Kat Chow

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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Monday, July 14, 2014

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.


Top Stories: Citigroup Pays Billions In Case; Gaza Violence

Monday, July 14, 2014

Also: Salvage crews are working to refloat a capsized cruise ship in Italy; more small earthquakes shake Oklahoma; and a stolen car caused a fatal bus crash in Indiana.


Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The giant remittances economy has been expanding for years. Facing tighter regulations, big banks are nixing services that let people send money across borders.


Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Also: the CIA style manual; Nancy Andreasen on the origins of creativity.


Why We Asked Experts To Annotate The Civil Rights Act

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of the bill's passage into law, a host of lawyers, journalists, authors and other experts delve into its history and impact. Explore their insights in this interactive app.


Why Chipotle Is Accused Of Contributing To A Culture Of Invisibility

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The fast-casual chain announced it will be featuring original stories from famous writers in its restaurants. Missing from the equation? Mexican-American writers.


You'll Be Seeing More Asian-Americans On Network TV This Fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's been decades since we've had an Asian-American network series. The fall roster has not one but five notable upcoming shows featuring Asian-Americans in leading roles.


Who's Waiting On Death Row?

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Black men make up a strikingly large percentage of the approximately 3,100 inmates on death row. The ratio of white to black inmates serving death sentences has remained steady since 2000.


Ringleader Of Human Smuggling Ring Dies, Leaving A Complex Legacy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cheng Chui Ping died of cancer in prison on Thursday. She made a career of smuggling thousands of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. and worked with a notoriously violent gang to enforce payment.


Fred Ho, Musician And Activist, Dies At 56

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ho was known for combining Asian melodies with big band jazz, which he used to make his political points. He died from complications related to colorectal cancer that he'd been battling since 2006.


Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos

Friday, April 04, 2014

Although Latinos are 17 percent of the population, they represent almost a third of frequent moviegoers. People of color overall attend movies at rates higher than their percentage of the population.


When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. But the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.


They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.


Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Volatile organic compounds in your earwax may hold important information about your body and your environment.


Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fred Ho has combined improvisation with Asian themes to create his own form of political activism. Now, at age 56, Ho is dying of cancer.


Who's The Momma? Artist Gets Asians Young And Old To Swap Styles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.


What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove

Friday, February 14, 2014

We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.


Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture

Saturday, February 01, 2014

There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.


Researchers Are Totes Studying How Ppl Shorten Words On Twitter

Friday, January 17, 2014

The team at Dartmouth College mined 180 million tweets from 900,000 users to understand word clippings — like "awks" as "awkward." The researchers want to understand how such words originate and how they spread.


Twitter Recap: A Chat On Interracial And Cross-Cultural Romance

Thursday, January 16, 2014

We asked folks to chime in our Twitter chat about interracial and cross-cultural romance using #xculturelove. And many participants responded by sharing their innermost feelings and thoughts on the topic.