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May 23 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: 8 Asians

by Thomas Hynes


As the name might suggest, 8 Asians is a collaborative blog. The blog launched on Christmas Eve 2006 with, you guessed it, eight writers. The number of contributors on the masthead has since swelled to a larger number. But in the interest of keeping a consistent domain, they've kept the name the same. Or as they say, "The 8 in 8Asians now reflects the spirit of community on this blog." And speaking of the blog's name, being Asian (or the fact that they fill out the same census bubble) is about all these contributors have in common.

On this blog, you'll read about the long overdue repeal of the 1942 resolution on Japanese American internment. And speaking of Japanese Americans, you can read about five you "wouldn't want to mess with." For example, did you know there was a Japanese American in the Black Panthers? Because, I sure didn't. The blog also deals with pop culture. In this piece, you can read about the 10 K-Pop groups most likely to succeed in the U.S. Or in this piece, you can read about how the "Carrie Diaries" trailer reveals that there are actually minorities living in New York City.

8 Asians approaches the Asian American experience from many different angles, because, well, there are a lot of different Asian American experiences. There are a lot of different perspectives.There are a lot of different types of people with a lot of different opinions. It's almost as though all Asian Americans aren't completely alike!

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