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Chinese Detergent Ad Draws Charges of Racism: Yes, that Chinese laundry detergent ad is racist as f*ck.

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Meet the Chinese American immigrants who are supporting Donald Trump: Contrary to all the attention received by the group calling itself “Chinese Americans For Trump,” most Chinese Americans don’t love trump. Polls show that they overwhelmingly disapprove of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

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My ‘Oriental’ Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves: “My dad, who came to the U.S. in 1969 from Hong Kong, who speaks English-lilted-with-Taishanese, who has lived in Connecticut for two-thirds of his life — three times the length of his time in Asia — still uses the word ‘Oriental.'”

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How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges: The University of Iowa suspects at least 30 Chinese students of having used ringers to take their exams. The case offers a look inside a thriving underground economy of cheating services aimed at the hundreds of thousands of Chinese kids applying to and attending foreign colleges.

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Opinion: It’s Time to Start Putting Effort Toward Polling Asian Americans: “AAPIs are the fastest growing racial group in the nation and a rising political force. Understanding their needs and concerns — and addressing them — is vital not only for the AAPI community, but indeed for the strength and future of our nation.”

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Japanese-American Sons Fought And Died In WWII As U.S. Detained Their Family: For this Boston family, every day is Memorial Day. Miki and Summer Akimoto are committed to keeping the memory of their Japanese American family’s sacrifice during World War II from fading away.

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Hoboken Councilman Responds To Racist Tweet Calling Him ‘Terrorist’: Responding to an inflammatory Twitter post calling him a “terrorist,” Hoboken City Councilman Ravinder Bhalla — a Sikh man born and raised in New Jersey — said he was “not deterred but more determined to serve.”

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Discussing Past Suicide Attempts, Cincinnati President Aims to Lessen Stigma: Santa J. Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, made some strikingly candid remarks at a recent mental health fundraising event, sharing that he had attempted suicide on two separate occasions, in his teens and in his late 20s.

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Growing Up Asian: Episode 13 of the Good Game podcast, host Lin Jie Kong chats with Rad Yeo, Sanita Khandharixay and Michael Hing on what it was like growing up Asian in Australia, and why diversity and representation is so important for the media industry.

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In Little Saigon, some Latinos are learning Vietnamese to get ahead: Over time, the boundaries between Vietnamese and Latino immigrant communities in Orange County have blurred and expanded, coalescing to drive the region’s commercial and cultural life.

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The History of Pho: The Lucky Peach‘s “Pho Issue” features an excerpt from Andrea Nguyen’s forthcoming The Pho Cookbook, discussing the rich history, culture and tradition behind the popular noodle soup.

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The Asian art collective celebrating self-love: It’s the return of AZN. Eternal Dragonz are a collective of Western-based, Asian-descended musicians and visual artists channelling their ‘AZN pride.’

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Behaving Badly: In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, Mimi Wong takes a moment to celebrate those less-than-perfect literary characters who, in their own way, sought to resist assimilation.

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Burt Kwouk, ‘Pink Panther’ Actor, Dies at 85: British actor Burt Kwouk, best known for his role as Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in the Pink Panther comedies, died on Tuesday. He was 85.

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Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored. “It’s never been easy for an Asian-American actor to get work in Hollywood, let alone take a stand against the people who run the place. But the recent expansion of Asian-American roles on television has paradoxically ushered in a new generation of actors with just enough star power and job security to speak more freely about Hollywood’s larger failures.”

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16-Year-Old Snowboarding Champion Chloe Kim Is Just a Regular Teenager: While Chloe Kim is, hands down, one the best competitive snowboarders in the world, she’s still a typical 16-year-old at heart.

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Asian American theater group pushes for the day when it doesn’t need #StarringJohnCho: Founded in 2011, the Los Angeles-based theatre collective Artists at Play produces shows by Asian American playwrights featuring mostly Asian American casts.

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No white people will star in the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ movie, and that’s a beautiful thing: When the live-action adaptation of the wildly-popular manga-turned-anime Fullmetal Alchemist hits theaters next year, its entire cast of lead characters will be Japanese.

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