Quick Bytes: Racist Bird Name F*ckers x Black Women Teachers, Racism And STEM x Racist Officer Mark McNamara x More

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Links and news from around the way:

Black women teaching science find formula for incorporating anti-racist practices

San Jose police officer resigns after "disgusting" racist text messages released

2 former Northwestern football players describe racist treatment in 2000s

Bird Names Honoring Racists Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Kenya Moore blasts Ramona Singer for showing ‘signs of being a racist’

WhatsApp's AI sticker generator called out for racism against Palestine, Meta responds

MIT debaters clash over whether STEM is ‘systemically racist’

Film Lab Presents, hosted by Jen Betit Yen November 26, 2023 Premiere

Monday, November 06, 2023

From the PR

Film Lab’s TV Series Returns!


Tune in this month for the 16th season of Film lab’s signature TV series, Film Lab Presents, hosted by Jen Betit Yen and featuring the top 50 72 Hour Shootout 2023 films #DiscrimiNATION: A Thousand Tiny Cuts.  Over 1.1. million viewers have already enjoyed the show!  The show’s upcoming season will premiere November 26, 2023, in partnership with CrossingsTV.  The episodes will air across all markets where Comcast is available, in addition to New York and Los Angeles on Spectrum.




· Crossings TV Comcast Spectrum  [Chicago/Minneapolis-St Paul, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento-Fresno, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC]
Sundays, starting 11/26:  7:30 AM - 8 AM  &   5:30 PM - 6 PM. (Local time)

· Crossings TV Comcast Spectrum  Xfinity National Channel
Sundays, starting 11/26:  7:30 AM - 8 AM  &   5:30 PM - 6 PM. (Central time)


When White People Go Bad x The JACL KICKING ASS: Governor Jim Pillen of Nebraska

Monday, November 06, 2023

It's been a while since there was a post specific to White People Going Bad. 

After reading the JACL's response to the not so honorable Gov. Jim Pillen of Nebraska, thought that there was no better time than bây giờ to do another post.

Here's the JCL's email in total.


During a radio interview in September, Governor Jim Pillen of Nebraska responded to an article written by Yanqi Xu of the Flatwater Free Press, regarding runoff pollution caused by farms owned by the Pillen family. In his response, Gov. Pillen noted that he had not read the article but continued on to say “All you got to do is look at the author. The author is from communist China. What more do you need to know?” JACL denounces Governor Pillen’s remark as racist, xenophobic, and contrary to the advancement of an independent and free press in this country.

The United States has seen a startling increase in anti-Asian hate and violence, specifically targeting Chinese and Chinese American communities. This rise has sadly been fueled by elected officials such as Governor Pillen as well as media personalities who have used their platforms to promote hate and intolerance in society. Legislators and governors in other states have introduced laws restricting property ownership targeting Chinese citizens in the United States hearkening back to the Alien Land Laws of the last century.

The JACL Omaha Chapter Board added: “When community members do not voice their concerns over actions of leaders that negatively impact certain groups, an appearance of complicity or disregard can be construed by the public, and history has shown that innocent people will be targeted.” 

Our elected officials must be held accountable for their actions and should take accountability themselves for such. We call on Governor Pillen to apologize for his smearing of Yanqi Xu and his use of anti-Chinese rhetoric. 


Thank you JACL for the response!

AAWW's The Margins + Poems for Palestine

Monday, November 06, 2023

Got this in the emails and wanted to make sure and post on up from AAWW (a portion of it)


We are deeply privileged to constellate with so many luminous Palestinian writers who have graced the pages of The Margins over the years. It is our priority to continue uplifting and amplifying the voices and stories of Palestinians, from NYC, to Gaza, to the West Bank, and beyond. Here are some poetry selections we hope you’ll sit with as you move into your weekend.

Stay tuned for more projects in support of Palestinian writers soon, including a very special collaboration with Global Feminists for Palestine and New Third World on December 1.

With love & in action,
The Margins Team


From Greta Lee On Love And Being Uncomfortable

Monday, November 06, 2023


A good interview with Greta Lee on Past Lives (from October), who can also be seen on the Apple+ TV show The Morning Show. Here's a quick byte:

"I did not think my Korean was good enough for this film. I think I grew up after years and years of being criticized for my Korean being bad and like disappointing my ancestors and not being a good enough Korean — that is baked into my experience as an American. But with this movie and with Nora and with Celine and her vision for the movie, it became this incredible opportunity..."

Read it in full at NPR here: 

Awkwafina + Sandra Oh + Jessica Yu = MF APIA FILM GREATNESS (AKA Quiz Lady Is MF Awesome)!

Monday, November 06, 2023

And I know--Yu won her Oscar and is known in some ways as a Documentary filmmaker, but between this and Ping Pong Playa -- IDK...
I think great comedy director needs to get in there as well.
Best. Damn. Thing.This. Month

Eat Like A Local With What The Pho

Thursday, November 02, 2023


Ho Chi Minh City keeps changing with places to visit and eat. Check out some time with What The Pho as Van takes you to some cool places to hang out, eat, and just chill.

First We Feast + K-Pop's Favorite Snacks

Thursday, November 02, 2023

 00:00 - 00:30 - Intro 00:30 - 01:26 - Ppushu Ppushu (Jeon Somi) 01:26 - 02:25 - Cinnamon Toast Crunch (aespa) 02:25 - 03:12 - Crisp Choco (TWICE) 03:12 - 04:02 - Fire Noodles ((G)I-DLE) 04:02 - 05:06 - Lay's Ketchup (Jeon Somi) 05:06 - 06:06 - Choco Boy (aespa) 06:06 - 06:53 - Star Popeye (TWICE) 06:53 - 07:38 - Shopping List + Outro