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APEX Express, for April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Peace APEX Community! Join us this week for two exciting segments:

First, APEX Contributor Ellen Choy will sit down with three API holistic healers who practice different non-Western, holistic modalities of healing.  We’ll discuss what it means to be a holistic ‘healer,’ what it means to be an Asian healer in the US context, why communities lack access to holistic healing, and much more.  Plus, they’ll share resources on air on how to access their practices and others!

And for the second half of our show, we’ll air a segment produced by APEX Contributor Robynn Takayama aka Nonogirl. She covers the new documentary Delano Manongs – which covers the story of Larry Itliong and the Filipino farm workers that joined arms with their Chicano comrades to build the United Farm Workers in the 60s. As we celebrate Cesar Chavez this week, and the debut of the new film about him and the Chicano farmworkers, we’re highlighting this film to celebrate the story of the Filipino farmworkers and activists who were also a key part of that history.

We’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to the April 17th Ensemble Mik Nawooj show at Yoshi’s Oakland! Tune in.

With Host Ellen Choy.


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I heard you make a comment

I heard you make a comment about the Colbert show in your introduction. I think you have taken this out of context. Colbert was satirizing the Washington Redskin's refusal to change its name--as it is racist. By juxtaposing with another people he shows how ridiculous the football is in their claim that they are not being racist. Nobody would except 'ching-chong chang ding dong foundation' so why do they accept Redsins.

I am not Asian, but I have lived in China for more than 8 years and have been in a long time relationship with an Asian. I know thousands of Asian people here in Asia. This kind of racism is lost on them--they dont get it or care--for them it is not racist. Its not racist to call an Asian Oriental--its a word and its normal. In fact it is a major corporation--New Oriental. They make fun of 'others' all the time, and small things like this are not noticed. Its just not a thing for them.
Racism is manufactured, and it is cultural.

My point: in China, racism that Asians might feel in America is non-existent in Asia--because its out of context. Racism must be in context.

Colbert's joke was taken out of context. In writing, in journalism, in college 101 it is a sin to quote anyone out of context.

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