Ask an Asian Video Series

Have you ever wanted to ask an Asian questions but were too afraid or uncomfortable to ask? Well here at WeRockTheBoat.com we don’t have that problem! Our team of brave Asian field reporters brought questions to our Asian friends on the streets of Los Angeles: Why do Asians say(shit)about other Asians? What’s up with Koreans

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The Tiger Butterfly

After driving twice around the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation building in Koreatown, Los Angeles, I finally decide to just go for the parking below the building.  I’m greeted by the parking attendant – who is Korean – as I pull in.  He gives me a wide-eyed, inquisitive look. I dispel the confusion by saying, “I’m here

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Jenni – Super Gay

I’ve been itching to get some queer voices on WRTB and struck pay-dirt with our interview of Jenni Chang. In 2011, she and her partner Lisa Dazols traveled more than a dozen countries to find activists, entrepreneurs, royalty, and every day people who are making a difference for LGBT people. They are turning this odyssey

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Ranier – Loves Black Women

Somethings are so rare that they have idioms invented to describe their unnatural occurrence:  Like a “blue moon”,”pigs flying”, and “hell freezing over”.  Similarly I had assumed the ultra-rare Asian Man + Black Woman couple  might also deserve its own catch phrase on the endangered species list. Ranier Maningding is one man who is trying

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Arthur Chu – Jeopardy Bad Boy

Arthur On Asian American Response Arthur Chu’s championship run on the TV game show Jeopardy inspired visceral reactions among some viewers at home. [Actual Twitter Tweets]   “#Jeopardy #goodbyegook see you chink face! Hes eating the dog tonight” “Oh thank fuck finally I can stop seeing Arthur Chu and his stupid smug face on #Jeopardy”

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Eat Asian, Speak Asian?

Love your Asian food? Can you order it in an Asian language? Does it matter if you can? Ty and Elliott explore this topic in this short slideshow podcast. Thumbnail Photo Credit: Ordering Plates of Dimsum (Kai Hendry)

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Why are Asians under-represented in Hollywood?

Here’s my answer on Quora: Read Quote of Elliott Chen’s answer to Why are Asian-Americans relatively under-represented in Hollywood? on Quora

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Don – Asian Therapist

Consumptionistic Machine Since conceiving WRTB, I have wanted to talk to a psychotherapist working within the Asian community to reveal insight into the truth behind the model minority mythos.   I expected the interview to revolve around Don and his practice. But as it turned out, our talk was much more personally insightful and cringe inducing

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Dispatches From Mom: The Mother Tongue

Growing up in America many immigrant families have to deal with the question of whether or not to teach their kids their mother tongue. Some of us are children of immigrants and also wrestle with this dilemma. If we decide to teach it, how do we go about doing it in the face of an

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Asian Identities and Stereotypes Survey

Who among Asians drinks the most? Is the most creative? The cheapest? Stereotypes, as much as we want to play them down and PC them into oblivion, are a reality that need to be reckoned with, laughed at, and understood. We created this survey to find out what APIs and others think of themselves and

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