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7.12.2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - JJ Abrams, "There are Asians in this film": At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, during the panel for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, a couple of fans asked director J.J. Abrams if there are any Asian characters in the upcoming Star Wars movies. (His answer: Yes, there are.)

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Reddit's Terrorists Have Won: Ellen Pao and the Failure to Rebrand Web 2.0 : "Some of the worst trolls on the Internet are celebrating victory, as embattled interim CEO of Reddit Ellen Pao stepped down yesterday after what can charitably be described as a month or so of pure hell."

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An Open Letter To American Muslims on Same-Sex Marriage: "We don't know about you, but our faith teaches us to care for the weak and the marginalized, the poor and dispossessed, those who are trampled underfoot, those who are persecuted -- no matter who they are, no matter what they believe, no matter who they choose to love."

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No, Asian Americans Were Not Silent on Jerry Hough's Comments Regarding AAPI Assimilation: Syracuse University's Victoria Razzi's conclusions in her article, "Asian Americans studies professors stay silent on Asian vs. Black integration" is based on lazy, poor research and is filled with all sorts of wrong.

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The Phenomena of 'Parachute' Kids: 'Parachute' kids -- children whose families send them to the U.S. for any part of a K-12 education -- have been gaining a lot of attention in the wake of an attack on a Chinese girl at her high school. How schools can better protect and support their students, and why parents are not to blame.

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GM Rich Cho Transcript on Jeremy Lin Signing: Here's the transcript of General Manager Rich Cho's conference call with the media after Jeremy Lin officially signed with the Charlotte Hornets.

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Dear Nikki Haley, Who Are You?: A letter to Nikki Haley, in response to the South Carolina governor's slow and reluctant response to the Charleston massacre.

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In Suburban Queens, a South Asian Political Renaissance: Ali Najmi, the contender to represent one of the largest South Asian enclaves in New York City, talks about growing up in Glen Oaks, his politicization in Sikh gurdwaras, and fighting for the rights of taxi drivers.

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Not in our name, either: Rejecting the myth of Asians as the model minority: Why rejecting the model minority myth is also an act of cross-racial solidarity.

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How Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, Spends Her Sundays: Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, shares her regular Sunday routine with the New York Times.

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Flora, Fauna, Asian Fetish: "As a latecomer to dating, I don't know a lot of the "rules" of the game - but I know when the rules are whack. A comic by Connie Sun.

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Cleaning House: Cartoonist Shing Yin Khor on allyship and prejudice in the Asian community.

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A Female Producer Explains 4 Ways Women Get a Raw Deal in Hollywood: Four women filmmakers give examples of the most common forms of discrimination they face.

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What's It Like Inside a Dim Sum Factory?: Ever wonder what a dim sum factory looks like? Clarissa Wei takes a tour of CB Foods Inc., an Asian food manufacturing plant in El Monte, California.

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Sanjay's Super Team' Is Pixar's Most Personal Film: The next animated short from Pixar is Sanjay's Super Team, directed by Sanjay Patel, which will screen in front of The Good Dinosaur in November.

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The top 10 Brucesploitation films: After the untimely death of the great Bruce Lee, many films tried to capitalize his legacy. Here's a list of the top ten Bruceploitation films.

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Asian Immigrants on TV Are Starting to Get Some Respect: On the Orange is the New Black character, Mei Chang, and nuanced representations of Asian Americans on television.

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Rad Dad Sews Ms. Marvel Outfit for 6-Year-Old Daughter, Writes Plea to Marvel for More Inclusive Merch: A crafty dad made an awesome original Ms. Marvel costume for his 6-year-old daughter to wear to a superhero-themed birthday party.

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Meet The Six All-Star Crews Vying To Be 'America's Best Dance Crew': MTV's America's Best Dance Crew is back! Meet the six all-star dance crews -- including five previous #1 finishers -- who will bring their talents to the stage to battle for dance supremacy.


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