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15th Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Starting today, I’ll post here and on other social media some articles and perhaps my own thoughts on media representations of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.   226 more words

Thoughts

DAILY NEWS BRIEF: Places, names, and faces

In the news: The Chicago Tribune reports that it’s Chinatown community is countering the negative effects of urban gentrification on ethnic neighborhoods by welcoming and supporting new Chinese immigrants. 278 more words

NEWS

5 Novels for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

There are so many good books written by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors, and to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month we would love to connect you to a few recently published novels. 390 more words

BOOKS

More Than #StarringJohnCho

You’ve seen #OscarsSoWhite. Last week it was #TonysSoDiverse. This week it’s #StarringJohnCho. Diversity in entertainment has been an even bigger topic than ever over the past couple of years, mainly because people are starting to speak up about how there isn’t any. 1,307 more words

Entertainment

Microaggressions targeted at Asian Americans.

Dear Fellow Humans:

Below is a list of things I and/or my Asian American friends have heard people say — sometimes thinking they’re being funny, sometimes just not thinking at all — that are racist and problematic. 1,111 more words

Personal

Asian Americans Emerge On Chicago Political Landscape

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time this November, an Asian American could be represented in office at every level from city alderman to Congress. … 280 more words

News

10 Essential Contemporary Books By Asian-American Writers

Last year, I proposed this article as a way to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. At the time, coming up with a top 10 list seemed like a pretty straightforward task, but the list kept expanding and the process became even more fraught as I imagined, as any modern writer must, what the comments section might look like. 2,744 more words