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UPDATES BELOW, INCLUDING OTHER REACTIONS, MORE LINSANITY, FUNNY STUFF, JIN RAPPING ON LIN, AND JASON WHITLOCK AND FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S TWEETS Asian Americans have slowly become visible in American professional sports -- player by player, sport by sport. Some sports were conquered early. Most people know stars from the ice skating world such as Kristi Yamaguchi, Apolo Ohno or Michelle Kwan --...

Major props to University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Daryl Maeda for calling out the Fox Network for a racist video "report" that has since been pulled from the Fox website. The video shows comedian Bob Oschack, who's identified as a "Investigative Reporter" and holds a Fox Sports microphone, interviewing Asian students on the campus of the University of...

The cast of the Fox TV series "Glee." Erin and I have come to love "Glee!," the Fox TV series about a group of outcast students who join their high school glee club (remember how glee club people were always the nerds?). We enjoyed the sneak preview premier, which was shown last fall, and then waited with great anticipation for the season to start this spring. After several shows, though, we started to tune out the outrageous stupidity of some of the characters (faking a pregnancy to hold on to a husband; lying about the father of a pregnancy to hold on to a boyfriend) even though we really liked the dancing and singing, which are top-notch every week. So we blew it off for a few weeks, then came back to it again one week and got re-hooked by the musical numbers all over again. The first season just ended and did a pretty good job of tying up loose ends, we thought. It also left unresolved the plotline of the evil cheerleader's coach who wants to get the teacher who's the glee club sponsor fired. I just read a very good, thoughtful and laser-focused essay by Sylvie Kim of The Antisocial Ladder, which was also re-posted on Hyphen's excellent blog, that I think everyone should read.

Huh? Really? This is so wrong, on several levels.... First, it's been years since I've had to explain to anyone that "People are 'Asian,' rugs are "Oriental.'" Second, Bo Dietl, a Fox pundit, actually pulls his eyes back on Don Imus' show to mimic how he says Katie Couric's eyes make her look "Chinese." Third, he conflates "American" and "Caucasian" so that you're only American if you're white. It's ignorant -- no, stoopid -- and disgusting, and as Angry Asian Man points out, "that's racist!"