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2.24.2019

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We Don't Deserve Michelle Yeoh
If you think this is Michelle Yeoh's moment, think again. She's been kicking ass to the amazement of moviegoers for 30 years. But with the smash success of Crazy Rich Asians, Hollywood is finally recognizing her greatness.

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Asian Americans may have an educational advantage, but they face a 'bamboo ceiling' at work
A recent report suggests that Asian American students who oppose affirmative action because they believe it hurts them will face a rude awakening when they leave college.

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Racist? Fair? Biased? Asian American Alumni Debate Elite High School Admissions
New York City's push to admit more black and Hispanic students to its best high schools has provoked strong emotions from Asian American graduates. Here's what they have to say.

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Inside One Man's Trip to the Idaho Camp Where His Great-Grandparents Were Held During World War II
Minidoka documents Joseph Lachman's pilgramage from Seattle to the Minidoka National Historic Site in South Central Idao, where his great-grandparents were incarcerated during WWII.

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Japanese internment was wrong. Why do some of our leaders still try to justify it?
Almost 80 years after FDR passed Executive Order 9066, some community leaders and politicians are still attempting to use this mass incarceration to justify discriminatory policies.

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Can Crazy Rich Asians Open the Floodgates for Asian Americans on TV?
Asian-American TV creators have struggled to get shows made, but there's new optimism: "I already see dramatic changes in what kinds of stories networks seem willing—and even eager—to tell."

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"For the new generasian": a look back on long lost design treasure, Yolk magazine
Yolk was an Asian American magazine that ran in the early 90s and prided itself on expressing unheard stories from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora in the U.S.

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Are we racist? A family's conversation, illustrated
In an excerpt from Mira Jacob's graphic memoir Good Talk, a mother and son discuss the difference between bigotry and systemic oppression.

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Pramila Jayapal is Congress's activist insider
Here's how Jayapal plans to make Democratic leadership take progressives seriously.

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Japanese Breakfast on Making Her Mom's Kimchi Soup and Embracing Her Half-Korean Roots
Between touring nationally and writing a memoir, Michelle Zauner somehow finds time to cook.

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Oscar-Nominated Minding the Gap Director Bing Liu on America's Masculinity Crisis
An interview with director Bing Liu, whose documentary Minding the Gap is up for an Oscar.

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Jeremy Lin: 'There's definitely some bittersweetness to my career'
The Raptors guard on Asians in pop culture and representing an entire race.

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Steven Yeun | Phenomenologies of Patience, Philosophies of Embrace
A profile of Steven Yeun, who often plays characters that confront the darkest corners of human nature.

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Burning Would Have Won
The cerebral Korean thriller was shortlisted for an Oscar -- and then it was snubbed. So what happened?