9.16.2018

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Rep. Chu: Kavanaugh's Refusal To Condemn Chinese Exclusion Act Decision 'Alarming'
Senator Kamala Harris asked Brett Kavanaugh whether the 1889 case that upheld the racist Chinese Exclusion Act was correctly decided. For some reason, the Supreme Court nominee couldn't answer the question.

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Patsy Takemoto Mink’s Trailblazing Testimony Against a Supreme Court Nominee
The first woman of color in Congress opposed G. Harrold Carswell's nomination in 1970 and helped clear a path for Harry Blackmun, who wrote the Roe v. Wade opinion. It seems particularly relevant now.

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'People Saw Only A Turban And A Beard': Reflecting On A Post-Sept. 11 Death
Balbir Singh Sodhi was a Sikh American man who owned a gas station. In one of the first hate crime murders following 9/11, Balbir was shot and killed. His brothers reflect on Balbir's life and the impact of his murder.

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New generation of Asian-American women are fighting to normalize mental health treatment
Good Morning America highlights Kristina Wong, Tess Paras and Emily Wu Truong -- three Asian American women who are on a quest to normalize discussions about mental health and getting treatment.

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How I fought fear and found faith on a motorcycle trip across America
As Arvin Temkar rode his motorcycle on a cross-country solo trip, he was afraid. But as he encountered the kindness of strangers throughout his travels, he thought about how a culture of fear can lead to hate.

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14 Powerful Portraits Showing the Diversity of Asian-American Feminism
Being Asian American isn't just about Crazy Rich Asians and Harvard lawsuits. Here are 14 New York City Asian American feminists who are reclaiming the narrative surrounding Asian American activism.

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Carrying the Fire in the Windy City
A personal history of race and the outdoors, from Chicago's Red Summer to Japanese American incarceration.

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Subverting the Chinese Immigrant Story
Author Vanesesa Hua on the many different kinds of Chinese immigrant stories.

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Aneesh Chaganty on Searching, Pitching John Cho, and Casting an Asian-American Family
Aneesh Chaganty, the director of Searching, talks about the joy of his feature film debut, (spoiler-y) clues about the movie's final twist, and experiencing pushback when he wanted to cast an Asian American family.

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Alan Yang Is Keeping It Weird with His New Amazon Series Forever
The Master of NoneM vet talks his new dramedy, where Saturday Night Live alumni Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen play a married couple -- and "there's some crazy shit that happens."

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Broadway-bound 'Be More Chill' is a viral - and diverse - hit
Be More Chill, a musical about a teenage boy who takes a pill to make him cool, had a short run in New Jersey, but quickly became viral on platforms like Tumblr. So viral that it's now going to Broadway.

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How Nancy Kwan Went From Ballet to the Big Screen
Legendary actress Nancy Kwan explains how she just happened to be in "the right place at the right time" to help make Hollywood history in the 1961 movie musical Flower Drum Song.

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Beyond ‘Crazy Rich Asians': Angie Wang Makes a Movie
Angie Wang's film, MDMA, reflects the debut filmmaker's own past as a drug synthesizer and dealer in the 80s.

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Q&A: Lyrics Born on the story behind Sorry to Bother You, his 10th LP
Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born talks about his long pioneering journey as an Asian American hip hop, his recent forays into acting, and the release of his tenth album Quite a Life.