Archives for May 2016

APA Media Coalition condemns Hollywood’s use of whitewashing and yellowface

LOS ANGELES — The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition issued a statement condemning recent decisions to select two white actresses to play the roles of Asian characters in forthcoming films. “Scarlett Johansson will play a Japanese cyborg whose name has been changed from Major Motoko Kusanagi to simply ‘The Major’ in the new DreamWorks film […]

Officers to receive harassment training in wake of racist text messages

All members of the San Francisco Police Department will participate in training to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace after racist and derogatory text messages discovered during an investigation into sexual assault allegations by an officer were recently made public, police Chief Greg Suhr said April 29. Suhr made the announcement during a news […]

SFSU reaches joint agreement with hunger strikers May 11

San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong and student hunger strikers signed a joint letter May 11 regarding funding for the College of Ethnic Studies, the university said in a statement. The letter also states that “all parties have agreed to honor a silent period through the end of the year.” The university said the […]

Brenda Wong Aoki to present true ‘Forbidden Love’ story in San Francisco

Storyteller and writer Brenda Wong Aoki will perform “Uncle Gunjiro’s Girlfriend: A True Story of Forbidden Love” with Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and koto artist Shoko Hikage as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival starting Thursday, May 19 at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco. “In my […]

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