8.18.2019

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino's Movie Disrespects Him
NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a friend and student of Bruce Lee, believes filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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America's Exclusionary Past and Present and the Judgment of History
The Trump Administration's immigration policies are part of the shameful legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act, which ushered in a new, discriminatory governing framework for U.S. borders.

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My Grandfather, A Killer
"I never met my grandfather, Lolo Vicente, but I'd heard stories about him. On our living room wall, there's a picture of him. He was handsome. Dad said he was strict, but he never talked about him coming to America, much less that he killed someone."

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Op-Ed: Asian women fought the West's slave trade. And then they were written out of history
In the early 20th century, people like Tien Fuh Wu were key players in the fight against sex trafficking, a pervasive form of slavery in the West.

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Their 'Tough' Mom Was Also The Navy's 1st Asian American Woman Officer
To siblings Flip and Christine Cuddy, Susan Ahn Cuddy was "Mom." But she was also a Korean American lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who trained pilots to shoot down enemies during World War II.

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Skin Lightening Is Fraught With Risk, But It Still Thrives in the Asian Beauty Market—Here's Why
Skin lightening products are still in demand in Asia, but these products can be harmful.

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Here's What to Know About the Mulan Boycott
The current political turmoil in Hong Kong has extended to an unlikely battleground: Disney's live-action remake of Mulan. On Thursday, an online protest emerged against the film after its star, Liu Yifei, expressed support for the Hong Kong police on social media. Here's what to know about the developing controversy.

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In 'Blinded By The Light,' A Brown Immigrant Finds Himself in the Music of the Boss
Deepa Iyer writes about her personal connection to the immigrant story at the center of the new Bruce Springsteen-loving film, Gurinder Chadha's Blinded By The Light.

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Before "Crazy Rich Asians," YouTubers Paved the Way for Better Asian Representation
YouTube was filled with Asian-American creators telling their stories long before Hollywood became invested.

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Padma Lakshmi Has Always Been a Comedy Nerd
Padma Lakshmi has emerged as an unlikely comedy curator, centering POC comics and not white men in general.

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'Hook' Child Star Shares Advice to Young Actors: "Be 12. You’re Fine"
Dante Basco, who played Rufio in 1991's Hook, reveals how he helped his niece, Ella Jay Basco, prepare for her own breakout in Warner Bros.' Birds of Prey.