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9.10.2017

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A casting director said Asian people weren't expressive and the response was amazing: Howw the hashtag #ExpressiveAsians took off over the weekend.

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The Scrutable West: Industry Bias, Whitewashing and the Invisible Asian in Hollywood: Excuses upon excuses. In 2017, Asian actors still haven't taken center stage in Hollywood.

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'Hellboy' Whitewashing Backlash May Signal Tipping Point for Hollywood Casting: Ed Skrein's move to exit Lionsgate's reboot could put actors and producers on notice about racial authenticity in film and TV, but "no one knows where the line is," says one publicity head.

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Jagmeet Singh Explains Why He Didn't Tell That Heckler He's Sikh, Not Muslim: Canadian NDP leadership contender Jagmeet Singh has opened up about what was going through his mind when a heckler spewed ugly remarks at him during a campaign event last week.

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'Dreamers' Put Their Trust in DACA. What Now? "It wasn't your choice to come to America. But once you realize you're here illegally, it becomes your choice to figure out who gets to know that."

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You feel invisible': How America's fastest-growing immigrant group is being left out of the DACA conversation: Anthony Ng came to the U.S. from the Philippines at age 12 and now lobbies elected officials on policies to protect immigrant rights. Ng shares his thoughts on Trump's decision to end DACA.

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When You're Queer And Undocumented, The DACA Stakes Are Higher: "For a lot of us, going back to our home countries isn't an option because of our queerness."

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Philly Driver Shouts 'This Is America' To The Wrong Asian-American: "I know America in ways that you probably don’t and never will." Nydia Han responds to the driver who told her "This is America!"

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San Jose Giants apologize for tone deaf' Japanese Heritage Night tweet: The San Jose Giants recently celebrated "Japanese Heritage Night" by tweeting out a photo of three team members in stereotypical garb and acting like idiots.

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Homeless Man Broadcasts Live Daily from East Oakland Encampment: For the last month Derrick Soo has been streaming live segments from the East Oakland homeless encampment where he has lived since 2014 to document his journey to find permanent housing through a myriad of East Bay agencies.

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How a Chinatown-by-the-Sea Popped Up on the Jersey Shore: A tuberculosis epidemic, a church, and one lucky break sent Chinese Manhattanites to Bradley Beach.

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The Search for Madame Liu-Tsong: In 1951, Anna May Wong was TV's first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared.

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An Illustrated Guide to Escaping the Vietnam War and Making it in America: Thi Bui's graphic novel The Best We Could Do is a devastating -- and wholly human -- exploration of the wounds of war.