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Reappropriate Reads: Week of June 29, 2018
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By Reappropriate Intern: V. Huynh What it means to be seen as a queer Asian American “Everywhere I turn – nightlife, zines, Instagram, my local coffee shop – I see queer Asians flaunting their attitude, their platform heels, and a smoldering, IDGAF look that inspires me to be louder, prouder, and fearless. But when I […]

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Protected: Women & Leadership
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Ours is a History of Resistance
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By: Karin Wang (@naragirl), Asian Americans Advancing Justice Since we launched “Write Back, Fight Back” two months ago, we have witnessed the power of words to name our struggles, reclaim our identities, and voice our power. We close out our series by centering the story of Asian immigrants challenging racism through the courts and in […]

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The Trauma of Childhood Separation: Reflections of a Korean American Adoptee
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By Guest Contributor: Mia Ives-Rublee (@SeeMiaRoll) The cries of children echo in my head after listening to the ProPublica recording of children crying at a detention center. It reminds me of my own experiences as a young child. I was adopted at the age of three from South Korea. My biological family left me at […]

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When Gay Pride Was Excluded From India Pride
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The following piece is part of The Aerogram’s collaboration with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), which documents and shares the history of South Asian Americans. *** YouTube video[…] The post When Gay Pride Was Excluded From India Pride appeared first on The Aerogram. No tags for this post.

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The NBA Draft is antiquated, but still entertaining content
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Thanks to NBA insiders like Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, watching the NBA draft hasn’t been the same for theContinue Reading No tags for this post.

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Sherry Chen, Falsely Accused, Wins Case but still has not been Restored to Her Job
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Image courtesy of NBC News. Back in 2015, I had watched on 60 Minutes and also read with dismay Chinese American Sherry Chen’s story: “On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, Sherry Chen drove, as usual, to her office at the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, where she forecast flood threats along the Ohio River. She […]

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They Call Us Bruce – Episode 43: They Call Us Will Choi
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. Each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus on […]

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This Mess We’re In: A Vision of the Web after White Supremacy
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By: Cayden Mak In 1998, when I was 11, we got the internet at home. My mom, a public school teacher, thought it’d be useful for me and my little sister to do our homework. She has always been very forward-thinking about technology, and computers were a part of our home life for most of […]

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China is trying to manufacture a women’s hockey dynasty, but is that possible?
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The country just started building their team, but their sights are already set on Olympic gold. By Saqib Rahim PublishedContinue Reading No tags for this post.

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Weaponizing the Bible to Separate Families Is Unchristian
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As immigrant families are torn apart, two South Asian American pastors speak out *** As South Asian American women and ordained Christian pastors in northern California, we take the Bible[…] The post Weaponizing the Bible to Separate Families Is Unchristian appeared first on The Aerogram. No tags for this post.

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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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