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‘Doctor Strange’ Cast Addresses Whitewashing Controversy at Film’s World Premiere: Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson says he wanted to cast The Ancient One as a woman, but not an Asian woman, because he wanted to avoid “Dragon Lady” stereotypes. Nice try. How about trying a little harder?

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Commemorating LA’s Chinese Massacre, possibly the worst lynching in US history: Monday marks the 145th anniversary of the Chinese Massacre, when vigilantes tortured and hanged at least 18 Chinese men and boys in LA’s Chinatown.

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Vietnamese-Americans Are No Longer A Lock For The Republican Party: “Vietnamese-Americans, who number nearly 2 million, with especially large concentrations in California and Texas, are part of the larger narrative of Asian-Americans who have switched party affiliations and votes from Republican to Democratic.”

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George Takei: An Open Letter to America’s Young Voters: The acclaimed actor and activist writes about how our youth can lead the U.S. to a brighter, more tolerant future post-Trump.

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My Korean mom is voting for Trump *backwards dive into a sea of eye rolls*: For the duration of election season, Jezzika Chung will be communicating with her mother only via text.

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How I Learned That Beauty Doesn’t Have To Hurt: “Growing up in a Korean American family, I absorbed the idea that any feeling of pleasure comes at a cost. But as I get older, I’m realizing it doesn’t have to work that way.”

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I ‘Went Back to China’ — and Felt More American Than Ever: “I had tried to ‘go back to China,’ only to find myself more American than I’d realized. But I’m not running away anymore.”

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How Asian-American Radicals Brought ‘Yellow Power’ To Chinatown: A short history on how radical Asian Americans organized in New York City’s Chinatown throughout the 1960s and 70s.

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Ashok and Jeff Find Out Who’s Fakin’ The Funk: Writer and activist Jeff Chang talks about code switching, his new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Asian American spectator status, and President Obama’s favorite comic book store in Honolulu.

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Watch as Koreatown’s Best Restaurant Gets Sold Off to Developers: The latest installment of KCET’s The Migrant Kitchen tells the heartbreaking story of Jun Won, one of Los Angeles Koreatown’s best restaurants.

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Mulan, Whitewashing, And The Problem Of Asian-American Representation In Hollywood: The controversy over casting the live-action Mulan raises some issues.

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‘Iron Fist’ Won’t Be the Asian-American ‘Luke Cage’, Which Blows: Marvel’s Iron Fist is a show engineered for everyone, but so far it appears to ignore the identity that could have made it truly significant.

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StoryCorps: Exploring Filipino Arts in SoMa: In celebration of Filipino American History Month, CAAM and StoryCorps SF collaborated to capture some oral histories from Filipino Americans in SoMa.

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The Making of a Comics Memoir: Mari Naomi’s latest comic I Thought You Hated Me strives to depict more realistic and nuanced stories of female friendship.

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Day In The Life With Chloe KIm: TIME takes you inside a day with Chloe Kim, a record-breaking American snowboarder and one of TIME’s 30 most influential teens of 2016.


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