2.12.2017

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What it's like when people start calling you the 'next Jeremy Lin': 17-year-old junior point guard Benson Lin's name and game carry inevitable comparisons to a certain NBA star. It also brings up one inescapable question that has been asked of players before and will likely be asked again: Is he the next Jeremy Lin?

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The Supreme Court reviewed an executive order. Its decision still haunts the country. Why Fred Korematsu's name, and his landmark Supreme Court case, is invoked any time it seems that the government is casting blanket suspicion on innocent people.

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Why The 'Conservative' Chinese New Year Parade Was Super Queer This Year: LGTBQ Asian Americans march in the Lunar New Year parade to highlight the unique issues they face.

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Riz Ahmed: 'If a reality TV star can be president,' why can't actors talk politics?: In the midst of his rise to fame in the U.S., actor Riz Ahmed started a CrowdRise campaign to help Syrian refugees.

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Rarely Seen Photos of Japanese Internment: Iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange's photographs documenting Japanese Internment were commissioned by the federal government -- then suppressed for the duration of the war.

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Call to Filipinos: Stay vigilant, protest xenophobia in U.S.: The Trump administration's actions not only imperil Filipinos and other immigrants in the U.S. but threaten to plunge the Philippines and its neighbors into war.

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When a Ban on the Chinese Was Proposed and Frederick Douglass Spoke Out: A little-known history lesson of cross-solidarity building during Chinese exclusion.

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Below Deck: Filipinos make up nearly a third of all cruise ship workers. It's a good job. Until it isn't.

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Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Lit: A Primer from Viet Thanh Nguyen: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen gives a primer of literature by Vietnamese and Vietnamese American artists.

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Tze Chun: An interview excerpt with Tze Chun, founder of online contemporary art gallery Uprise Art.

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Screen Test: Leonardo Nam: The Westworld "butcher" on his multicultural background, his co-star Thandie Newton, and a career-launching turkey sandwich.