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Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool

In the creators’ own words:

In examining the recent trendiness of Asian cultural elements, such as bindis, Buddhist beads, and Chinese character tattoos, ‘yellow apparel: when the coolie becomes cool’ (2000) seeks to address whether this commodification of Asian culture signals the acceptance of Asian Americans into the cultural fabric of America.

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Model Minority Myth

Now, I never understood the definition of a life worth living
Whether it be chasing paper or making change, create traditions
But my ambitions are inhibited by limits and conditions… 128 more words


"failure" of Eastern values in western culture

It is not a mystery that Asian/Indian men in the west struggle the most in modern dating, and I do not think it is a coincidence that Asian/Indian men are also over-represented in high education particularly in the STEM fields. 241 more words

Involuntary Celibacy

ECAASU Reflections: Alexander Pryor

Authentic. A word often used to describe the featured dishes at a restaurant has become the label necessary and strived for in the recipe that is the life of someone in the APA community. 347 more words

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How to Know If You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

While sharing some of his own personal life experiences, Las Vegas filmmaker Ryan Higa has some fun explaining “How To Know If You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder… 52 more words


ECAASU Reflections: Aggie Hu

For me, attending the ECAASU conference was a happy coincidence, if you will. To start with, I am not technically an Asian American but I am an Asian international student at UMD. 390 more words

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More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state’s premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools. 441 more words