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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

Wabash College Byron K. Trippet Assistant/Associate Professorship in US History

Deadline: November 21

Length: Tenure-track/tenured

Comments: “Applicants with research and teaching interests in the history of race, ethnicity, gender, or borders are of particular interest; attention to teaching US History in a global context to a diverse student body is a plus.” 10 more words

2014 Deadlines

The Half of Us

When you’re in elementary they tell you that America is like a big mixing pot. It wasn’t until high school and college when I realized that dating outside of your race was a big thing. 485 more words

Love

THERE'S ALWAYS GOOGLE

Growing up Asian American.
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Growing up Christian Asian American.

In my experience, this meant nothing short of excelling at playing an instrument (two in my case), being awesome at math, graduating top of the class, attending a top-tier school, securing a high-paying job, marrying someone with equal or better credentials, having babies – smart babies – having the house, the car, the latest Apple products. 586 more words

Asian American

Real Update - Real Talk

[ As someone who was nervous about whether I can afford to feel safe in a new environment regardless of how I chose to identify myself publicly as, I was hoping to find information about study abroad experience as a person of color, as a first-gen student, and as queer. 1,325 more words

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