4.07.2019

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Stories of transracial adoptees must be heard – even uncomfortable ones
"My esteem for my white family, the strength of my connection to them, is what makes me feel safe, relatable, approachable to some. This, it turns out, is the price of admission, the prerequisite for whatever authority they are willing to grant me when it comes to talking about my own experience."

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Chinese immigrants helped build California, but they've been written out of its history
Chinese workers were indispensable in California's development history, but they have been accorded no voice.

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Thrilling Developments from the 2019 American Copy Editors Society Conference
It's official: you can drop the hyphen in "Asian-American."

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Sarah Jeong Is Watching the Web From Portland. She Sees a Pile of Garbage.
An interview with journalist Sarah Jeong, who looks at how the internet got to the trashy, scammy place it is today (and how she herself has dealt with the garbage).

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We Visited The Set Of 'Fresh Off The Boat' — The First Asian American Sitcom To Hit 100 Episodes
A visit to the set of Fresh Off The Boat, reflecting on the show's historic 100th episode.

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'Fresh Off the Boat' Creator on Breaking Diversity Rules on Broadcast TV: "Everything Has Changed"
As her groundbreaking sitcom hits 100 episodes, producer Nahnatchka  Khan talks about TV's history of avoiding topical comedy and telling immigrant stories amid Trump's demand for a border wall.

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Fresh Off the Boat has changed history. I couldn't be a prouder dad
With Fresh Off the Boat hitting 100 episodes, Jeff Yang thinks back on the journey he and his son Hudson, who plays Eddie, that got them to this point.

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Shang-Chi: 8 Reasons Why It's So Important for Asian Representation in Cinema
Marvel's upcoming Shang-Chi is the opportunity to reverse Hollywood's terrible trend of whitewashing, as well as an opportunity to tap into and continue the success of Crazy Rich Asians.

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How casting across racial lines exposes Hollywood's power imbalance
As Mary Queen of Scots and Hellboy have shown, colourblind casting and whitewashing are part of the same, complex argument.

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Mira Jacob Still Believes America's Changing for the Better
Mira Jacob talks with Rebecca Carroll about her second book Good Talk and not having to feel "guilty for somebody else's tremendous shortcomings."