012: Happiness

In episode #012, historian Kong Pha (pha98523@gmail.com)  joins the co-hosts of #hoochim to talk about Choua Xiong, an elderly Hmong woman who was bitten by Coon Rapids’ police k9 and the community response to this incident; Hmong people, identity politics, and politics; Hmong LGBTQ and our narratives and happiness; and what Kong Pha is up to.

Below is the list of links for what we mentioned and talked about in this episode:

Choua Xiong bitten by Coon Rapids’ police k9 – http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/05/police-canine-bites-woman-coon-rapids/

Press Conference coverage by Suab Hmong news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLiBW0fR7I

Kong Pha’s article, A call to move from identity politics to radical local engagement: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/community-voices-a-call-to-move-from-identity-politics-to-radical-local-engagement/

Claiming place, on the agency of Hmong women, http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/claiming-place

Chapter: Finding queer Hmong America : gender, sexuality, culture, and happiness among Hmong LGBTQ

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011: It’s All Fucked Up

In this episode, we talk about the University of Minnesota’s football sexual assault case, the election results, and what is a Hmong fuckboy.

  1. University of Minnesota Football Sexualt Assault Case
    1. Police Report 
    2. University of MN Investigation Report  
  2. University California, Davis Sex Assault Case : We acknowledge that although Her was not convicted of rape, he plead no contest to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, a felony. Her is to register as a sex offender. In this episode we use the word “rape” because this is the word the victim, Yee Xiong, uses and the basis for the cases that went to trial.
  3. Election Results
    1. Events/incidents after the elections
  4. What does a Hmong Fuckboy looks like?
    1. Buzzfeed article 

Fuckboy definition used in podcast (not white girl definition): http://jezebel.com/the-definition-of-fuckboy-is-not-what-bad-trend-pieces-1725157828


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Questions We’ll Never Have Answers to, January 2017 Edition

This is the January 2017 edition of Questions We’ll Never Have Answers to. It’s important to note that these questions are listed in no particular order. Have some answers? Leave them in the comments.

  1. Why do Hmong people hate Yasmi so much? (read the comments)
  2. Who attended Trump’s inauguration festivities?
  3. When did Takeshi Kaneshiro grow from teenage c-pop star into handsome heartthrob?
  4. Why are there dragons in bodies of water? And why do people not care?
  5. Why it is that from January – April there is a surge of traveling to Thailand/Laos by Hmong people?
  6. Is Brenda Song Hmong?
  7. I don’t understand how the women’s march was the start of a movement. is it because for the first time white women are woke? Haven’t the movement been going one for a really long time?
  8. Asians = White people?