On an unrelated note, I was watching TV the other day and saw this dumb beer commercial. Has anyone seen it? A martial arts master with a long beard (of course), teaches a white dude -- through rigorous discipline and punishment ala Kill Bill --how to pour Bud Light. Damn, can't I watch TV without some annoying image/stereotype? Apparently not.
Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.