Emil Amok Archive

  • What’s Next for Yahoo’s Yang?

    What’s Next for Yahoo’s Yang?

    My penance for Jerry after his self-layoff To bastardize the Bard, I am neither here to praise nor to bury Jerry Yang, now officially to be the ex-CEO of Yahoo and the one-time Supreme conqueror of the Universe we know as the Internet. Yang was […]

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  • Colorless Obama: Ushering in the post-Affirmative Action era

    Colorless Obama: Ushering in the post-Affirmative Action era

    In the office of a non-profit youth activist in San Francisco’s Chinatown, a large front-page newspaper declaring Barack Obama’s victory hung on the wall as her homage to history. “He’s the poster boy for affirmative action,” she said. Or more appropriately, the glorious end of […]

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  • Obama’s New America

    Obama’s New America

    And the same old, same old American voters saw a black man walking toward them on the street and did not put their heads down or turn the other way. They joined him, made him their leader and followed him forward into history. This is […]

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  • OK-KK Racism

    OK-KK Racism

    It’s not the KKK-kind of racism we have to worry about on Election Day Soon Campaign 2008 will be over. And if we don’t get the president we want (or deserve) at the end of this long, knock-down-drag-out affair, at the very least we’ll have […]

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  • Just Say No: A God-fearing approach to California’s Proposition 8

    Just Say No: A God-fearing approach to California’s Proposition 8

    I no more believe that marriage should be only between a man and a woman than I believe the world is flat. It’s definitely not, even if you live in hilly parts of San Francisco’s Sunset District. But try telling that to the supporters of […]

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  • Daily Dose: 10/21/08

    Daily Dose: 10/21/08

    » Asian Market Report » Asian Suicide Rates Steady Compared to Peers » Attorney Says Kazuyoshi Miura Was Killed in L.A. Jail » Joseph Tang Sentenced to Three Years in Prison » Citizen Application Workshop » Wu Yee Social for Children’s Services » Anthony Soohoo, […]

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  • There’s No Debate: Undecided No More

    There’s No Debate: Undecided No More

    With the last debate on Wednesday, I decided to take my amok approach and become a maverick: I gave both candidates a bye. At this stage, it seemed to be the high road and the best way to clear the decks of the desperation and […]

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  • Want Inclusive Politics? End Discrimination in Mainstream Polls

    Want Inclusive Politics? End Discrimination in Mainstream Polls

    New APA poll reveals community’s real engagement in politics Today is my birthday. How old am I? Old enough to recall hearing the cliché “sleeping giant” used to describe Asian Americans and our underwhelming political prowess. I was a mere Lilliputian when I first heard […]

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  • Sarah Palin? She’s no Thelma Garcia Buchholdt

    Sarah Palin? She’s no Thelma Garcia Buchholdt

    It’s painful to see the rise of Alaska’s Sarah Palin, who this week tries to show she has the eloquence of at least a George W. Bush. Now if that doesn’t please the general electorate, it should at least make the joke writers over at […]

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  • The White Media’s Colorless Debates

    The White Media’s Colorless Debates

    The most anticipated debate of the campaign will take place this week. But there’s something missing in this campaign season where “change” is everything: you, or someone who looks like you, up there asking questions of the candidates. Where are the journalists of color? Really, […]

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