Chop Chop Chinaman owner defends his restaurant's provocative name: After listening to this edition of WBEZ's Afternoon Shift, it's pretty clear that Larry Lee, co-owner of controversial Chop Chop Chinaman restaurant in Chicago, has no f*cking idea what he is talking about. Team Jeannie all the way.
Starbucks' #RaceTogether Campaign Is Not The Answer: "But #RaceTogether does not propel changes, and it has not told us what outcomes Starbucks wants to generate. Instead, it can create unfair onus on minority employees and minority patrons. It suggests that Starbucks, not their own communities and their own sense of identity, is what empowers them."
Race, outrage and white male excuses: It's much worse than just one frat boy: Let's celebrate bad-ass responses to outrages in Ferguson and Oklahoma. But Arthur Chu says not to confuse them with real victories.
Recognizing Indigenous Pacific Struggles in the Lei at Selma: Remember that photo of Martin Luther Kim and other Selma marchers wearing leis? The Hinemoana of Turtle Island (a collective of Moana feminists) nuance the context of this photo to be understood within a Native Hawaiian context.
Reclaiming 5 Ugly Letters: When Sharline Chiang saw the 'chink' scene in the pilot episode of Fresh Off the Boat, memories of her own childhood and that word came flooding back.
An Illustrated History of Americanized Chinese Food: Moo shu pork. General Tso's chicken. Egg foo young. An illustrated history of Americanized Chinese food, illustrated by Albert Hsu.
The Limits of Diversity: Jennifer Pan on how decades of the feel-good politics of multiculturalism have blinded the literary world to the deeper, structural roots of systemic racial inequality.
Important reminder: Superman was an undocumented immigrant.: Immigrant rights activist and DREAMer Erik Huerta on how the mythology of superheroes can be an important way for a new generation of Americans to think through important contemporary issues.
For Asian Americans, Wealth Stereotypes Don't Fit Reality: Contrary to common perception, income inequality among the AAPI community -- a diverse grouping of more than 48 ethnic groups -- is vast.
Checkmate! Andover 11-year-old achieves chess notoriety: 11-year-old Carissa Yip just became the youngest female chess master in the United States, beating the old mark by several months.
America's $100,000 Deal with a North Korean Defector: The in-depth story of No Kum Sok, a North Korean defector who risked everything for freedom in 1953, only to became entangled in a web of Washington intrigue when the Eisenhower administration refused to make good on its promise for compensation.
Korean-Americans yearn for family in N.Korea after 60 years apart: Thousands of Korean Americans, now in the twilight of their lives, have been divided from their family in North Korea for more than 60 years, with little hope of a reunion before they die. With their numbers dwindling, activists and U.S. lawmakers are stepping up efforts on their behalf.
Posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom Sought for Minoru Yasui: Nineteen members of Congress are calling on President Obama to nominate the late Minoru Yasui for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Emil Guillermo: Vincent Wu's birthday memories--jailed at Selma in 1965, worked security for MLK at the March finale: Meet Vincent Wu, who served as a volunteer marshal in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery fifty years ago, walking alongside Martin Luther King as a member of his security team.
The Yellow Door - Japanese American Poet Amy Uyematsu Reads From her Latest Work: Japanese American poet and teacher, Amy Uyematsu, discusses and reads from her latest book, The Yellow Door.
"Mean Girls" As Told From The Perspective Of Kevin G.: This is the story of Mean Girls as told by Kevin G., math enthusiast and badass MC. As we all know, he doesn't let the haters stop him from doing his thang.
Watching 'Fresh Off the Boat' at Asia Roma in Chinatown: Every Tuesday, New York City's Asia Roma restaurant holds viewing parties for Fresh Off the Boat, because it's more fun to watch together.
Is There Anything "Insurgent" Star Daniel Dae Kim Can't Do?: Actor and newly-minted director Daniel Dae Kim talks about Hollywood diversity and being a part of the creative process.
Meet Suboi, Vietnam's Queen of Hip-Hop: Eminem was Hàng Lâm Trang Anh's inspiration, and now the 25-year-old Vietnamese hip hop artist who goes by Suboi is a massive success in her own right.
Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Constance Wu: Ever wonder what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu likes to drink, or what her favorite emoji is? This Buzzfeed interview may be helpful.
Varun Ram's unlikely stardom is a moment to remember for Indian Americans: With Maryland clinging to a three-point lead in the final seconds of its NCAA tournament opener, Varun Ram's last-second, game-saving defensive play against Valparaiso turned the Indian American senior guard an unlikely star.