Is Tinder Really Racist?

The dating app Tinder was tested with nearly-identical profiles of an Asian guy vs. a White guy.

There’s No Best of Both Worlds When Neither One Wants You

But all the lies felt like saki bombs exploding off my tongue, drowning my white classmates in a tsunami of what they told me being Asian meant.

Growing Pains: The Story of a Millennial, Queer, Vietnamese-American Man

For this 21 year-old man, the freedom to marry is still just a little less important than life, livelihood, finding a place where he feels at home.

10 Things You Should Know About Being an Asian from the South

“When you forget where you’re from, that’s when you truly become American.”

Stereotypes And Hate Speak Are Killing People

Inflammatory rhetoric, unfounded stereotypes and a culture of fear have come together to create a perfect storm of racism and prejudice in society.

“What Kind of Asian Are You?” Slam Poet Alex Dang With a Slam Dunk

Alex Dang, at the National Poetry Slam.

Hollywood’s (Real) Problem with the Asian Male

“There are no Asian movie stars” – Aaron Sorkin

You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

The Moon Over the Verrazano Bridge

Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.

They want Everyone to Vote, Except You, You and You!

Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.

Nerd Nation

Nerd and Otaku culture have helped men challenge and redefine masculinity. Jackson Bliss explores some of the powerful consequences of this subculture

Excerpt from SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS, by Kirstin Chen

“I clamped my arms to my sides in an attempt to hide the sweat stains. ‘She’s very bright,’ Uncle Robert added, as if describing a puppy or a small child. He leaned in close like he was sharing a secret.” By Kirstin Chen

Yellowface in CLOUD ATLAS

Yellowface in the new Cloud Atlas movie? Hollywood is getting out of control, forgetting the reality of racism in its mixed-up pursuit of ambition. Shame on the movie business. Last night, I found out that the new Cloud Atlas movie will be sporting several actors in yellowface–that is, white actors made up to look Asian. You can […]

“Don’t Cry!”: Being a Man in Korea

What makes boys cry, and when are boys allowed to cry? Turner Wright reports, with examples from South Korea.

Aziz Ansari: Texting With Girls

“Everyman” Aziz Ansari’s video on the havoc that texting has reeked on modern dating.

It’s Linsanity

Matthew Salesses talks of Jeremy Lin and ESPN’s racist “Chink in the Armor” Headline.