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How did bias affect the coverage of Andrew Yang’s campaign?

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On this 4th of July, a reflection on losing the hyphen in my Asian American identity

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Hyphens, derived from ancient Greek, meaning “in one” or literally “under one,” were meant to connect words. But they were historically used to connote that people of color have a split identity, and thereby not fully American. Being a “hyphenated American” was an epithet that originated in the late 19th century. …

After the Atlanta shootings, my school district sent an email that basically said ‘hate is bad.’ Seriously?

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After the brutal murder of six Asian American women, our district sent a vague email entitled “standing in solidarity.” The message was basically “hate is bad.” The email never mentioned anti-Asian hate, the Atlanta shootings, or racism.

Of course, the email was criticized by everyone for being useless. The district finally sent a follow-up email that mentioned Atlanta and anti-Asian hate. …

And I’m not a fan

This is a top photo for astrology on Unsplash. So much cringe. Photo by Tania Medina on Unsplash

But what I am is Hindu. And if I see one more question on if hating astrology is anti-women, I’m going to punch something. To me, that argument is simply the latest fad of rich white feminism — of people who are so privileged that they don’t realize claiming…

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We speak up, and we have political clout

Assaults continue to happen. Recently, a man collecting bottles was attacked in Harlem. Earlier this month, a 65-year-old woman was attacked in broad daylight in New York City. Within the last year alone, we’ve…

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Enough is enough.

“Oh no,” I thought. “He’s going to try to shove my father.” I reached out for my father’s arm. My father is 88 years old and disabled due to spinal stenosis combined with a childhood bout of polio. He needs two canes to walk.

I tried to hurry my father back to the car, but the white man followed us, shouting, “Yes! Lift…

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When six Asian women were killed in Atlanta in March, the writer Jane Park felt an ache of concern that was all too familiar

Dear Mom,

I’m surprised to find that, in my middle age, I feel like I am failing you more than ever. These days, I can’t protect you enough.

I remember being five and wanting with every cell in my being to make you feel safe and seen. This was my first and most important job. “I am not the dummy,” you would say whenever someone who spoke English more fluently than you made you feel less than. It might have been a passing stranger, or my grade school classmates who shoplifted from your corner store. “I graduate from Ewha Women’s…

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The moment when illustrator Ruth Chan learned what…

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Wracked with pain about being othered, I dressed up like Captain America. Here’s what happened.

Ten years ago, in my anger and frustration…


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