The Cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Is Almost Entirely White

With the news that William Fichtner will play Shredder, that rounds out an almost entirely white cast in the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps the most offensive casting is the awesomely impossible-to-kill Shredder, whose alter ego is Oroku Saki, and has always… » 6/24/13 10:30pm 6/24/13 10:30pm

Why Aren't Asian Actors Getting Leading Roles in Hollywood?

Think carefully: When's the last time you saw a Hollywood flick with an Asian actor in the lede role? Tough one. As Hollywood is struggling with diversity, women and black people are making a few strides, but, as actor Masi Oka — known for Heroes and Hawaii 5-0tells The Hollywood Reporter, Asians are getting left… » 3/29/13 4:20pm 3/29/13 4:20pm

Harvard Student Magazine Satirist Writes Racist Garbage, Doesn't…

Harvard — the storied Ivy League that's produced many great comedic writers well-versed in the time-honored rich people traditions of "joshing" and "ribbing" — has apparently lost its edge/mind. The art of subtle satire has been one of the staples of their comedy scene for quite some time — turning out the likes of… » 10/14/12 8:15pm 10/14/12 8:15pm

Want to Sell Your Eggs to Pay for College? Be Asian.

Are you a pretty Asian girl who is good at math? Your eggs might be worth about a downpayment on a decent condo. Are you black, white, or Hispanic? Sorry, but the best egg donation centers can give you for your reproductive cells is enough to buy a sort of decent used compact car with about 75,000 miles on it. Also,… » 5/04/12 2:40pm 5/04/12 2:40pm

It Looks Like Girls Is Going to Have a Black Character After All

People have been talking 'til they're blue in the face about how HBO's Girls is so white, but it turns out we spoke too soon: there are going to be characters of all different races—and some of them aren't even 100 percent stereotypical. A tipster sent along this casting notice which proves the show has plans to… » 4/26/12 11:55pm 4/26/12 11:55pm

The Blonde Kissed a Hot Asian Guy Last Night on 2 Broke Girls

After being called racist over and over, the folks at 2 Broke Girls must have decided to try and turn things around. In last night's episode, Caroline hooked up with her web developer, a tall Asian guy who speaks English perfectly. Perhaps this was meant to make up for having a silly, offensive, short Asian guy with… » 2/28/12 3:20pm 2/28/12 3:20pm

Caffeine Messes With Your Hormones Differently Depending On Your Race

New research has found that young women who drink caffeinated beverages on the daily experience changes in hormone levels. How much will your Starbucks and Diet Coke addictions affect your chemical ladyhood? Like being arrested in Arizona, the way caffeine treats your lady hormones depends on your race. » 1/27/12 6:20pm 1/27/12 6:20pm

Race And Craigslist Dating: An Experiment

I'm a tall, half Asian woman. I'm a performing artist and a healer. I dance in nightclubs, as well as talk to people about their problems. I have tattoos. I dress in black and chrome a lot. I'm Buddhist. I speak Texan fluently. All of these could be qualifying or disqualifying factors depending on who you're talking… » 7/11/11 1:13pm 7/11/11 1:13pm