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Here's a Theory About Why South Asian Americans Totally Rule the Spelling Bee

South Asian-Americans, whose forebears immigrated from countries like India or Pakistan, have now won the Scripps National Spelling Bee eight years in a row. At one point in the 2015 final, six of the remaining seven spellers were of that ethnicity, and in the end there were two: co-champions Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam. 1,229 more words

Ma-Yi produces their first South Asian-American playwright with Soldier X!

The award-winning, nationally-renowned Ma-Yi Theater Company – one of the country’s leading producers of new works for the stage by Asian-American writers – will continue its 2014-15 season this spring with the world premiere of… 296 more words

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The map above shows where in the U.S. reported hate violence incidents have occurred between January 2011 to April 2014.

Last week, NCAPA member organization South Asian Americans Leading Together released a report that reveals the amount of reported hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Arab, Hindu and Middle Eastern communities. 189 more words

[Reading Response] Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

Blue boy  by Rakesh Satyal was a book recommended by my adviser in college. He was teaching another queer Asian American literature class, and I couldn’t take it due to my impending graduation and honor’s thesis. 841 more words

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