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Her body is here
But her mind is away
A childhood of warmth and sunshine
Scenes of a tropical paradise

This land was never her home…

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Asian American

Angry Asians are suing Harvard for discrimination after getting rejected

Next Shark:

A lawsuit filed Monday accuses Harvard University of discrimination because of their alleged higher standards of admittance for Asian students. According to Fox News… 332 more words


"Must be made in China"

Here comes another microagression that’s been brewing a rage within me that must be released. The plastic binding to a new Pantone fan deck in my office broke and I heard someone say “Must be made in China.” This Pantone contraption very well could have been made in China, and there are economic and political forces behind this conjecture that I don’t fully comprehend, but I know this statement also comes from a deeply rooted American viewpoint that quality comes from Europe and crap comes from Asia. 220 more words


Lawsuit Accuses Beauty Giant Sephora Of Discrimination Against Asian-American Women

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Beauty giant Sephora is accused of some pretty ugly behavior. A new lawsuit accuses the company of discriminating against Asian-American women. 271 more words


Making Asian American Women Visible: The Joy Luck Club

This is my latest Huffington Post, “Making Asian American Women Visible” co-written with my son, Theo. 

So proud of his work and all his writing.  Please share this post! 1,106 more words

Grace Ji-sun Kim

The Single Story About Asian Americans

Yesterday, a friend directed me to Chimamanda Adichie’s 2009 TED talk entitled “The Danger of a Single Story.” For those who aren’t familiar with her work, Adichie is a Nigerian-born writer and MacArthur Fellow; her most recent book, Americanah, garnered a host of best-of-2013 accolades and is being adapted into a film starring Lupita N’yongo; her other TED talk, “ 165 more words

Race And Ethnicity

Jeremy Lin: Full-time Basketball Star, Part-time Practical Joker

At this point, you’ve probably heard of Asian American basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. As a beloved sports hero of New Yorkers in 2012 through Linsanity and icon for Asians/Asian Americans, there is no doubt that Jeremy Lin has made it big since his days playing basketball at Harvard.  302 more words