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9.03.2017

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Look At These Reactions to The Tico Sisters Merch, and Then Try and Tell Me Representation Doesn't Matter: The newly released haul of Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise features action figures for two new characters: Rose and Paige Tico. In case you were wondering, it's kind of a big deal.

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Houston, a Love Letter: A love letter to the city of Houston, from one of its daughters, Melissa Hung.

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As You Were Saying: Asian groups need a voice: The practice known as "data disaggregation" would help all Asian Americans, yet there are several Chinese immigrant organizations that are wrongly labeling it "the new discrimination" and offensively likening it to "the atrocious Japanese Internment Camps and the Chinese Exclusion Act."

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Portraits of Japanese American Activism: Realizing her proximity to a rich history of activism, photographer and director Zen Sekizawa has chosen to depict Japanese American activists and organizers in Los Angeles.

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The Forgotten Chinese-American Family That Challenged Jim Crow: Three decades before the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, Gong Lum v. Rice was the first case challenging the constitutionality of segregation in Southern public schools to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

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My relatives survived Hiroshima. I know the damage that Trump's nuclear rhetoric will cause. | Perspective: Rob Buscher's great-grandparents immigrated from Hiroshima in the 1920s, and he has several elderly relatives who survived the atomic bomb. Buscher warns against Trump's aggressive rhetoric with North Korea.

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How do you make 5,000 people disappear?: Three words: by Executive Order. In August 1942, the U.S. Army removed a townful of people from Pomona, CA, forcing them to board a train to northwest Wyoming.

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Meet the Chinese-American Journalist Leading The New Yorker Into the Future: An interview with Michael Luo, editor of The New Yorker's website.

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Orientalism and Yellow Peril in "The Defenders": While the Netflix series The Defenders boasts a diverse cast of heroes, it also utilizes Orientalism as a plot device with a villanous network of Asians as the enemy.

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Eddy Lee - Paving the Path in Hamilton and Beyond: Eddy Lee is the first Asian American male dancer in Hamilton. Here, Eddy talks about diversity, auditioning for this Broadway production, and his various other projects.

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Why YouTube Megastar KevJumba Mysteriously Disappeared: Kevin Wu, aka KevJumba, became famous as a teen vlogger who broke out to earn roles in Hollywood. But in 2014, Wu went offline. What happened?

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Actress Chloe Bennet Wants To Change The Narrative For Asian-Americans In Hollywood: Actress Chloe Bennet says changing her last name from Wang to Bennet allowed her to get more casting roles in Hollywood. While she did this, she says she hopes Asian American women that come after her do not have to take the same steps to find work.

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Kevin Kwan: Americans will embrace 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie: Singaporean author Kevin Kwan believes that America will embrace the Crazy Rich Asians movie, which is based on his best-selling novel of the same name.