The "Asian Advantage" is a myth. Plain and simple. Christopher Kang, National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, responds to Nicholas Kristof's recent column in the New York Times, "The Asian Advantage" -- calling Kristof "a white who just doesn't get it."
What To Do If Your Workplace Is Too White: This American Life producer Stephanie Foo offers some simple ways to respond to excuses white people give for ignoring diverisity.
The Invisible Asian: A conversation about race and philosophy with David Haekwon Kim, associate professor of philosophy and the director of the Global Humanities initiative at the University of San Francisco and the author of several essays on Asian American identity.
I Am Not Your Joke: A UNC student reacts to a University Primetime article titled "College Students Reveal Dumbest Things They've Heard In Class, And It's Hilarious," in which being Asian happened to be the punchline to quite a few submissions.
It's About Time You Took An Asian American Studies Class: Asian American students put their lives on the line to be included in college curricula. Isn't that a story you want to hear?
Why Couldn't The Martian Have Had an Indian Dude In It? "Really, Ridley Scott? If I had to sit through the gross-ass alien birth scene in that butt movie Prometheus, then Scott can cast Kal Penn in his goddamn movie as Vincent Kapoor (originally written as Venkat Kapoor), the head of Mars operations at NASA."
7 Things About Indian-Americans You'll Never Learn From the Mainstream Media: Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at the UC Irvine, lists seven narratives on Indian Ameicans that have been perpetuated for years, and some that need to be emphasized moving forward.
Does DACA Make You More Dateable?: Before DACA, 21-year-old Chando Kem worked hours of overtime without compensation, couldn't drive or hang out with his friends, and constantly worried about deportation.
Open Letter: We Need to Talk About How Mental Health Affects South Asian Men: Taimour Fazlani talks frankly about his struggle with anxiety and the need to talk about mental health issues for South Asian men.
The Accused: When a Chinatown bank, Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York City, was investigated for fraud, a community's financial way of life was put on trial.
Constance Wu on Comedy, Diversity and 'Fresh Off the Boat': Constance Wu talks to NPR's Bullseye about diversity in TV shows, how getting dumped can bolster your career and learning to play comedy.
Why it's so mind-blowing (and important) to see Asian parents kissing on TV: For Jeff Yang, seeing Asian parents kissing on TV is a move away from stereotypes and caricatures of the past.
Leah Nanako Winkler, The Mikado, and This American Moment: An interview with Leah Nanako Winkler whose efforts to protest New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of The Mikado proved successful.
Meet the 24-Year-Old Chinese-American Woman Running For Congress: 24-year-old Lindy Li wins election in November, she'll become the youngest woman to earn a seat in the House of Representatives.
Football-Themed Baby Name Provokes Online Critics: Meet baby girl Ellobee, born September 20, named after the L.O.B. -- Legion of Boon. Yes, her parents are huge Seattle Seahawks fans.
Visiting the Studio of Adrian Tomine, Award-Winning Cartoonist and Author of Killing and Dying: Adrian Tomine, award-winning cartoonist and author of the graphic novel Killing and Dying, talks about the indie-cartooning world's relationship to superhero comics, the most visually striking Denny's restaurant in Pasadena, and his attempts to stay emotionally hard-core after becoming a parent.
"Intruders" Is The Creepiest Comic You'll Read Today: An excerpt from Adrian Tomine's Killing and Dying.
Zero Feet From Stardom: Judith Hill Grabs The Mic: NPR speaks with singer Judith Hill about coming out from the background and standing from and center with her debut solo album Back in Time.
How This Film Producer Is Changing a Male-Dominated Industry: Mynette Louie writes the checks. As president of Gamechanger Films, she connects socially conscious investors with women filmmakers to get their work on the screen.
Spa Hookups, Korean Parents, And Coming Out On Screen: Q&A With Filmmaker Andrew Ahn: An interview with filmmaker Andrew Ahn, whose upcoming first feature-length narrative, Spa Night, explores Korean American and queer identities.
What's going on with Jeremy Lin's hair? An important question we've been asking all summer.
Michael Jordan calls Jeremy Lin the Hornets' 'biggest acquisition': Basketball legend Michael Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, predicts that Jeremy Lin is going to be the team's biggest acquisition.
Growing Up Asian-American With Lane Kim On "Gilmore Girls": BuzzFeed's Susan Cheng speaks to Keiko Agena, who played Lane in Gilmore Girls, and Helen Pai, the woman who inspired the character, about why Lane Kim resonated with her -- and why the character is still important.
Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with Allegiance Star Greg Watanabe: After starring in dozens of plays, a viral web series, a TV show, and off-Broadway's Golden Child and Ballad of Yachiyo Greg Watanabe makes his Broadway debut as Mike Masaoka in Allegiance, alongside George Takei and Lea Salonga.
Ken Jeong on Dr. Ken, Becoming a Leading Man, and the Early Backlash to His Show: Jeff Yang interviews Ken Jeong, star and executive producer of ABC comedy Dr. Ken.