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8.20.2017

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Asian-American doctor says white nationalists refuse her care: Dr. Esther Choo is an Asian-American emergency room physician in Oregon who has practiced medicine for more than a decade. Yet, she says, a few times a year, a patient will refuse to let her treat them. Solely because of her race.

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We Must Stand Up for Dreamers and #DefendDACA: "Today, on the heels of nationwide vigils that spoke out against racism, people all around the country will stand up once again on behalf of Dreamers, young immigrants who face an uncertain future under President Trump and his administration. Just as we stood against white supremacists, we must stand with the Dreamers as well."

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Philly Councilwoman Helen Gym unflinching in calls to remove Rizzo statue: Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym is calling for the city to take down a statue honoring Frank Rizzo, the late police commissioner and mayor who was known for sometimes brutal treatment of the black and gay communities.

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Behind a WWII internment camp's barbed wire, two Scouts forged a bond. It endured when they both entered Congress. Norman Mineta and Alan Simpson first met in middle-of-nowhere Wyoming in the 1940s, as two Boy Scouts at an internment camp for Japanese Americans. They met again in Congress, forming a bipartisan friendship that has endured into their 80s.

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What happened to Chicago's Japanese neighborhood? Chicago's Lake View neighborhood once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation. As one Japanese-American puts it: "You had to basically be unseen."

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In Memoriam: Irene Cho and L.A. celebration of her life scheduled for August 26: Last week, the Asian American indie film community lost a friend and champion. Irene Cho, a pillar of the scene, died Wednesday after suffering a massive stroke. Anderson Le joins the chorus of friends offering their remembrances.

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After her life in L.A. unraveled, a woman living in her car hopes to regain health and employment: How did Megan Shimatsu, a college-educated, one-time middle-class Los Angeles native, daughter of Japanese immigrants, end up living out of her car while getting dialysis treatment for her failing kidneys?

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In 'Columbus,' John Cho Reckons With His Own First-Generation Culture Clash: On NPR's Fresh Air, actor John Cho talks about his latest film, Columbus, which explores the cultural chasms that exist between different generations of immigrant families.

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Justin Chon Gets Personal With "Gook," His New Film About the L.A. Riots: Actor and filmmaker Justin Chon, whose new film Gook is now in theaters, reflects on representation, casting his dad in a tough role, and what has and hasn't changed in the 25 years since the LA Riots.

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A Look Back at the Chinkees, the Ska Band that Reclaimed Asian Identity: The Slants aren't the first Asian American rock band to reclaim a racial epithet. The ska punk band the Chinkees, who the Slants have shouted out as an inspiration, began releasing music in 1998, skanking against ugly stereotypes and putting Asians on the forefront of American rock.