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11.19.2017

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Hari Kondabolu's The Problem with Apu Confronts The Simpsons' Glaring Blindspot: In his new documentary The Problem with Apu, comedian Hari Kondabolu uses The Simpsons' infamous Indian convenience store owner as a lens onto Hollywood stereotypes.

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Hari Kondabolu on 'The Problem with Apu' and why he's still a 'Simpsons' fan: In this interview, Hari Kondabolu talks about why he dislikes the character but still has love for the cartoon series.

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Riz Ahmed talks The Simpsons' race problem with comedian Hari Kondabolu: "How strange is it, Riz, that we’re two brown men who have agreed to have a phone call where white people are listening silently, and writing down what we’re saying? And we agreed to this!"

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GOP tax plan spells disaster for Asian-Americans: The GOP's proposed tax plan makes it clear that they are only interested in policies that benefit rich donors -- and Asian Americans are among the groups that will be disproportionately harmed.

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The Gray Area Between 'Yellow' And 'Brown' Skin: Can light-skinned Asians (East Asian) call themselves "brown"? NPR's Code Switch team tackles this question.

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Feeling Conflicted on Thanksgiving: "What is wrong with saying that Thanksgiving is about genocide as much as it is about gratitude?" Viet Thanh Nguyen ponders lessons for his 4-year-old this Thanksgiving.

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11 Asian-American Shows to Watch For in the 2017-18 Season: A (mostly) definitive list of productions across the U.S. that are addressing the Asian American experience this season.

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The "Inscrutable" Voices of Asian-Anglophone Fiction: Through the use of first-person narrators, writers like Weike Wang, the author of "Chemistry," are engaging with the enduring stereotype of Asian impersonality in order to overturn it.

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Comedian Jenny Yang is disrupting cultural perceptions of Asian Americans by making you laugh: For Jenny Yang, comedy's been a place for social justice and humor to coexist and raise awareness to immigrant and women's issues.

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Sarah Kuhn's superhero books are a beacon for women of color seeking community: Sarah Kuhn's Heroine Complex is a supernatural crime-fighting novel and centers women of color as main characters.

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How ABC Found a Surprise Hit in 'The Good Doctor': Daniel Dae Kim developed The Good Doctor, his first foray as executive producer, while he was part of the cast of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, but the network passed on the project. It has become a huge hit at ABC.

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The Legacy of Both Mindys on The Mindy Project: Some thoughts on Mindy Kaling and her character Mindy Lahiri, after six seasons, in observance of The Mindy Project's series finale.