A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N, 2015 Edition: Yes, they're back. This Storify collects all the hella racist tweets from the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee after two Indian American kids tied to win the top prize again.
Spelling Race: "Instead of placing Indian-American spelling champions in a special category or demeaning them as un-American, we should be able to find a place in the middle by pushing back against the misleading race-based narratives that surround the Scripps National Spelling Bee."
We should stop asking why Indian Americans are so good at spelling bees. Here's why. "In looking for cultural and genetic explanations for the number of South Asian American kids who perform well in the spelling bee, we rob individual kids of the glory they deserve for their hard work and ignore a pressing public-policy matter that their victories illuminate."
#storyofsunny Justice for Sunny Kim: The family of Sunny Kim is asking for help in sharing her story. On May 2nd, 2015, the suspect, identified only by his surname, Lee (25), murdered his girlfriend Sunny Kim (26) by strangling her to death in her sleep after she broke up with him earlier that day.
APA Heritage Month: 15 Classics of Asian American/Canadian Fiction: In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, Timothy Yu offers a list of fifteen "classic" works of Asian American (and Canadian) fiction.