Kenneth Eng hates blacks and so do you, apparently

by Peter Nguyen

Kenneth Eng from AsianWeek magazine, who claim to be “the Voice of Asian America”, wrote a very racist article called “Why I Hate Blacks”. During his ignorant rampage he stated that Blacks hate us, are easy to coerce and are weak-willed. He rationalizes a lot of his statements by his own infrequent, personal encounters of his high school days.

This article was published by AsianWeek and now is currently taken off their website. See the article for yourself by clicking here.

“Eng’s article is unacceptable and offensive not only to African Americans, but to all Americans,” said Karen K. Narasaki, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center. “AsianWeek has a responsibility to its readers and to the community to take immediate and appropriate action to repair the serious damage it has caused by publishing this piece.”

“Asian Americans do not share Eng’s extremely racist views. Asian Americans need to take this opportunity to reach out and build a constructive dialog,” said Yvonne Lee, Former Member of the US Commission on Civil Rights.

Kenneth Eng, who has described himself as an “Asian Supremacist,” has written several columns for AsianWeek since November, including pieces titled “Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us” and “Why I Hate Asians.”

An online petition is available at: http://www.capaweb.org/awpetition. Asian American leaders call on all individuals to contact AsianWeek on this matter at (415) 397-0220 or at asianweek@asianweek.com.

::Edit::
AsianWeek has released a more thoughtful apology: AsianWeek’s Statement and Apology. “We have heard the call and Mr. Eng has been terminated from writing for the paper.” Too little, too late. I wouldn’t be surprised if the the publication goes down the drain pretty soon.

Guess some people never learn or grow up. Here’s Kenneth Eng in an interview on Fox News.

::NEWEST VIDEO FROM KENNETH ENG::

It’s your turn to stand up for justice and fight ignorance. So what do you feel about the article?

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TV Series Lost airs in Vietnam.

The Emmy and Golden Globe awards-winning drama is being aired on VTV3 in Vietnam.

With the popularity of the show outgrowing the US, Lost has found its way worldwide. Lost follows the lives of a group of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, somewhere in the South Pacific. There are two Korean characters who play a large role in the show. Daniel Kim (one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive) and Yunjin Kim (featured in this month’s Maxim Magazine) play a married couple on the island.

Another hit American TV soap, Desperate Housewives, has been broadcast on VTV3 since January.

Angelina Jolie Visits Vietnam, Dad Brad Pitt Babysits

Angelina Jolie has taken time out from settling into her new home in New Orleans, Louisiana, to fly to Vietnam to promote economic development.

The actress traveled to the Asian country to attend a meeting on behalf of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Project (MJP), a charity formed to aid her five-year-old son’s native country of Cambodia.

According to MJP executive director Stephan Bognar, he and Jolie met with officials from the International Finance Corporation’s Mekong Private Sector Development Facility, a privately funded World Bank initiative that promotes economic development in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Mrs & Mrs Smith star is particularly interested in a project to help subsistence farmers grow and sell bamboo, a business that Bognar says could increase their monthly income from $25 (£13) to $300 (£154). Bamboo crops also filter toxins from water and help stem soil erosion.

Jolie’s partner, Brad Pitt, was unable to make the trip and stayed with the couple’s kids in New Orleans, where he is currently filming The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

(article from Post Chronicle)

Average Asian skit on Mad TV and Bobby Lee racist remarks

Finally, Mad TV is breaking down some stereotypes, well, kind of. They seem to address most of the Asian ignorant stereotypes going on in America.

And here’s part 2 of the skit.

Interesting enough, in September 2006, a video of Bobby Lee drunk at a bar talking to Joe Rogan was banned on YouTube because of “copywrite claim by Bobby Lee”. We had the opportunity to view the video before it was banned. Joe started talking about dating Asian people and mentioned Vietnamese girls. Bobby Lee, being Korean, claimed Koreans to be the supreme ethnicities of the Asian race and Vietnamese people are “from the jungle… hang in the trees like monkeys”. Not only that, he admittedly knew after his racist remarks, he would lose a lot of his Asian fans.

Sad thing is for sure, the few Asian Americans who have made it in the entertainment world, a lot have seemed to compromise their Asian culture in order to conform to racist America. We end with a great video by XDL Films called “Asking Permission”.

How do you think the media effects the way Asians are stereotyped?

ECAASU at Yale this Weekend

The East Coast Asian American Student Union is the premiere Asian American collegiate conference in the United States. Founded in 1977, this annual event brings together student leaders from over 100 universities to facilitate political activism and educational dialogue. Today, ECAASU is still at the forefront of the Asian American movement – and Yale is proud to continue this tradition.

College students, graduate students, and alumni are all invited to attend ECAASU events. Over the course of our 30 year history, more than 15,000 students have participated in the ECAASU conference, creating a rich and diverse forum on Asian American issues.

The East Coast Asian American Student Union will be holding its 30th Anniversary Conference on February 8-10, 2007 in New Haven, CT at Yale University. This two day conference, with expected attendance of over 1000 guests, will provide a forum to discuss key issues related to Asian American identity and activism.

This year’s conference theme is Breaking Through. On Friday night, we will partner with LiNK to bring you a benefit concert where contestants can win a cash prize. Saturday evening brings back our famous Gala Banquet and our new concert APA Rhythm featuring Jin.

For registration and more information, please visit their website at http://www.ecaasu2007.org/

Calling all Vietnamese Models and Singers

Viet Dream Productions is currently launching an extensive year long Vietnamese vocalist search, via the internet and throughout the US and Canada for aspiring singers. Their goal is to end up with two male and two female vocalists who are extremely talented and could perform a variety of genres to produce a music album. There will be 4 stages of competition. Online audition, live auditions, live competitions, and one final live competition.

They are also looking for a beautiful Vietnamese model to be featured on our CD and DVD album covers. Models will be asked to compete with each other in photoshoot layouts and also compete against each other on presentation and style through scripted introductions of the vocalists through out all the live shows. In the final competition, a few selected models will be chosen as future Viet Dream’s hosts and/or as the photoshoot finalists. This ensures that the contestant(s) who might or might not win the photoshoot contest could have a future career as one of theirs or other productions’ lovely MCs and Hosts. There will be no tricky questions like other Miss Vietnamese Pageants, just memorizing and reading strictly from scripts. Photoshoot winner must be able to read from a script in English and/or Vietnamese or both.

Nail Salon Stand up. Racist or Funny? You decide.

Hot as Pho is curious to find out what you think of this controversial comic Angelah Johnson doing nail salon impersonations. We want to hear from you. Post your comments and speak up. Is this one of the funniest things you’ve ever heard or is this a bad accent gone wrong?