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How We View People

A lot of media sources don't hesitate to praise or trash individuals. They also don't hesitate to use conventional understandings of social groups. This category takes a look at how we look at people

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not our ‘Black Panther’

I know there’s this hope that CRA is going to be our Black Panther. I see a lot of exuberance surrounding it. We did...

I used to find Black women unattractive

We've all heard the argument that racial dating preferences are "inherently racist." Perhaps you disagree; there's just no way you'll find (insert race here)...

Dear women tired of mediocre white men,

Dear women tired of mediocre white men, I’ve heard a lot of you complain about the mediocre white men you date. I’ve heard complaints about how...

A Thought: Why Aren’t There More Asian American Male White Supremacists?

In a world that puts Asian men down, silences us, uses us, ignores us, and shapes this utterly bland, uninspiring, unattractive, and vaguely repulsive...
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Straight, Cis, Male, And Not White

Sometimes it takes a perceptive, in-your-face Asian guy to remind you issues of race and gender aren't so black and white. Fortunately, I found...

We Can’t “Cancel” Everyone

Vocally let me go in on the topic of canceling celebrities not too long ago. The two paragraphs below are my intro to that piece...

Kylie Jenner Is America’s TV-14 Sweetheart (Preview)

Ay. I think Kylie Jenner is important to us. Even those of you reading this who saw the title and said, "Lemme see what kinda...

Azealia Banks Is A Victim Of Misogynoir…Kinda (Preview)

Yo! I've been writing for a women's lifestyle site called Vocally for several months now. It's been a dope experience that provides me a lot of creative...

The Importance of Both/And in Times of Tragedy

Written during the height of 2017's hurricane season devastation, this piece is a strong call for Americans to fight the urge to retreat into...

#MeToo and #TIMESUP: Beyond Shaming Gross Hollywood Dudes

Trigger Warning: This piece contains a detailed account of a non-consensual sexual encounter. About three and a half years ago, I lost a close friend....