Killing of Asian-American on subway prompts questions of racism on CNN, Weibo

| December 6th, 2012

 

Does coverage of the murder of Korean-American immigrant Ki Suk Han, who was pushed onto the tracks of the New York subway on Monday, December 3 raise important racial issues?

One CNN guest and a number of commenters on Sina Weibo seem to think so.

On December 3, Naeem Davis, a black man, pushed Han onto the tracks after the two had become engaged in an argument. He was struck and killed less than a minute later. The incident became international news […]Read more…

Sister Feng hands out flyers to seek a husband in New York

| February 5th, 2012

From MOP and others:

Recently, Chinese Internet popular figure Sister Feng was spotted in front of Columbia University in New York, handing out flyers to seek a husband. She stood in front of the school, said “Hi” and then handed out the flyers to any man who doesn’t look Asian. The flyer was written in such poor English that netizens called it a “grammar mistake hunt”.  This news quickly spread through micro-blog and varies websites, once again Sister Feng entertained the […]Read more…