4.16.2017

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Asian Americans used to be portrayed as the villains. How did they become a 'model minority'? When Asian immigrants first came to America en masse in the mid-1800s, the popular media often portrayed them as scoundrels, degenerates, and job-stealers. But some time after World War II, public opinion shifted. This video traces the history of the model minority stereotype and what it means to Asian Americans today.

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The Model Minority in the Age of Trump: Unfortunately, last week's United debacle is not new, but part of a growing pattern of state and corporate violence against people of color.

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I Am Miss Saigon, and I Hate It: "It's not just that the hit musical doesn't tell my family's story. It's that it perpetuates a narrative in which the Vietnamese are victims, not fighters."

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11 Seriously Badass Old-School Asian Actors You Should Know About: Let's take a quick break from the seriously crappy history of whitewashing in Hollywood, and focus on this list of great and actual Asian actors in film history.

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Why Riz Ahmed should be the first Muslim James Bond: City of Tiny Lights, in which Riz Ahmed plays a low-level private investigator pursuing a murderous villain, shows why the actor/emcee should be the new 007. GQ makes the case.

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Wayne's World's Cassandra Has Always Been My Cool-Girl Inspiration: An ode to Wayne's World rock star vixen Cassandra Wong, played by Tia Carrere.