2.17.2019

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Will Harvard continue to fail Asian Americans — or will it learn from the past?
Professor, filmmaker, and Harvard alum Renee Tajima-Pena calls on Harvard to recognize and invest in the importance of Asian American Studies, and Ethnic Studies generally.

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I'm Asian-American. Affirmative Action Worked for Me
"I needed affirmative action to have a chance to succeed, because almost nothing in the community I was brought up in encouraged me to realize that I had talent." Playwright Young Jean Lee says she benefited from affirmative action, and other Asian American students should have the same opportunity.

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Deported and 9,000 Miles Apart, but 'You Stay With the Person You Love'
Rex Ny and Chuh A were married January 26 in Kontum, Vietnam. They're both Montagnards, the indigenous people of Vietnam's Central Highlands, and the children of those who had aided American troops during the Vietnam War before emigrating to the United States. But Mr. A was deported after serving time for an aggravated felony conviction.

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Lonely? Anxious? Depressed? Maybe your dentist can help
Dentist Huong Le enlisted Zona Keo, a social worker and mental health professional, to help patients who voice feelings of loneliness and even suicidal thoughts during dentist visits.

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From Mesopotamia to West London, a 4,000-year history of the turban
An excerpt from the book Turbans and Tales by Amit and Naroop, aka London-based photographers Amit Amin and Naroop Jhooti, the creative duo behind the Sikh Project.

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Your Hipster Kimchi Could Never
Noah Cho and the commodification of kimchi.

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How Karen Chee Landed Her Dream Job on Late Night With Seth Meyers
Karen Chee, the newest writer on Late Night With Seth Meyers, chats about her crazy past few months, why she loves late-night television and political satire so much, and what a Karen Chee-hosted late-night show in the not-so-distant future might look like.

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Hari Kondabolu Is Not for Everyone
Franny Choi interviews Hari Kondabolu about his comedy, activism and the artist's responsibility.

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PEN15's Spice Girls Episode Was 'Traumatic' to Film
PEN15 writer and actor Maya Erskine used her own life experiences to write the Hulu series' Spice Girls episode, and what she thought would be funny brought back some painful memories.