Too Asian

Happy "Too Asian": a celebration of Asian Canadian activism

November 10, 2012, marks two years since Maclean’s Magazine published their racist article entitled “Too Asian?" (later renamed "The Enrollment Controversy"). Across Canada, anti-racist activists,...

Occupy Canada movement unscathed by Maclean's attack

The right-wing Canadian media establishment unleashed one of its loudest barking dogs this week as Maclean's Andrew Coyne tried to tear a strip off the Occupy Wall Street movement in Canada. ...

Why the site crashed yesterday and other VO news

Yesterday, the site shut down for five hours. This happened under the pressure of a huge surge in traffic.  Finally, we upgraded to a larger server and acquired new speed and capacity.  We...

UBC symposium on anti-Asian racism finds Maclean's "Too Asian?" too insensitive

Two weeks ago, I wrote a commentary in response to Maclean’s “Too Asian?” Since then, many voices have chimed in from left, right, and centre to offer their two cents. Aside from a brief non-apology...

Asian, whatever that means

What the heck does “Asian flush" mean?