Friday, June 20, 2003

Charlie Chan Returns

Contributed by an unknown author:

The month of June, FMC (Fox Movie Channel) is airing a series of vintage Charlie Chan movies. After 30 years of fighting against this racist invention of Hollywood and its yellow face depiction of a 'Chinese' detective replete with slanted eyes, moustache and fake accent, Asian Americans need to protest once again this reactionary marketing ploy by FOX, who will soon enlarge its media control due to today's FCC ruling on media ownership. Between the right wing FOX News Channel and now Charlie Chan revisited, it isn't hard to figure out what's happenin' What's next, Amos 'n Andy, Steppin Fetchit?

Chinese tell foreigner to take off his offensive T-shirt

Just thought this was an interesting article - about a foreign guy who offends the Chinese by wearing a t-shirt with comments like "Don't Stare at Foreigners".

See the full article in the SFGate

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Abercrombie & Fitch t-shirts

This is one of the T-shirts, from a line that was available at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Francisco, on April 18, 2002, depicting stereotypes of Asians that prompted an e-mail and phone campaign to boycott the clothier for racial insensitivity. The company is again in trouble with minorities. A federal lawsuit filed Monday June 16, 2003, in San Francisco, charged that clothing retailer hires a disproportionately white sales force, puts minorities in less-visible jobs and cultivates avirtually all-white image in its catalogues and elsewhere. The company removed shirts from its stores last spring. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

See the full article in Yahoo News.