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Strangers In Town: Twenty-five years after Los Angeles rose up, how far have we come as a nation? Ten stories about the L.A. riots and the world they made, including Inkoo Kang, who shares about growing up in Koreatown and watching it burn.

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They were kids during the L.A. riots. Now two Korean Americans tell their community’s overlooked story: Carol Park and Justin Chon, both children of Korean American business owners during the 1992 L.A. riots, share their perspectives on what the riots meant to them as kids — and now as adults.

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Reflecting on April 30th: “April 30th was never about winning or losing a war for me. It has been about unwarranted loss of lives, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes I’m expected to embrace or condemn the Vietnamese or Americans that partook on either sides. I don’t. Instead, I live firmly in a world where I never wish war on anyone, and I do whatever I can to prevent such atrocities for others.”

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George Takei: Internment, America’s Great Mistake: Every year since the late 1960s, on the last Saturday in April, there has been a pilgrimage to a place called Manzanar in California, where one of ten United States internment camps once stood.

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Walking In Their Footsteps At A Former Japanese Internment Camp: Melissa Hung shares about her visit with a group of friends to the Manzanar National Historic Site.

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A Quiet Civil Rights Hero: Mitsuye Endo’s Landmark Supreme Court Case: During World War II, four legal cases challenged the U.S. policy of Japanese incarceration. But only one was successful.

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Chinese Tour Groups Suck: Panpan Wang is part of that Chinese tour group. But it’s so much more than that.

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The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person: “Growing up, I was the weird kid who adored boiled pig intestines and fermented tofu. So imagine my surprise when the 2000s hit and the food of my people was suddenly cool.”

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Are We Wrong to Call Americanized Chinese Food ‘Inauthentic’? American Chinese food is authentic, and when you call it inauthentic, you’re ignoring a lot of history and devaluing a little bit the food and the people who brought it here.

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Why Is Asian Salad Still on the Menu?: You’ve seen it. Maybe you’ve even ordered it. But why is Asian salad, and all its other names, still on the menu?

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Reveals How Writers’ Workshops Can Be Hostile: Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about how writers’ workshops, like other predominantly white spaces, can be hostile environments for women and people of color.

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“The Tiger Hunter” star Danny Pudi on his childhood and first romantic lead role: Danny Pudi plays Sami Malik in The Tiger Hunter, a film about an Indian immigrant chasing the American dream in 1970s Chicago.

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‘Banana’ Is Highlighting The Asian-American Experience In A Whole New Way: In 2014, Vicki Ho and Kathleen Tso launched Banana Magazine, a lifestyle magazine dedicated to Asians that explore both Eastern and Western cultures.


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