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The Yakima Terror: Ninety years ago in Washington, a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment resulted in horror for Filipinos — an episode that seems to have been erased from history.

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Sikhs in America: A History of Hate: Demonized as immigrants. Mistaken for Muslims. For more than a century, Sikhs in the United States have faced suspicion and violence.

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He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered. This weekend marks the five-year anniversary of the shooting in Oak Creek, when a white supremacist gunman killed six members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin during their Sunday services.

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How data can debunk the ‘model minority’ myth: The collection of detailed ethnicity data is essential for the justification of government programs that benefit Asian Americans.

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Don’t use Asian Americans to justify anti-affirmative action politics: Anti-affirmative action activists want you to think they’re defending the interests of Asian Americans. But they’re not.

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Why Asian Americans Refuse to Be a Wedge in the War on Affirmative Action: “We have been here before. Asian Americans and the issue of affirmative action have long been used to drive a wedge between communities of color and obfuscate the real purpose of the program, which brings opportunity to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

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The ‘Good Immigrants,’ The ‘Bad Immigrants,’ The Deported: As the current administration ramps up to justify detainment and deportation, we must remember that the “good” and “bad” binary is a tool in dehumanizing all immigrants.

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‘Cheap slaves’: Trump, immigration and the ugly history of the Chinese Exclusion Act: The current president is backing a Senate proposal to slash legal immigration, using language that reminds some of the ugly, racist side of this nation’s history.

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John Chiang is the no-drama candidate for governor in the Trump era, and you’re probably saying his name wrong: State Treasurer John Chiang, Democratic candidate for governor, is on the campaign trail, where his nonstop networking has paid dividends in the past.

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More Asian-Americans Are Facing Breast Cancer And Westernization May Be Why: In California, the breast cancer rate among Asian Americans has risen over the past 15 years, according to a new study. Why is that? Some wonder if it is an unintended consequence of assimilation.

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Eat, Memory: A heart-rending essay by David Wong Louie recounting his life with throat cancer.

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It’s A School’s Job To Acknowledge Race: A few years ago, commentator Grace Lin joined the Diversity Committee of her child’s preschool in western Massachusetts . When one of the members asked dubiously whether race really needed to be addressed with young children, Lin knew the answer instantly.

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Dear Adoption, I Am Finally Ready to Face You — The Real You, The Darker You: Mary San Agustin confronts the uncomfortable realities of adoption: “To many, you have proven to be a corrupt and broken system, but no one likes to talk about that. In some cases, you are a cunning cash exchange posing as altruism. Because of you, some are plucked from the frying pan and put into the fire.”

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Not Dead: What the parallels between the violent murders of Glenn Rhee on The Walking Dead and Vincent Chin tell us about being Asian in America.

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Is a Hmong-helmed horror movie ready to make a killing? St. Paul investors hope so: Bedeviled, a horror movie by Hmong American brothers Abel and Burlee Vang, opens in limited release on August 11.

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Aziz Ansari on Quitting the Internet, Loneliness, and Season 3 of Master of None: After the success of his Netflix series Master of None, comedian/actor Aziz Ansari vowed to go analog. He talks to GQ about the art of unplugging.

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John Cho in Columbus Is John Cho as You’ve Never Seen Him Before: John Cho Expert Nicole Chung talks to John Cho about writing Asian American characters and navigating Hollywood.

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A Year Later, There’s Finally a Movie #StarringJohnCho: Film theorist turned director Kogonada reveals the burdens of family obligation that fuel his movie Columbus, starring John Cho.

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Straight outta… China? The young Asian artists bucking hip-hop trends: Bridging East and West, Brooklyn-based record label 88 Rising has helped Asian rappers find an audience in America.

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Catching Up With TNG and DS9 Guest Star, Julia Nickson: StarTrek.com interviews actress Julia Nickson, who had memorable guest star roles on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.


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