Hyphen Lynks: The 'Pong, You Chinese Bitch!' Edition

April 17, 2011

Youtube is a boon to Asian Australians as well. Not sure what that means for the rest of us.

Oh well. On to the lynks:

  • The second of two elderly Sikh men shot in Sacramento last month has died. Police are trying to figure out if the double homicide should be classified as a hate crime. The Sikh community has collected a reward of over $50k for information leading to an arrest.
  • Dayum. Is the Vietnamese government colluding with U.S. labor supply companies to make Vietnamese shipping workers into virtual indentured servants? A federal case sez they might be. Some of these workers have already been awarded millions in damages, but may never see a dime of that money, or be allowed to stay in the U.S. In fact, they were isolated from the Viet Am community in Houston (where they were housed) and were only saved from their predicament by ... wait for it ... Jehovah's Witnesses.
  • And finally, a cultural moment, and this is kinda weird: this NYT wedding announcement popped up on my radar. The Asian American bride and groom aren't exactly the stuff of an NYT society notice; they're both mid-level: one corporate, the other nonprofit, and only one went to an Ivy. Their parents aren't society, either. But the nonprofiteer works for The Committee of 100. Is this what power looks like, or is it just trying too hard?