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20 years ago I helped kill the Asian-American family comedy -- today my son may help bring the genre back to life: Two decades ago, cultural critic Jeff Yang had a hand in killing off network television's first Asian American family sitcom, Margaret Cho's All-American Girl. In this funny comic with Louie Chin, he talks about irony -- or is it karma? -- that his son is now playing the lead in ABC's Fresh Off The Boat.

I sold my body (and nearly my soul) to Abercrombie: Oliver Lee Bateman recounts the racism and body shaming he encountered and perpetuated as a manager for Abercrombie and Fitch.

Race integral part of Vincent Chin case: Unfortunately, fools still argue that Vincent Chin was murdered for reasons that didn't have to do with his race. Detroit native and law school chancellor Frank H. Wu asserts that race wasn't just a factor, but the factor in Chin's brutal death.

Our Complicity With Excess: To succeed in America means that at some level you've made peace with its rather ugly past. Producer and musician Vijay Iyer's speech to Yale's Asian American alumni.

Donald Sterling's Model Minority: Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist who loves Koreans. How his asshole tactics to exclude Latinos and African Americans from his Koreatown property speaks to a huge problem of racism in America.

Fresno to Texas and Back: Sikh American Activists Rally for El Paso 37: An interview with a group of Sikh American activists who drove from Fresno, California to El Paso, Texas to raise awareness of the El Paso 37, Sikh refugees who have been detained by ICE for almost a year, and are currently on hunger strike.

Gary Locke On Lessons Learned During Public Service And What Comes Next: Former Washington governor and commerce secretary Gary Locke went on to serve as the U.S. ambassador to China. After two years at that post, he's returned to Seattle.

Talking Mixed-Race Identity with Young Children: Sharon H. Chang takes on a complicated question about race labels from her four-year-old multiracial child: "Mom, am I White?"

Old Path to a New Destination: An interview with Jirayut Latthivongskorn, who will be the first undocumented medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.

Why I'll Always Apologize for My Privilege: Scot Nakagawa responds to some fool's recent essay about how he'll never apologize for his white, male privilege.

Actress Chloe Bennet says changing her name changed her luck: Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennet -- born Chloe Wang -- says her fortunes in Hollywood improved dramatically when she changed her surname.

Gene Yang & Sonny Liew Bring the Green Turtle Out of the Shadows: Seventy years ago, a superhero called the Green Turtle debuted in Blazing Comics. Never heard of him? Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew are reviving the character for a new generation.

Mother's Memories and Making Spring Rolls: Five years ago, Andrew Lam's mother was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's. While her short-term memory falters, her other memories remain sharp -- including how to cook.

"An incredible container for transformation." An insightful interview with labor organizer and feminist Ai-jen Poo, who talks about social movements and how they transform people and the world.

Race, Space & Place: Two Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: KCET's "L.A. Letters" column highlights Wendy Cheng's The Changs Next Door to the Diazes and Bao Phi's Song I Sing as two books to add to your shelf to read in honor of APA Heritage Month.

Run River North - Apr 22, 2014 - The Rat Cave, Brooklyn, NY: Red-hot Southern California folk-rock band Run River North recently recorded an awesome four-track live set for music website Daytrotter.

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