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12.20.2015

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What My Time in a Japanese Internment Camp Taught Me About Hate: U.S. Representative for California Mike Honda reflects on Japanese internment and how it relates to the ignorance and fear of Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and others.

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The Japanese American internment decision: A dangerous relic: Friday marked the anniversary of one of the most infamous legal decisions in the history of our country, Korematsu vs. United States.

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When it comes to hatred and prejudice, it's time to See Something Say Something: With the continuation of anti-Muslim bigotry and violence, it's time, as Asian Americans, that we speak out in solidarity.

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Sikh Soldier Allowed to Keep Beard in Rare Army Exception: The U.S. Army recently granted Capt. Simratpal Singh a temporary religious accommodation that allows him to grow his beard and wrap his hair in a turban in accordance with his Sikh faith.

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Japanese-Americans Imprisoned, but Unbowed, During World War II: Paul Kitagaki, Jr.'s quest to find archival images of Japanese internment during World War II resulted in "Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit," which is not on view at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center in Portland.

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Learning from History: Catharsis and Asian American Identity in Allegiance: When Elyse Martin saw the new musical Allegiance, she was appalled to discover a history she had never been taught.

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The 'model minority' myth: Why Asian-American poverty goes unseen: The positive narrative of upward mobility for Asian Americans can be damaging for poor Asian American communities.

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From America, With Love: Dating as a New Immigrant: "The first time I made love to an American man, he whispered to me, I love the color of your skin. That was the first time I had ever felt less than myself, only loved for my appearance, and I wondered if that made me someone different."

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Keeping It Real: What's Behind Your Search for Culinary Authenticity?: "I understand, though, why some Asian Americans may conflate authenticity with all things traditional in food, fixating on it as a label, however monolithic. Acceptance of our foodways has been elusive, indicative of a more systemic refusal."

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The long road from 'different' to being a role model: Meet California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, who grew up in Georgia and Florida before moving to California, and now sits on one of the most diverse state supreme court in the country.

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Being an American Has Never Meant Giving Up Who You Are: White House staffer Nasra Najam, whose family immigrated to the United States from Pakistan, shares what American citizenship means to her.

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NBA star Jeremy Lin grapples with academic pressure, teen suicides in personal Facebook post: Recently, Jeremy Lin opened up to his fans addressing professional and academic pressure, as well as suicides in his high school.

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TV's Challenge For 2016: Taking Immigrant Stories To The Next Level: This year, we've seen a typical story "straight out of the Immigrant Kid Handbook -- the other kids finding your lunches radioactive, your name unpronounceable, your parents' rules bizarre, your hose otherworldly." As diversity on television increases, let's try to tackle tougher issues.

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Young Muslim Women Weigh In On The Hijabi Character In 'Quantico': Young Muslim women weigh in on Quantico's hijabi character, Raina Amin. Warning! This post contains spoilers.

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Cary Fukunaga Enters the Jungle: An interview with Cary Fukunaga, the Emmy-winning director of the first season of True Detective and the critically acclaimed Netflix original movie Beasts of No Nation.

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Exactly 70 People Watched Lilly Singh's First YouTube Video - Now Millions Do: Meet the badass Lilly Singh, aka IISuperwomanII, ruling the internet with hilarious videos and unicorns.

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The Essential Guide to San Gabriel Valley, America's Asian Food Mecca: Another guide to Asian food in California's San Gabriel Valley, with an emphasis on places that most people don't already know about.

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Inspiration for the Holidays : An 'Asian-American' Gift Guide for 2015: As the holidays approach, from Diwali to Christmas to Lunar New Year to Songkran, gifts are on everyone's minds. Here's a look back at some of the stories and people NBC Asian America covered in 2015 for some holiday gift ideas.


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