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10 reasons why you should go watch @CrazyRichMovie today:

1) It’s entertaining. From beginning to end, you laugh, you cry, and you feel all warm inside.

2) It shows the tensions of being an Asian American in Asia. Asian Americans exist in a liminal, in between, space.
3) It shows a variety of masculinities that exists among Asian/Asian American men. One of the most common portrayals of Asian men is that they are effeminate, creating a false impression that paints a monolithic stereotype.
4) It de-fetishizes Asian women from being mere sexual objects. Asian women are often stereotyped as quiet and submissive sex objects, but this movie shows how they are strong and wise.
5) It identifies the cultural tensions Asians and Asian Americans deal with as they navigate both society and their family expectations. It decenters the western way of doing things while highlighting the eastern way of doing things as more than valid.
6) It features a variety of personalities and characters, instead of having the monolithic token Asian character that serves as a sidekick, math whiz, or scientist. @CrazyRichMovie shows that Asians are more than what is typically portrayed, breaking through stereotypes.
7) It highlights generational tensions in a grip-your-attention way. Three generations are represented in @CrazyRichMovie and the dynamics between the generations are highlighted in creative, yet all too familiar ways.
8) There are things that will nearly cut across all Asian/AA experiences that are not typically (or ever) highlighted on the big screen. I felt like @CrazyRichMovie peeked into my soul and put it on the screen for the world to see. In small statements, I saw myself in the movie.
9) It’s been a quarter century since a full Asian cast was featured in #joyluckclub. In a society that places Asians in the margins, @CrazyRichMovie centers the Asian experience. The success of this movie will show that Asians are very much a full part of the American society.
10) @jonmchu courageously turned down $100 million from Netflix to prove that Asian/ Asian American movies can be successful in the box office. The success of @CrazyRichMovie can lead to the production of multiple AA movies waiting to get green lit. Go watch it!
Bonus: @ConstanceWu @henrygolding @gemma_chan @awkwafina @kenjeong @krisaquino214 @nicosantos @HarryShumJr, and all the rest of the cast were FANTASTIC. If you don’t watch this movie, you are going to miss out on the cinematic highlight of the year/decade!

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Sep 19, 2018
It’s a privilege to think that you can “just preach the gospel” in the midst of injustices perpetuated in and out of the church.

Privilege means you can afford not to talk about issues that affect the body of Christ because it doesn’t affect you or people who look like you.
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Yet, they villainize people desperately in need of a home and celebrate exclusionary practices against the most vulnerable.
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