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Honolulu Councilman Accused of Racism, Transphobia for Blackface in ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Skit

Augie Tulba

Social media users expressed concern after Filipino American Honolulu Council member Augie Tulba shared a video showing him in blackface in a parody of “America’s Next Top Model.”

Video resurfaces: The clip, which is more than 10 years old, was reshared by Tulba on Instagram over the weekend, according to KITV. The caption of his post read: “We laughed so hard filming this segment. #FunTimes.”

Axis Abroad, Racism at Home: The Enemies Japanese American Soldiers Faced in WWII

Japanese American soldiers

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a new stamp in honor of Japanese American soldiers who served during World War II — an army of 33,000 men and women whose battle for identity stretched beyond the period of defeating Axis forces.

The stamp, designed by Antonio Alcalá, shows a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which, along with the 100th Infantry Battalion, became the most decorated military unit in U.S. history.

‘They Question My Ethnicity, My Patriotism’: Elaine Chao Slams Democrats for ‘Double Standard’ on Racism

Elaine Chao is accusing Democrats of a “double standard” on racism against Asian Americans, saying she has faced attacks on her Chinese heritage both in office and on the campaign trail.

On Democrats: Chao, who served as the former secretary of Transportation in the Trump administration, said Democrats accuse her of “divided loyalties” while claiming to be “purveyors of anti-discrimination.”

Vancouver Mayor Apologizes for City’s Racism Against South Asians in 1914 Komagata Maru Incident

Vancouver City Mayor Kennedy Stewart issued an apology on Monday for the city’s racist role in denying entry to hundreds of South Asians, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, aboard the Komagata Maru ship in 1914.

The apology: Stewart said the South Asians who arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet on May 23, 1914, were looking to enter the country in hopes of having a better future, according to The Canadian Press.

‘China Kinda Sus’: Student Club Poster at Illinois High School Accused of Racism


A student club poster at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ill., that took a jab at China has reportedly sparked outrage among parents and state lawmakers.

A call for conservatives: The poster recruits students to join the school’s chapter of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a nonprofit that aims to “identify, educate, train and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets and limited government.”

‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ Star Tiffany Moon Fights Alleged Racism from Co-Star’s Family

Dr. Tiffany Moon, a newcomer to the recently-concluded fifth season of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Dallas,” will not tolerate racist attacks against her character, her lawyer said in a statement.

What happened: Moon was subjected to racist cyberbullying by family members of her co-star, Kameron Westcott, on Twitter last week. The co-stars also had an argument on the show involving accusations of racism towards each other. 

Gemma Chan, Susie Lau Call Out British Newspaper for ‘Trivializing’ Prince Philip’s ‘Casual Racism’

Fashion blogger and journalist Susie Lau and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan have called out the Sunday Times for playing down the “casual racism” in its tribute article to the late Prince Philip, who died earlier this month at 99 years old.

The Sunday Times published a front page report one day after Prince Philip’s funeral on April 18, saying the British public “secretly enjoyed” the late Duke of Edinburgh’s racist comments, according to Insider.

Jeremy Lin Recalls Racism in 6th Grade, Secret Sacrifice His Mom Made for His Basketball Dream

Jeremy Lin recently recalled the racism he encountered during a basketball game in sixth grade and how his mother secretly helped him achieve his dream to play professionally.

The 32-year-old athlete shared his story on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in a Tuesday video call. He told about how his father’s siblings stopped their own pursuits of higher education and found jobs to pay for their brother’s ticket to the U.S. in the ‘70s, Today reported.

‘Captain Underpants’ Book Pulled Off Shelves for ‘Passive Racism’ and Asian Stereotypes

Captain Underpants

A spin-off book of the highly successful Captain Underpants franchise will no longer be distributed due to its “passive racism” and Asian stereotypes. 

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future,” a graphic novel by children’s author Dav Pilkey, was first published in 2010. The book follows cavemen Ook and Gluk as they time travel to the year 2222 and meet a martial arts instructor named Master Wong.