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Three Ways AAPIs Can Help Seek Justice for Michael Brown: "In an attempt to interrupt my own sense of paralysis, I've repeatedly asked myself: Why should AAPIs care about Ferguson, and what can we do to help? The answer is this: As Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Ferguson is a call to action and solidarity."

Why Ferguson Matters to Asian Americans: "I write this post to express my solidarity and rage, and to offer a response to the disturbing question that I've heard asked, and that demands an answer: Does Ferguson matter to Asian Americans?" The answer is yes.

As an Asian American, I Care About Ferguson and Race Relations: "We cannot understand the state of race of the United States without learning about the complex racial history of the United States, one that includes blacks, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans."

Ferguson's Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores: If you can disregard the terrible headline, this is a good article on Ferguson's Asian American-owned businesses who remain supportive of their community, despite suffering looting and damage.

Bitter Fruits: On Ferguson and the Ghosts of the Philippine-American War: "A child snatched from a mother and gleefully fired upon by a group of drunken soldiers, the casual order to slaughter anybody over the age of ten, an eighteen-year-old gunned down by some half dozen bullets at close range -- these are by no means equivalent horrors. But they do make a nation of ghosts."

Young Poet Steals John Legend Show With Ferguson Tribute: For his recent Hollywood Bowl concert, John Legend asked young artists to respond to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On in a contemporary context. Here is one poet's powerful response, in which she relates Gaye's classic to the current state of Ferguson.

The complicity cost of racial inclusion: The induction of Asian Americans into whiteness doesn't alter the meaning of whiteness -- and it isn't good news; it only preserves structural privilege.

Mikado, yellowface debate at Seattle Repertory Theatre forum: Recently, the Seattle Repertory Theatre held a forum on theater and race sparked by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society production of The Mikado.

Is Stu Bykofsky a bigot?: The controversial Daily News columnist (he once wrote a paean to sex tourism in Thailand) writes a column asking why he's called a bigot and anti-Latino xenophobe. Helen Gym answers.

Whole Foods Market: Says Ching Chong Incident "Not A Community Issue": In an apparent attempt at damage control, Whole Foods Market has responded to calls for a meeting over the use of the racial slur "ching chong' by a store employee at the chain's New York Bowery location.

Stylist Who Spends Every Sunday Cutting Hair For Homeless: 'Every Human Life Is Worth The Same': Mark Bustos, a hair stylist at an upscale salon in NYC, spends every Sunday giving haircuts to the homeless.

Redefining Asian America: Japanese Americans, Gardena, and the Making of a Transnational Suburb: A brief history of how Japanese Americans shaped the Southern California city of Gardena, harnessing their transnational connections (once a source of discrimination) into a tool for economic growth.

Koreatown Non-Profit Faces Challenges In Little Bangladesh: Community organizers in Koreatown are overcoming new challenges in working with the area's fast-growing South Asian population.

In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other': Because elite writing programs have a history steeped in whiteness, writers of color in these MFA programs have often faced struggles with both colleagues and faculty. Some programs are making an effort to change this.

Artists at Play: Creating Space for AAPI Performers and Playwrights: Founded in 2011, Artists at Play is a Los Angeles-based theatre collective dedicated to presenting work by Asian American playwrights and featuring Asian American actors.

The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock: Cambodian psychedelic rock was abrupty silenced by the Khmer Rouge in 1975 but has seen a rebirth in recent years. Young Cambodian American musicians are replaying and remixing this music, and sharing the stage in events such as the Cambodian Music Festival in LA last week.

See How 'Oh My' Became George Takei's Catchphrase: How did "Oh my!" become George Takei's catchphrase? It all started with an appearance on the Howard Stern Show. Uncle George explains.

Transgender Model Geena Rocero Tells Glamour Why She Had to Share Her True Story: Geena Rocero talks about why she risked her dream career as a model to go public with her transgender identity.

Steve Byrne: Irish-Korean American writes about his life for TV: Steve Byrne of TBS' Sullivan and Son shares how he got his show on the air, what it's like being mixed race in Hollywood, and writing his reality.

What is Ken Leung's (The Night Shift) "safe space"? One Question Interviews talks to actor Ken Leung, who plays Dr. Topher Zia on the NBC medical drama The Night Shift.

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