Get That Money Young Ones - Take It From A 20 Year-Old Who's Doing It

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What was I doing when I was twenty?

Surely not this...

Submit Now For CAAMFEST 2018!

Friday, August 11, 2017

That time has come again and here we are - submit if you dare....


Submit your work today for the opportunity to have your work presented at the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films, music and food programs and interactive workshops. For 35 years, CAAMFest has been a major launching point for emerging and veteran talent like Ang Lee, Jennifer Phang, Mira Nair, Lena Khan, John Cho, Justin Lin and more. You could be next!

Early Deadline: 24 Oct 2017 $30
Normal Deadline: 14 Nov 2017 $35
Late Deadline: 28 Nov 2017 $40
Extended (WAB): 5 Dec 2017 $45

You can submit online at Withoutabox, FilmFreeway, or by using CAAM's Online Form (email for more details). Learn more and apply here.

Current Sustaining CAAM members receive one free submission. Join or renew your membership online today to bring your stories to light! Memberships start at $50 and include discounts on CAAMFest tickets and invitations to members-only events.

Christina Qiu + The Harvard Crimson + Asian Americans Are Not Tools

Monday, August 07, 2017

Been out under a rock lately...seems fitting to get back into the swing of things with some words on affirmative action from those on the forefront.

The “new focus” of the affirmative action debate on Asian Americans is not new. College admissions is a notoriously emotional subject for Asian Americans. In a country that rarely affords immigrant parents the capability of granting their children cultural capital, economic privilege, or historical pride due to consistent emasculation, erasure, and exoticization, many parents attempt to position their children into American society through education—a tangible accomplishment. Still, the Asian Tax is as quantifiable as the wage gap; holistic approaches are opaque [...]

Asian American achievement is not associated with perceived white “discrimination.” Instead, multiple white failures to adapt to Asian American achievement have resulted in changes to admissions policies or city demographics. White students believe they are discriminated against because of Asian American achievement. Asian Americans have to achieve more because white students believe they are not receiving a fair share for their effort—effort that according even to white parents is not enough to stay competitive among Asian American peers.

Check it out here: