitoring, Exposing & Fighting Against Anti-Semitism and Racism: Anti-Semitism, Pro-Jewish, Philo-Semitism, Positive Jewish Issues & Unique Jewish Identity  Two characters Ching Ho and Bun Foo, are hapless Asian laundrymen controlled by Mrs. Meers, a third character with chopsticks in her bun, who speaks in a […]

The Colbert Report’s Racist Tweet

Stephen Colbert

Racism against Asians is often “unawares”—a form of racism that flies under the radar due to its widespread acceptance as the norm. Its interactive dynamic resembles that of an unwritten social contract. Asians in the West are expected to accept patronizing remarks and racist taunts so demeaning that perpetrators would think twice before dishing them […]

20 Years Ago, Identical Racism Reaction in Boston Suburb

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

Anita, a Chinese immigrant senior, described the reaction of the Drama Club Students as: “Why are the Asians making a big fuss? It’s just a play.” We were going through the play point by point, and there were lines that specifically Cara was going over, and people were asking what’s wrong with that? She was […]

Millie Flap Makes it Abroad: in The Telegraph

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

US high school show triggers race row A production of Thoroughly Modern Mille at a suburban Boston high school runs into trouble over its antiquated portrayal of Asians By David Millward, US Correspondent for The Telegraph The link is here. When Julie Andrews starred in Thoroughly Modern Millie, which opened in 1967, it received huge critical acclaim. […]

The Boston Globe: Musical is little more than staged racism

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

WHAT IS most shocking about Joan Vennochi’s argument about the “Thoroughly Modern Millie” controversy in Newton is her attempt to substitute censorship for the issue that belongs at the center of this discussion: racism (“ ‘Millie’ fight creates a chilling effect,” Op-ed, March 20). It is not only “some Asian-Americans” who “were insulted” by characters in the […]