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2.14.2016

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Why do my co-workers keep confusing me with other people? Because I'm Asian. "All my life I've been mistaken for other people of my race. It's a degrading and thoughtless error that boils away my identity and simplifies me as one thing: 'that Asian.'"

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Rent-A-Minority: "We have a minority for every occasion."

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MFA Director On Kimono Controversy: 'I Think That Was Misguided And Apologize': After the kimono f-up from last year, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts held a public forum, bringing together protestors, counter-protestors, and museum administration into one room.

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Who Is Sri Srinivasan? Antonin Scalia's Possible Replacement Is A Renowned Judge: In the wake of Antonin Scalia's death, Sri Srinivasan -- a government lawyer for the United States Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit -- is among the names being thrown around as a front-runner to take Scalia's Supreme Court seat.

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Editorial: President Obama, Nominate the First Asian-American Supreme Court Justice: "To leave a truly historic legacy on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans, we must urge the president to take the next step by nominating an Asian Pacific American to the Supreme Court."

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17 Images People Who Don't Have Asian Hair Will Never Understand: The struggle is real.

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A Hard Silence to Break: LGBT Vietnamese Struggle for Understanding: LGBT Vietnamese Americans talk frankly about struggling with family to be their full selves.

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Woman finds artwork by father killed in Vietnam: After three decades searching for her father's artwork -- paintings the South Vietnam pilot made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him during the Vietnam war, Erika Colligan recently found one, giving her the first tangible sliver of the father she never knew.

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Dismantling Anti Blackness in Chinese Communities: In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, here is a helpful video in Mandarin and Cantonese on why anti-black racism is not okay in our communities.

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Born Chinese, raised American, an adoptee explores her identity: Maya Ludtke, adopted from China as an infant and raised in the United States, is finding a balance of both identities that works for her.

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This 14-Year-Old Is The Best Female Rock Climber In The World: At 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds, Ashima Shiraishi might not look like the elite, groundbreaking athlete that she is. But Shiraishi is quite possibly the best female rock climber in the world.

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Daughters of 'Tiger Mom' Share How They're Doing Today: Remember Amy Chua, Yale law professor and self-proclaimed "Tiger Mom"? Whatever happened to her daughters after all that high-pressure parenting?

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Reviving the History of Vietnamese New Wave in OC: In the 1980s, Orange County's Vietnamese American youth obsessed over Vietnamese new wave stars. More than 30 years later, five of the biggest artists of the genre reunite to form the New Wave tour, spreading nostalgia wherever they go.

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Michigan's 'Walking Dead' star on life before, after Glenn: The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun talks about his journey from Detroit to Hollywood to play the fan-favorite character Glenn.

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The Walking Dead: Steven Yeun reflects on the 'Is Glenn dead?' controversy: In his first extended comments about the Great Glenn Death Fakeout, Steven Yeun says, "We went for it."

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Entertainment Weekly published 6 different 'Walking Dead' covers, but this is the one that matters: The Walking Dead returned this weekend, and to celebrate, Entertainment Weekly has six collectible covers. All of them look great, but one is super special: The Steven Yeun version marks the rare occurrence of a mainstream American national publication featuring an Asian man.

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A Chat with Jeremy Lin About His Grand Hair Experiment: This season, Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin has rocked everything from bowl cuts to Dragon Ball spikes to a mini man bun that would be right at home in Silverlake. So GQ finally asked him why.

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Do I sound Asian? Sandra Oh weighs in on the diversity debate: Ottawa-bred Sandra Oh talks about being typecast as the token Asian, and the difference between casting in Canada versus the United States.

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Interview with Hudson Yang of 'Fresh Off the Boat': Before beginning his workday, Hudson Yang, ABC's 12-year-old lead in Fresh Off the Boat, spoke to Marianne Chan of Hyphen about acting, food, family, his co-stars, and future aspirations.

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Bruno Mars Choreographer & Dancer Phil Tayag Talks Bringing the Funk to Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show: Exclusive: JabbaWockeez member Phil Tayang took the stage for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show after helping to choreograph Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" music video.

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Michelle Phan is starting over. After a year of what she calls "deconstruction" of her product lines, beauty guru and entrepreneur Michelle Phan is rethinking her ventures.


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