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Archive for August 7th, 2007

Ethnic Cleansing of U.S. Chinese

Posted by Jack Stephens on August 7, 2007

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland blog posts:

Recently on May 29th, 2007, author Jean Pfaelzer published Driven Out, which portrays a disgraceful and for the most part forgotten portion of American history. The book illustrates the purging of Chinese immigrants in the Pacific Northwest between 1850 through 1906, described by the Chinese of the time as “Pai Hua” — the great purging.

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I Now Pronounce You Racist

Posted by Jack Stephens on August 7, 2007

Jenn from Reappropiate blogs about the recent movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and it’s use of yellow face:

A lesser publicized but equally weighty concern over this film, however, is its prominent use of yellowface for Rob Schneider’s (surprisingly) uncredited role as the minister who weds Chuck and Larry. Schneider’s scenes are within a few seconds of the trailer embedded above.

Bearing a stereotypical muschroom cut, bucked teeth, jaundiced skin, and glasses reminscent of Mickey Rooney’s Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Schneider plays up the ‘r/l’ slurs and stilted “Chingrish” typically used to mock recent Asian immigrants.

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