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I Love Yous Are for White People

Posted by litdaily on April 20, 2011

Author Lac Su will be reading from his memoir, I Love Yous Are for White People, today at UIC’s Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, from 4-6.  For more on this event…>>

I know this is a late posting of the event but I think it’s going to be an interesting discussion.  He’s also previously written an article on CNN about Tiger parenting and the emotional damage it has caused him…>>

Although Chua rubbed me (and most of the nation) the wrong way (you can look up previous posts), something valuable did come out of her publication. There’s more awareness of the costs that are incurred by “model minority” hype.  Many Asians fall for this stereotype themselves, but few want to look into their past and delve into their family histories in order to see what kinds of emotional, psychological, physical and mental toll it takes.


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The Difference between Bollywood and Hollywood – A Blunt Explanation

Posted by litdaily on January 19, 2011

Writer Monojit Lahiri attempts to arrive at a reason for why Bollywood stars don’t quite make it in Hollywood. The exception, of course, is Freida Pinto…>>

Currently shooting the film Black Gold, opposite Antonio Banderas, Pinto seems to have made the crossover…>> Lahiri warns that this fame is temporary and that Pinto shouldn’t expect to be the next Salma Hayek or Penelope Cruz.  Unlike other actresses from Bollywood that have made their temporary splashes in American entertainment, Pinto seems to fit the bill. In many ways, there is nothing Bollywood-ish about her. Neither her name nor her phenotype explicitly identifies her as an Indian to an American audience. Her appeal lies in the very notion that she might be considered ethnically or racially ambiguous.

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