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Class, Capitalism and the Creation of a Progressive Asian America
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By Guest Contributor: Sudip Bhattacharya (@ResistRun) Chris Phan used to believe that they were an anomaly. After all, Phan and those around them in their community were working class Asian Americans; this didn’t match the mainstream perception of Asian Americans as economically and educationally privileged. Eventually, Phan realized that what they and others experience on […]

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Asian American Youth and E-Cigarette products
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by Chris Sedayao While a little less than 1 in 7 of all Americans smoke, around 1 in 4 Vietnamese American men smoke, according to the Center for Disease Control.  The use of cigarettes has decreased significantly in the United States since the days of the Marlboro Man, with young adults smoking 18-24 less than […]

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A Short Review:  Bao
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Accompanying the Pixar movie The Incredibles 2 is a short called Bao.  It starts, as you can see from the trailer above, when a woman who has just cooked some bao is shocked when one of them comes to life.  While we have talked about Russell from Up being Asian American, this short was striking […]

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Beloved Community Mural in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo Defaced by Graffiti
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In October of 2005, twenty hand-painted wooden panels were framed and mounted onto the east-facing wall of Los Angeles Little Tokyo’s Japanese Village Plaza to form the “Home is Little Tokyo” community mural. Nearly three years in the making, the mural is truly a community project: commissioned by a large coalition of local residents, businesses, […]

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Asian Americans Run for Something: Tara Sreekrishnan | Candidate for CA Cupertino, City Council
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This year, a record number of Asian Americans are running for public office at the local, state, and national level. Reappropriate has partnered with Run for Something — a non-profit launched in 2017 to support grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates — to profile these progressive Asian American candidates for higher office. Check back at […]

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The Jeremy Lin Effect: Breaking Asian Stereotypes in the South
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By Guest Contributor: Noah de la Rosa “You’re out!” The umpire exclaims. I think to myself, “Geez Christian, calm down it’s only intramurals.” Student referees take their job too seriously It was the third straight time of the season that I struck out while starting off at bat. There’s probably a better way of saying […]

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The Other Asian
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This essay was originally posted to Desis for Progress. By: Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed (@tazzystar) I first learn I am Asian when in the 3rd grade, I’m handed a standardized test. The first page, under my name asks me to mark one of the following?—?“White, Black, Hispanic, Asian or Other.” I raise my hand and ask […]

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Searching for Queer Asian Pacific America
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Guest Post by Patrick G. Lee I grew up thinking that you could be queer or Asian, but never both. That definitely had to do with the TV shows I watched (Will & Grace; Sex and the City) and the people I met at my Korean church (all straight or super super super closeted). So […]

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The Illusion of the Asian American Dream
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Asian Americans are often lauded as a “model minority” that has achieved complete acceptance into American society. But silent and pervasive racism has shown that American identity was never meant to include people who look like me. By Guest Contributor: Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director, NAPAWF Throughout Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), I have reflected […]

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How NBA jerseys became one of the hottest fashion items in Samoa
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Rugby and boxing reign supreme among sports, and yet, Samoa’s fascination with NBA jerseys makes perfect sense. By Rohit SudarshanContinue Reading No tags for this post.

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Ending “Male Chauvinism” In the Movement: Lessons from the Long Sixties
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By: Mark Tseng-Putterman (@tsengputterman) As Asian Americans living in the years of Amy Chua, Ajit Pai, Peter Liang and Nikki Haley, it’s easy to romanticize the Movement: those revolutionary years when “brothers and sisters” from Chinatowns, Little Tokyos, and Manilatowns across the country came together to stand with Black Power and confront the racist war […]

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Reconnecting Heart and Head: Racism, Immigration Policy, WeChat, and Chinese Americans
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By: OiYan Poon Smirking when I asked if he had any questions before I turned on my recorder for our interview, Stan responded, “Yes. I can tell by your name and how you talk that you’re probably ‘Chinatown Chinese.’ Am I right?” Stunned and curious, I asked, “What do you mean by ‘Chinatown Chinese’?” Presumably […]

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Langtang, Best langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Trek, langtang Valley Trekking Packages
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Langtang Valley Trek is also known for glaciers trek. It’s an amazing place to go for adventurous trekking that you must try once in a life time. Tags: Langtang Trek, langtang Valley Trek, langtang Valley Trekking

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Everest High Passes Trek, Everest 3 Passes Trek, Everest High Passes Trekking, Three Passes Treak
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Experience the most Adventurous Everest High Passes Trek with the guidance of Himalayantrekking. Everest 3 Passes Trek is famous among adventure lovers. Tags: Everest 3 Passes Trek, Everest High Passes Trek

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Hey Student Leaders! Apply to the Youth Leadership Summit.
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Asian American Advancing Justice is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership Summit. Hey, student leaders! Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC is accepting applications for the Youth Leadership Summit, a three-day leadership development program for high achieving college students. The program brings together a group of students to Washington DC for advocacy trainings and […]

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