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Hey, Steve Harvey, Who Says I Might Not Steal Your Girl? “I realized that people on the margins aren’t afforded the privilege of being complicated, whole, human beings in America; we have to create that existence ourselves, and it is that experience that I feel fundamentally binds us. Over time, I began to find solidarity with my singularity and difference.”

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The Disturbing History Behind Steve Harvey’s “Asian Men” Jokes The TV host is the latest entertainer to get in hot water over racist punchlines whose origins can be traced all the way to the mid-1800s.

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NY’s Asian Lawmakers Blast Steve Harvey For Joking That White, Black Women Don’t Like Asian Men: New York’s Asian American elected officials are taking a stand against Steve Harvey’s remarks, demanding that the clip be retracted and the host make a public apology.

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The Injustice of Japanese-American Internment Camps Resonates Strongly to This Day: During World War II, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into camps, a government action that still haunts victims and their descendants. Photographs by Paul Kitagaki Jr. and Dorothea Lange.

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Mathematics for Human Flourishing: Why study mathematics? Professor Francis Su, outgoing President of the Mathematics Association of America, makes a case for the playfulness, beauty, justice, truth, and love of the subject.

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Precious Time: An illustrated short story by Thi Bui about nationalism, history, and the present day.

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Please Consider Me for Your Racial Ambassador Position: Someone, please hire Jean Ho to be your company’s racial ambassador. “My approach will include a series of non-judgmental drop-in workshops, addressing water cooler banter such as, ‘What about reverse racism?,’ ‘I don’t see color,’ ‘I’m not racist but,’ ‘My son’s Asian wife,’ ‘My Black friend said,’ ‘I can say that because I’m gay,’ and a range of other topics which might otherwise expose certain employees to awkward feelings when they discover they may have unintentionally said or done something racist or xenophobic.”

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As Chinatown Changes, the Neighborhood’s Chinese Restaurants Move Away from Cantonese Food: The changing demographics of L.A.’s Chinatown is also reflected in the food.

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Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction: With just fourteen short stories and a novella, the author behind the recent film Arrival has gained a rapturous following within the genre and beyond.

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10 Books By Indian Authors To Look Out For In 2017: Here’s a list of some great books by Indian authors to watch out for in 2017.

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‘Flying Lessons’ Is The Short Story Collection Every Child Needs To Read In 2017: Ellen Oh’s latest project, a middle grade story anthology titled Flying Lessons & Other Stories, is an effort to eliminate hate and promote empathy, and change the outcomes of elections.

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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Ignored the Legacy of MMA and Asian Hollywood: A throwaway remark ignores the work left behind by some of Hollywood’s most significant performers of color.


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