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5.17.2020

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Why I’ve Stopped Telling People I’m Not Chinese
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Taking My Place at My Father's Grocery Store
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What It Means to Make Art as an Asian American in the Pandemic
Many Asian-American artists feel a calling to make explicitly political art that pushes back against racism during the pandemic, continuing a legacy of protest art that began in the 1960s.

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Harvard Law School Came After Me for Speaking Up About My Sexual Assault
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This Korean Cooking Facebook Group Makes Me Feel Less Alone
It's an online utopia of eager-to-learn kimchi lovers.

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A New History of Being Asian-American
The PBS documentary series Asian Americans is an ambitious attempt to make Asian-American history accessible to a broader public.

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Jon M. Chu Picks His Most Influential Films from Asian-American Filmmakers
Director Jon M. Chu put together his personal list of influential Asian American filmmakers.

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Gene Luen Yang discusses Superman's battle against the KKK in new graphic novel
Gene Luen Yang’s adaptation of Superman Smashes the Klan focuses on a Chinese American family moving to a mostly white Metropolis suburb.

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Sandra Oh Is in a League of Her Own
What makes a woman of character? Just ask Sandra Oh.