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2.04.2018

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It Takes More than Grit: Reframing Asian American Academic Achievement: Sociologist Jennifer Lee calls for the disaggregation of the category of “Asian" to explore how class and geographic differences can both end the model minority myth and help affect meaningful policy change for many groups.

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The Forgotten Asian Refugees Fed Into The U.S. Prison System: The U.S. took in Asian refugees after the Vietnam War, only to put many on a deportation path. A record number could be fed into this system in 2018.

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If You Get The Asian Glow, Alcohol Could Be Way Worse For Your Bo: Many of us may have already guessed this, but... a new study suggests that people who get an alcohol-induced red flush may see more DNA damage than those who don't.

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Q&A: Thi Bui: Thi Bui's graphic memoir The Best We Could Do is a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award in autobiography. For this Reading Women podcast, Bui talks about her writing process and the importance of reading stories from refugees.

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How Krista Suh Turned the 'Pussyhat' Into a Symbol of Female Empowerment: Pussyhat Project creator Krista Suh reveals how she got the idea for a cat-eared hat that became a political symbol one year ago at the first Women's March.

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John Cho & Vivian Bang Get REAL About "Unconscious Bias" Against Asian-Americans In Hollywood: Both John Cho and Vivian Bang acted in films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival -- finding roles to break free from the limiting tropes often written for Asian characters in film.

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What makes Hasan Minhaj America's sharpest voice: Comedian Hasan Minhaj talks to GQ India about his craft and being a brown comedian in Trump's America.

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Manny Jacinto Is No Dummy - He Just Plays One on The Good Place: In The Good Place, Jason Mendoza is the show's sweetest (and funniest and dumbest) character. In real life, for Manny Jacinto, it turns out playing an idiot means taking your role very seriously.

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Brandon Lee Turned Down Role to Play His Father in 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story': The late Brandon Lee, who would have turned 53 on February 1, was once offered the chance to play his father, the late martial arts legend Bruce Lee, on film -- but the young actor felt it would have been wrong.

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Meet Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old snowboarder poised to rule the PyeongChang Olympics: "Chloe Kim’s appeal is easy to understand. With a snowboard strapped to her feet, she can twirl and flip and generally send eyeballs rattling in sockets better than any teenage girl who ever has set foot on snow."