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Not Quite Asian, Not Quite American; Fully Human


My mom and dad came to this country separately over thirty years ago and met in New York City, where they were married; my dad came to the U.S. 1,117 more words

Life

Asian American Coming Out Story: Part 1 (how Asian are you anyway?)

I first heard the term ‘Asian American coming out story’ a few months ago, when I was with a group of other students talking about race and how it impacted the experiences of Asian American people. 863 more words

Thought of the Day

I don’t care if you dislike me because I don’t fit your perception of what an Asian person is SUPPOSED to be like. I’m living my life how I am with no apologies. 328 more words

Advice

Don’t call Thais short.

In the US, if you call someone fat, it is considered insulting, even if it is true. It’s more polite to say “heavy” or “big”. But in Thailand, the word “fat” does not have the same weight because it’s the height that means the most. 682 more words

Writing

The Spider-Man Universe Gettin' Diverse! Marvel Announces New Asian-American Superheroine!

First, Miles Morales burst onto the scene as the new Spider-man in Ultimate Comics Spider-man, mixin’ it up with his half-black, half-latino heritage. Then, the oft overlooked interracial duo… 409 more words

Geeky

University of Illinois Assistant Professorship in Diaspora: Exile, Conflict & Security--Asian American Studies

Deadline: November 20

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Candidates whose work focuses on Asian diasporas, exploring the multiple dimensions of exile, conflict, and (in)security made manifest in the context of geo-political unrest, war, occupation, and/or “failed” and marketized states and who can teach core undergraduate courses in the Asian American Studies Program will receive strongest consideration. 54 more words

2014 Deadlines