‘Widespread’ workplace abuse persists for Chinese restaurant workers

 

Chinese workers in Greater Toronto restaurants face “widespread and persistent” workplace abuse, including being routinely denied minimum wage, overtime pay and vacation pay, according to a new report.

 

The report to be released Monday finds that some 43 per cent of Chinese workers earned less than the minimum wage, currently set at $11.25. Over half of the respondents reported working more than 40 hours a week, but only 11 per cent of those eligible for overtime pay said they received it.

 

The majority of workers were also cheated out of their statutory entitlements, the report shows: 61 per cent said their employers denied them public holidays, and 57 per cent said they did not receive vacation pay.

 

“The experience of Chinese restaurant workers stands out as a powerful illustration of the atrocities suffered by some of the most vulnerable workers in our economy, as well as a demonstration of the complete failure of the Ontario government to act on its legal obligation to protect workers,” says the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic report called “Sweet & Sour: The Struggle of Chinese Restaurant-workers.”

 

Avvy Go, director of the clinic, said the findings were no different from a similar survey it did almost three decades ago.

 

“Unfortunately, nothing has changed in the last 30 years. Our clients come to us asking for help on the same issues over their employment rights. They are still paid half in cash, half by cheque, with a pay stub,” Go said in an interview.

“We are still banging our heads against the same system over and over again. We call the report Sweet & Sour because it is a good deal for restaurant patrons and owners but sour for the workers.”

 

The clinic undertook the survey to identify the scale of workplace exploitation experienced by Chinese workers, after being contacted by more than 600 clients with complaints about employment standards violations over the past three years.

Racist Feminist: Joanna Angel

https://angloamerica101.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/boycott-racist-bitch-joanna-angel-latest-episode-in-the-war-against-asians/

back in 2013 Joanna Angel decided to hire a white actor dress him up in yellowface. generating anger during the height of Hollywood war on Asian actors.   this racist identifies as feminist.

on the mangina’s heath site Joanna admits to being a feminist

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/sex/please-woman/the-feminists-guide-to-getting-it-on

A feminist’s predilection for openness and honesty extends to post-coital conversation. We have no qualms about commitment-free arrangements if it’s just sex that we want. “I really respect it when a guy agrees that we’re just going to fuck,” says feminist porn actress Joanna Angel. “I much prefer that to someone feeding me a bunch of bullshit.” Consider yourself told.

YellowFace: Janette Tough plays Japanese fashion designer Huki Muki in the forthcoming Ab Fab movie

 

http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/margaret-cho-ab-fab-has-racist-yellowface.html#

We know you’re all very excited for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, but comedian Margaret Cho has some bad news for you: There’s yellowface. Yes, it’s almost 2016, and it’s like we’re back to Mickey Rooney circa 1961 being really offensive inBreakfast at Tiffany’s. Scottish comedian Janette Tough makes a cameo appearance in the film as a male Japanese fashion designer named “Huki Muki” (that is not a real Japanese name) in an outfit that’s clearly a reference to the artist Yayoi Kusama. Cho was the first to point out this troubling bit of yellowface, writing on Twitter, “It’s hard enough to get into film and TV as a person of color – and when roles written for us are played by white actors – it’s an outrage.”

Hollywood Diversity: Marvel Casting Tilda Swinton to Play Asian Man?

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/28/hollywood-diversity-marvel-casting-tilda-swinton-to-play-asian-man/

Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is in talks to star as the Ancient One in the upcoming Marvel superhero film Doctor Strange, despite the character’s originally written gender and ethnicity, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

While Marvel Studios has generally kept its film characters as close to their comic inspiration as possible, some have criticized the studio’s previous casting choices for their lack of diversity.

(Other Marvel films include franchises such as The Avengers, Captain America, The Punisher, Spider-Man and X-Men.)

Enter Swinton, who could possibly star as the 500-year-old Tibetan sorcerer the Ancient One, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and an integral character now has a new look, in-step with the industry’s move toward more diversity.

While Marvel’s consideration to cast a female as the Sorcerer Supreme is being praised by some fans of the franchise, others are still upset, and an argument is being made the actress would actually make the film less diverse.

In traditional Marvel storylines, the Ancient One was a peaceful male farmer of Asian descent, which Swinton is most certainly not.

A quick Twitter search reveals some Doctor Strange fans have their reservations about the proposal

Far from Tibet, Swinton was born the daughter of a major general in the Scots Guard in London, England, and was a classmate and friend to Diana Spencer, better known as Princess Diana.

Swinton, who has demonstrated her acting range over a career that started in the mid-1980s, has starred in movies such as Constantine, The Grand Budapest Hotel and theChronicles of Narnia franchise, as of late.

She won an Academy Award in 2008 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton.

Doctor Strange is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, and the film is expected to debut in November of 2016, possibly minus a high-profile Asian character.

Disney fans protest against ‘whitewashing’ as more than 30,000 sign Mulan petition

Disney and the rest of racist hollywood can now use the “they can’t find Asian actors” excuse because Asians actors and actress are fleeing to Asia for acting jobs.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/disney-fans-protest-against-whitewashing-as-more-than-30000-sign-mulan-petition-10170417.html

Disney fans have already began protesting against a white Mulanahead of the studio’s live action remake of the animated 1998 movie.

More than 30,000 people have signed an online petitiondemanding an Asian lead, as the legendary story is about a Chinese girl who goes to fight the Huns disguised as a man to save her ailing father’s life.

Hollywood has come under fire recently for the casting of white actors as characters meant to be from other races. US actressRooney Mara will play ‘Native American’ princess Tiger Lily inPan this summer, while Christian Bale starred as Moses inExodus: Gods and Kings because director Ridley Scott did not want “Mohammed so-and-so from such-and-such” in the main role.

Natalie Molnar, who founded the Mulan petition, writes that so-called whitewashing has a “direct, harmful impact on not only the movie itself but the audience”.

“Whitewashing implies that people of colour cannot be heroes (although they may at times be villains or supporting characters), leaving it far more difficult for countless children around the world to see themselves in the stories they love and think that they too can make a difference,” she says.

“It perpetuates a standard of beauty and goodness wherein whites are considered the ideal and norm despite that not only are Americans diverse, but the entire world is.

“As for the acting community, keeping diverse actors out of what should be diverse roles severely limits the number of roles they can get, especially a potentially name-making role such asMulan’s eponymous character would surely be.

Macau-born Ming-Na Wen originally voiced Mulan for Disney and can currently be seen in Marvel’s superhero series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

However, a recent study found that just 4 per cent of all female characters in Hollywood films last year were Asian or Latina, with only 11 per cent identifying as African-American.

Mulan will follow The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast,Dumbo and Pinocchio into a modern remake, with Disney already having enjoyed huge success with Alice in Wonderland,Maleficent and, most recently, Cinderella starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/disney-fans-protest-against-whitewashing-as-more-than-30000-sign-mulan-petition-10170417.html

http://news.yahoo.com/activists-hollywood-dont-even-think-whitewashing-mulan-192551502.html

a comment under the yahoo article

Katie Campagna 4 hours ago

Jim Sturgess was cast as the lead in the movie 21 about some card-counting MIT students. The real-life group of students was mostly Asian-American, in the movie only 2 of them were asian, and both played side roles with shallow character development, few lines, and little backstory.

Jim Sturgess was also cast to play a Korean man in Cloud Atlas, where they actually applied yellowface in the form of prosthetics and makeup to make their chosen british caucasian actor look Korean.

The last name of the sheriff in 30 Days of Night was changed to one that sounded more caucasian, since they chose Josh Hartnett to play a character who, in the comic books, is Inuit. The real-life town is 57% Native American and 22% white. In the movie there is only one Inuit character, who is played by a Samoan actor.

The lead role in the movie Drive was written as a Latina woman, which the director re-wrote so he could cast Carey Mulligan

The lead role in Stuck was loosely based on the real life story of a black woman, yet they cast Mena Suvari to play the role. And then actually gave her cornrows??

Keanu Reeves was chosen to play one of the 47 Ronin. Really?

The entire cast of both Exodus and Gods of Egypt.

Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen to play a Persian Prince

Rooney Mara was cast as Tiger Lily in the movie Pan coming out next year. Tiger Lily being the Native American princess in Peter Pan.

Katniss is not white in the books and is described as such, yet Jennifer Lawrence was cast to play her.

The real-life Tony Mendez is hispanic, while Ben Affleck who portrayed him in Argo is definitely not.

Jennifer Connelly was cast in A Beautiful Mind to play a wife that, in real life, is from El Salvador.

All of these happened in the last 15 years. It does happen. It happens all the time.

fan of racist hollywood boot out of restaurant

A man caught on camera allegedly racially abusing fast food workers at an Adelaide Hungry Jacks will face court after police caught up with him when his tirade continued on the street outside the restaurant.

A video of a man being confronted by fellow patrons after a series of outbursts in an Adelaide fast food outlet emerged online, today.

South Australian Police told ninemsn they had arrested a 19-year-old Gawler, SA man a short time after the video, shot on Friday evening, ended.

“Police were called to the restaurant at about 5.10pm on Friday 27 February after reports of a man acting in a disorderly manner towards staff and customers,” a police spokesperson said.

“A description of the man was given to police by witnesses who advised police that he had walked out of the restaurant.”

“A man was arrested by police a short distance away and charged with disorderly behaviour.”

The arrested man will face Adelaide Magistrates court on March 26.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/03/01/09/00/fast-food-racist-booted-out-by-customers#flGxm72U5JcLb6GM.99