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.
How Google and Justin Lin Are Reinventing Movies For Mobile: Justin Lin has teamed up with Google to create Help, a five-minute short, available only on mobile phones, shown with a 360-degree spherical video that can be freely explored by the viewer.
Not TOO Sensitive, Just Sensitive: Comedian Hari Kondabolu shares his experience being a victim of a hate crime, and about confronting a heckler after years of hearing jerks in the front row.
Things I Wish I Could Say To People, Interracial Family Edition: Nicole Soojung Callahan's secret snarky responses to the crap people say to her about her interracial family.
Heirs of the 'Secret War' in Laos: Poet and writer Mai Der Vang remembers the legacy of trauma on the 40th anniversary of the end to the Secret War and the start of the Hmong journey out of Laos.
For many Asian Americans, depression is an unfamiliar word: Asian Americans are often overlooked in mental health care studies. They are also less likely to seek treatment, and depression and suicide are more pronounced among API youth and women.
'I came out three times - as gay, as having a girlfriend and as trans': A comic, rapper and poet who has picked up a role in the forthcoming Sense8, the queer transgender Tamil Sri Lankan-American's aim is to 'create meaning in everything I do'
Venerable Korean American Group in New York Descends Into Chaos: There's some serious drama going on over who deserves to be the president of the Korean American Association of Greater New York, one of the oldest groups serving the region's Korean community.
Vietnamese immigrant raises fresh shrimp in Boston - one indoor vat at a time: You might not think of an industrial stip mall in the Boston suburbs as a place for a shrimp farm, but James Tran, the founder of Sky8 Shrimp Farm, came back with the idea to create an indoor farm on a visit to his family in Vietnam.
Asian Fusion On The Rise In The San Gabriel Valley: Amidst the sea of traditional Chinese eateries, Asian fusion restaurants are on the rise in the San Gabriel Valley, catering to a crowd that grew up with traditional Asian food but are also inclined towards Western flavors. Clarissa Wei names the top Asian fusion restaurants in the 626.
Geek Girl in Hollywood: Why Ms. Marvel needs her own show: Kamala Khan is the first Muslim character to headline her own comic. Now, who will play her when she gets her own show?
How Running Away From Home Opened Doors In Hollywood: Kenneth Choi talks about his role as Chester Ming in The Wolf of Wall Street, a character he gained 20 pounds to play.
I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha: "Talk about putting the howl in 'Haole'" -- why Chris Lee isn't buying Emma Stone's role as Allison Ng in Cameron Crowe's Aloha.
The Unbearable Whiteness of Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha': A Hawaii-Set Film Starring Asian Emma Stone In Cameron Crowe's Aloha, Hawaii is 99 percent white and Emma Stone is... Asian. Yes, the Bradley Cooper and Bill Murray starrer is a bigger disaster than Pearl Harbor.
Hollywood's "Strange" Erasure of Asian Characters | #AStrangeWhitewashing: Tilda Swinton as a Tibetan sorcerer, Emma Stone as a biracial Asian American -- these are recent examples, but whitewashing isn't a new trend in Hollywood.