"Whether in the form of a silly book review or an article fighting for human rights, it's given me permission to believe in my truth, that it is important, that it matters deeply and that it's powerful in ways I have yet to imagine."
It is 3:45AM and I have haphazardly decided to write book reviews and so I introduce to you the first new section to my blog: Books In My House. It all started about a week ago when a couple of family members and I were casually browsing the thousands of books at the local Barnes and Noble. After... Continue Reading →
It is not just a "couple hours" of inconvenience. It is oppression. It is racism. It is bigotry. It is xenophobia. All at their finest, for 90 days. It is a rash, unadvised, vitriolic decision handed down by an incompetent clique full of selfish human beings. It is checking off Muslims as other, throwing them to the side so your... Continue Reading →
A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece on the NFL protests and with less than a week away from Super Bowl LI, I thought it'd be appropriate to revisit the topic. In my initial post, I mentioned that it would go down as one of the most powerful acts of activism by professional athletes this... Continue Reading →
To my fellow U.S. born, middle and upper class, non-LGBTQ, East-Asian American brothers who happen to live in areas where being anything other than white is acceptable, We will be okay. It will get worse, but we will get through it. So let's stop it. Stop with the "I'm moving to Canada" jokes. Stop with the... Continue Reading →
Kaepernick has rightfully gained my respect during the last couple of days. As you all may know, he's been the eye of a storm that he himself created by sitting during the national anthem during one of his pre-season games as a form of protest against the injustices that have been running rampant around the nation.... Continue Reading →
Brock Turner's name has been making its due rounds on the media circuit as of late. For those of you that don't know already, he's a Stanford University swimmer who was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus grounds during the early hours of January 18, 2015. On June 2nd, 2016, Turner was found... Continue Reading →
I've been following the news surrounding Peter Liang ever since he was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the accidental killing of Akai Gurley back in February of 2016. Liang is a Chinese-American N.Y.P.D. police officer. Gurley was an innocent black man. There are many sides to this case. It's perplexing and difficult to understand... Continue Reading →