Stephen Colbert Addresses Dumb #CancelColbert Movement

An episode of The Colbert Report last Wednesday used the words "ching-chong ding-dong" in an attempt to satirize / skewer Washington dunderhead Dan Synder. When the show's Twitter account tweeted the joke the next day without context -- “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” -- a bit of hell broke loose on social media, resulting in Korean-American Twitter activist Suey Park starting the hashtag #CancelColbert. It reeked of so much faux outrage and willful ignorance

In (Sort of) Defense of Yellowface

The most recent episode of the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother was panned by some fans as tasteless and racist when it depicted three of the shows protagonists what critics characterized as "Yellowface." People on twitter had words to say:

Dutch Broadcaster For Holland’s Got Talent Won’t Apologize For Judge’s Racism, So Here’s A Petition

Holland's Got Talent racism
Holland Got Talent judge Gordon Heuckeroth made several racist remarks at a Chinese competitor, singer Xiao Wang, last week. You might have already seen it, but if not, check the above. What's interesting, however, is the tepid, almost indifferent response from netizens in China, a study in contrast to the outrage expressed after the now-infamous and actually inoffensive skit by Jimmy Kimmel.

Day Above Ground Says Its Racist Video Is “Art,” Tells Offended Parties To “Step Back, Take A Breath And Relax” [UPDATE]

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Aspiring American brodude outfit Day Above Ground finally got their big break on Thursday morning after cultural provocateur Angry Asian Man, comedian David So and several other influential media personalities shaped what was initially a locus of outrage in the Asian American community on Tuesday afternoon into a viral campaign and international news story.

Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz” Is Controversial (Stupid) In The Worst Way [UPDATE]

Levy Tran in Asian Girlz
How many deep-rooted Asian stereotypes can you cram into a five-minute music video? Dozens if you’re the American boy band Day Above Ground, the Los Angelenos who galvanized the Asian American community on Tuesday afternoon after blogger and cultural critic Angry Asian Man blasted the video for their song “Asian Girlz” in a scathing post. While we’d love to offer a frame-by-frame analysis of everything questionable about the most racist music video we’ve ever seen, doing so would give us ebola. Our shortlist, however, includes:

Which Parts Of The US Tweet “Chink” (And Other Hateful Words) Most Often?

Geography of Hate - chink
Dr. Monica Stephens, a professor at Humboldt State University, has created a series of maps that illustrate which areas of the United States are most likely to send tweets with certain hateful words. It's called Geography of Hate, and here's how it works: The data behind this map is based on every geocoded tweet in the United States from June 2012 - April 2013 containing one of the 'hate words'.