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1.28.2020

When Racist Stereotypes Spread Like the Coronavirus

Things to Know From Angry Asian America



Family Claims They Were Racially Stereotyped Over Coronavirus Concerns
With news of the recent coronavirus outbreak in China, the racist stereotyping has begun! In Washington state, an Asian American family who approached a sample table while shopping at Costco says they were asked "if they came from China" and were told to "step away" over concerns of infection.

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Illustrator LeUyen Pham Reacts to Winning the Caldecott Honor
The Newbery and the Caldecott Medals, considered the two most prestigious awards for children's literature in the United States, were announced on Monday at the annual Youth Media Awards. Among the picture book honorees for the Caldecott: Bear Came Along, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and written by Richard T. Morris. Watch this heartfelt video from LeUyen Pham with her reaction to receiving the award.

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Hong Chau Leads the Spirit Award-Nominated 'Driveways': Exclusive Trailer
Here's the official trailer for the indie drama Driveways, directed by Andrew Ahn and starring Hong Chau. Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, the film tells the story of a single mother, Kathy, and her young son, Cody, who find themselves cleaning out the house left behind by her dead aunt. During their stay, Cody forms an unexpected friendship with Del, a retiree who lives next door.

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Alan Kim is the Youngest Breakout Star of Sundance 2020
Alan Kim stars in the Sundance film Minari, directed by Lee Isaac Chung, which tells the story of a Korean American family's move to Arkansas in the 1980s to start a farm. And young Alan came to the premiere dressed to impress in a full-on cowboy outfit, because why the hell not?

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OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship
Hey, high school students! The OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship awards financial support to college-bound students who are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher education. The scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific high school seniors who have been admitted to a college or university and plan to attend in Fall 2020. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2020.