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On Empathy and Identity: A Conversation with Liz Lin

I spoke with the good people at WordPress about empathy and identity, race and Asian America.  You can read the conversation here.

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Race And Ethnicity

On Empathy and Identity: A Conversation with Liz Lin

Liz Lin is a prolific critic of politics and contemporary culture at The Salt Collective, as well as on her personal blog, My Name is Elizabeth… 2,754 more words


thoughts on Vincent Chin, and the Asian American reaction

Recently I am having thoughts concerning murder of Vincent Chin,which was considered one of the pivoting points in Asian American history for civil rights, where a Chinese American is murdered by 2 former Chrysler plant employees in Detroit, who lost their jobs due to “many of the layoffs in Detroit’s auto industry had been due to the increasing market share of Japanese automakers”. 64 more words

Picking from the Fig Tree: A Look at Choosing Majors in 3 Countries

In Aziz  Ansari’s new TV series, Master of None, the comedian’s father dishes some hard-hitting advice to his indecisive son. He imparts a cautionary quote from Sylvia Plath: 1,509 more words

French Culture

Bruce Lee 75

Today, November 27th, would’ve been the 75th birthday of the man and legend, Bruce Lee.

 I haven’t watched all of his movies and I don’t know every detail of his life (though I did see “Kung Fu,” a play based on him), but I think it’s pretty obvious why I (among many others) respect, appreciate and admire him. 369 more words

The bifurcated Asian American response to Fisher II: controversy goes on

Last month, the author explored how Asian Americans view affirmative action policies.  As the Supreme Court prepares to hear Fisher II, this issue reappeared to the author personally in her role as a student leader. 1,209 more words

Current Events

As-I-Am: PODCAST October 2015 is up!

Most recent podcast featuring myself and Arita Balaram at  As-I-Am: Asian American Social Justice Project, from October 2015.

This Podcast’s theme is Race, Nation and Generation. 53 more words