In our latest issue we look at the political results but also the perseverance of John Perkins, who grew up in Mississippi, fled from it because of racism—and returned to help his former neighbors, stand up to oppressors, and glorify God. Media project Joe Biden will be 46th president; Trump campaign continues legal action in close contest. As South Korea seeks to deescalate tensions with North Korea, activists sending information across the border say the government is eroding their rights. Journals Sophia's World. These stereotypes absolutely exist, and they are harmful. For me, it hits close to home. Conversations about racial stereotypes might not pop up in certain social circles in America, but they do in mine.
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Lillian , a something who lives in New York and Boston, is a single Asian American woman who actively dates. Needless to say, her Tinder inbox is a hot mess. She posts screenshots of their messages alongside photos of herself looking stoic, fierce and totally over it. She posts those, too. We have our own inner lives. We marvel and we create. We work through shit with our families.
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I spent Sunday night excitedly watching a discussion unfold on Facebook. The only thing missing was popcorn. A Western female expat living here in Ho Chi Minh City posted a comment on Facebook about where to find expat men who were willing to talk to women from their home country. It triggered a debate with over two hundred comments — some civil, some not — about the status of expat men in Asia. There are several stereotypical views of foreigners in Asia, and in particular, foreign men. The fact that people willingly believe such stereotypes fits my typical view of the West, and of Americans in particular.
As more details around the death of George Floyd are revealed, other developments, including that the ex-officer charged with murder in the case was married to a Hmong American woman, have prompted discussion. It's also led to a spate of hateful online remarks in the Asian American community around interracial relationships. The ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired the day after Floyd's death and now faces murder and manslaughter charges. The day after his arrest last month, his wife, Kellie, filed for divorce , citing "an irretrievable breakdown" in the marriage. She also indicated her intention to change her name.