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The Slants on the Power of Repurposing a Slur: “The battles about hate speech shouldn’t be waged at the Trademark Office, decided by those who have no connections to our communities. Those skirmishes lead to arbitrary, inconsistent results and slowly chip away at the dignity and agency of oppressed people to decide appropriateness on our terms.”

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The Slants show full meaning of free speech: Can freedom of expression and protection of the oppressed coexist? According to the Portland band whose dispute over their name lasted over eight years before finally going to the Supreme Court — yes, it can.

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Asian ‘Boat People,’ Once Opposed More Than Syrian Refugees Today, Speak Out: One Lao and two Vietnamese refugees speak frankly about how their experiences relate to the need to support refugees today. “There are a lot of innocent people who are refugees, and given the opportunity, [they] would give back 100 times more than what was given to them.”

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Be Better: A Guide to Avoid Cultural Appropriation: Soleil Ho breaks down cultural exchange versus cultural appropriation — and even provides examples what you should and should not do at a party.

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No, it’s not “fine” to call me a Chinaman: Is it so hard to recognize Asian Canadians as Canadians in Vancouver?: C’mon, you lazy racists. People can be both Asian and Canadian.

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The Lost Generation: From ‘The Joy Luck Club’ To ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: An entire generation in the U.S. missed out on seeing Asian American families represented in film and television.

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The Inner World of Ali Wong: How the San Francisco native grew up, cracked filthy jokes, got pregnant, filmed a Netflix special, and became the next big thing in comedy.

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5 reasons Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon stayed married after turning their love life into ‘The Big Sick’: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon weren’t just co-writers on the screenplay for producer Judd Apatow’s The Big Sick; they put their own real-life romance on-screen for the world to see. Here, Nanjiani and Gordon dole out some dating advice based on their experiences.

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Why Are Brown Men So Infatuated With White Women Onscreen? While projects like The Big Sick, Master of None, and Homecoming King offer welcome depiction of brown Muslim men in love, the characters pursue white women at the expense of women of color.

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Author: Marcus M. Wise

I love to spend my time online and on some outdoor activities that I like. I spend my weekends by going out with my friends and family. I also love to travel around the world if there a window for monetary budget. I have been into some exciting places and I am surprised to new things I saw.

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