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Thoughts on an Asian American Identity

“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” – Sally Kempton

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Jared Taylor, who is a prominent figure on the far right who considers himself a “racial realist”. 1,339 more words

Building Narratives

I will get back to the ed school thoughts, I promise, but thought organization, she’s a bitch. In the meantime, I’m helping others organize their thoughts in my … 2,012 more words

Teaching

Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

“If California has made any contribution to sport on a national level, it is in the democratization of pursuits that were previously the prerogatives of elites,” noted the dean of California history Kevin Starr in 2005. 2,665 more words

Popular Culture

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1. Aunt– full of love, hugs, the power to be so different in this world that tells you not to cry. In this place that tells you that you cannot be–  233 more words

Prose

George Takei urges compassion for LGBT people

By Kim Young-jin

When George Takei enters a room, it is hard to imagine the actor ever being uncomfortable in his skin. He is ready to break into a smile at any moment, or give a deep hearty laugh. 947 more words

Human Rights

Thoughts About Identifying As An Author

“So, we have a real live author for you guys.”

Those were the words (or a statement that was something along those lines anyway) that my editor said when she introduced me before an audience of high school juniors and seniors at the continuation school she volunteers at.  853 more words

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