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BREAKING: Viral Story About “Asian White Supremacist” May Be Fake: After a Medium post recounting the experiences of a self-described “Asian White Supremacist” was shared widely, some fairly simple internet sleuthing has raised serious questions about the essay and author’s authenticity.

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Authenticity in casting: From ‘colorblind’ to ‘color conscious,’ new rules are anything but black and white: “If a role is written for a particular ethnicity, sexual identity, gender or disability, how far should the creative community go to find an actor who checks that particular box? And should the fact that many traditionally marginalized groups are fighting for better representation be taken into consideration? Who has the right to tell what stories? And who gets to make that decision?”

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200 years of authenticity (or lack thereof) in casting: American entertainment has a long, complicated history when it comes to authenticity in casting. Here’s a look at some of the milestones that have led to the modern conversation about who has the right to play which roles.

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These 3 Women Are Fed Up With Sexual Harassment. And They’re Taking Action. A trio of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs just launched, a comprehensive guide for anyone who’s experienced sexual harassment at work and doesn’t know what to do next.

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Man who conspired with sister in 1993 ‘black widow’ murder now seeks clemency: 23 years after fatally shooting his sister’s boyfriend, Andrew Suh has apologized for his actions and is seeking reprieve from his 80-year prison sentence.

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Nonprofit Helps California’s Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Businesses: NPR highlights Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement, a nonprofit that works directly with Asian farmers across California to provide local and healthy food to the Asian and Pacific Islander population in Los Angeles.

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Chinatown’s swap meets once opened a door to the American dream. Now, their future is uncertain: Not only does L.A. Chinatown’s swap meets offer some of the best bargains to be found in the city, they offer vendors a crack at the American dream. But that dream is now at risk.

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Diane Wong on gentrification in Chinatowns and being labeled “too radical for academia”: Ethnographer, scholar, and activist Diane Wong, whose dissertation studies the gentrifcation of American Chinatowns, talks with The Tempest about gentrification, being a woman of color in academia, and the connection between scholarship and activism.

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Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma’s Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out: From the backbreaking labor of clearing roads and digging out caves to highly skilled horticultural work, Chinese laborers helped build Sonoma’s wine country, dating as far back as the mid-1800s.

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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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