3.31.2019

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What I Learned About Racism as the Only Chinese Person at a 'Chinese' Festival
This one is a doozy. Every year, 20,000 people come together to wear eyeliner and shout "Ni hao" at each other at a Chinese festival in the Bavarian town of Dietfurt.

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I’m A Filipina USC Graduate — Stop Associating Students of Color with the College Bribery Scam
"My admission was the only free thing about my education. I didn't have to pay to be seen as good enough. Nobody can take my education from me, but every time someone berates, jests, or teases about if I even deserve it -- they are stripping it of its struggle and value, which may well be the same thing."

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As ICE cracks down on Cambodian communities, a mother says goodbye to her son
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is targeting long-time residents with criminal convictions, most of whom have lived in the US since fleeing the Cambodian genocide as children.

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Queer Eye's Tan France: 'The word gay was never mentioned in my parents' home'
As Netflix's smash hit Queer Eye returns, the Fab Five's style guru reflects on growing up gay in Yorkshire, marrying a former Mormon and his own Muslim faith.

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'Poor Yella Rednecks': Kung fu, F-bombs and the immigrant superheroes of playwright Qui Nguyen
Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks picks up where his 2015 play, Vietgone, left off -- as his Vietnamese parents cope with the challenges of marriage and moving to a new country.

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How Hulu's Series 'PEN15' Refreshingly Flips The Script On Asian Moms
As the Hulu comedy PEN15 illustrates, there's more than meets the eye with Asian tiger parents.