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10.14.2018

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Harvard and the Myth of the Interchangeable Asian
"My family's story is far from being the only kind of Asian-American story, though it's the one that has largely been told, particularly in mainstream media. That's partly because of who has access to that media and partly because it's a story white Americans feel more comfortable with, because it still puts them at the center."

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Michael Wang Didn't Get Into Harvard. He Thinks It's Because He's Asian.
A new generation of Chinese Americans is teaming up with a white conservative activist to end affirmative action. If their lawsuit against Harvard goes forward, they could get their wish.

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Nicole Chung: "Adoptees Have So Rarely Gotten To Tell Their Own Stories."
An interview with Nicole Chung, whose memoir All You Can Ever Know tells of her transracial adoption by white American parents, her reconnection with her Korean American birth family, and issues of race, identity, and belonging.

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When Asian Women Are Harassed for Marrying Non-Asian Men
Celebrated author Celeste Ng has been receiving hate mail from Asian men for years, and is ready to call out rampant harassment and misogyny from an organized community of Asian American masculinists.

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The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail
The tragic story of "SiSi" Song Yang, a sex worker whose death calls attention to an entangled network of human trafficking in Flushing.

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How Dunkin' Donuts Shaped My Parents' New Life In America
No restaurant has been as influential in Priya Krishna's parents' lives as Dunkin' Donuts. The doughnuts reminded them of sugar-coated Indian sweets. But also they really love doughnuts.

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Ted Lieu, Democrat Fighting for Future of American West, on November Stakes
"One thing I am scared of is the unlimited amounts of dark money that Republicans have access to," California congressman says ahead of 2018 midterm elections

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'We don't have representation:' This Texas Democrat is counting on the Asian vote
Sri Preston Kulkarni isn't writing off Asian Americans in his Texas district. The Democrat running for Congress is counting on this voter bloc to help him oust Republican Representative Pete Olson.

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Aasif Mandvi Wants to See (and Play) More Everyday Asians
The former 'Daily Show correspondent revives Sakina's Restaurant after 20 years, marking how far we've come in Asian representation, and how far we've yet to go.

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Dante Basco Discusses Becoming Rufio for Hook, the Character's Legacy, and So Much More
Dante Basco talks about the legacy of his iconic role as Rufio in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook.

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Why China Is Keeping 'Crazy Rich Asians' on Hold
The surprise hit Crazy Rich Asians is still without a release date in the world's most populous country.