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You Talkin’ To Me?: Racism sells: The anti-whaling movement and Japan

You Talkin’ To Me?: Racism sells: The anti-whaling movement and Japan

Japanese whaling and dolphin hunting has attracted international media attention. The Shepherd Society, headed by founder Paul Watson, has been one of the leaders

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 30 No 13 | 3/26-4/173 Comments

Column: Local Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll bashes yoga and ‘Easternism’

Column: Local Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll bashes yoga and ‘Easternism’

Last fall, Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received national attention for an article

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/244 Comments

Column: Let’s look back to the 60s as a source of inspiration for social justice

Column: Let’s look back to the 60s as a source of inspiration for social justice

Back in August, radio talk show personality Laura Schlessinger ended her radio show after using the N-word 11 times in response to a Black female caller.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 42 | 10/16-10/220 Comments

Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

Column: Hollywood, once again, says no Asians need apply

The Harrison Ford movie “Extraordinary Measures” was released on DVD last month. This movie is based on a true story.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/254 Comments

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off.  Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/2678 Comments

Column: Bush and Watada: two intertwining stories

Column: Bush and Watada: two intertwining stories

On Oct. 2, Ehren Watada was discharged from the U.S. Army under “other than honorable conditions.” Ehren is the Asian American Army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq because he claimed the war was illegal.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 28 No 48 | 11/21-11/270 Comments

Column: Breaking through the professional barrier

Column: Breaking through the professional barrier

At my high school, there were the freaks (also known as stoners), the jocks, and everybody else.

The football jocks were the royalty of the high school, and you felt honored if they took the time out of their glamorous life to say hi to you.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/21 Comment

Column: Literary heavyweights deal with the same subject, but in different ways. Wong does it better.

Column: Literary heavyweights deal with the same subject, but in different ways. Wong does it better.

Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 31 | 7/25 - 7/310 Comments

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Opinion, Vol 28 No 22 | 5/23 - 5/291 Comment

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