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12.16.2018

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I became a Democrat a year ago and found my own voice. It changed everything.
"I wrote my truth, held my breath and waited. I now care about lots more things than I used to, and I've finally embraced my Asian-American identity." A year ago, Kurt Bardella jumped ship from the Republican party.

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I'm an Asian American Student at Columbia University -- and Nimesh Patel's Mic Needed to be Cut
Comedian and Saturday Night Live writer Nimesh Patel was performing at an Asian American event at Columbia University when he was asked to leave the stage by the event's organizers. The former president of Columbia's Asian American Alliance talks about what really happened.

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The Return of the 'Bad Boys' of Chinatown
Back then, they were New York City Chinatown's "bad boys," sporting pompadours, smoking cigarettes, and making people around them nervous. Now, they carry photos of their grandchildren to show off at their reunions.

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'Yellowface' in 'The Nutcracker' isn't a benign ballet tradition, it's racist stereotyping
It's time to end the racist stereotypes in ballet -- starting with The Nutcracker.

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This High School Senior Invented a Device That Detects Contaminated Water, and It Could Save Lives
High school senior Anjali Chadha invented a 3D-printed arsenic sensor that has the potential to improve access to clean water around the world.

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Meet Deqing Lian — A Deliveryman Trying to Make a Living in de Blasio's New York
New York City has been cracking down on food delivery workers, who are being treated as threats to public safety. The reality is that many of these workers are underpaid, overworked, and barely acknowledged by those who use delivery services.

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How 'Subtle Asian Traits' Became a Global Hit
A group of Asian Australian students started a Facebook group to share jokes and memes about their experiences. Now, it has nearly a million followers all over the world.

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How the Daughter of Vietnamese Refugees Founded 'Brown Folks Fishing'
Tracy Nguyen-Chung started the Instagram account Brown Folks Fishing to encourage communities of color to reconnect with the outdoors and conservation efforts through fishing.

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Why 'Grieve' Is the Word of the Year
By Alexander Chee: "Grief never ends because love never ends."

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Rituals of Style: An Interview with Yumi Sakugawa
The illustrator and comic artist talks the spiritual side of fashion, pho dresses, Claudia Kishi as an Asian American style icon, and her new book, Fashion Forecasts.

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Bumblebee Screenwriter Christina Hodson on Girls, Geekdom, and Writing Superheroes
British screenwriter Christina Hodson on the inspiration behind Bumblebee, growing up geeky, and why Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 remains one of the best onscreen heroines ever.