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PaKou Her recounts her mother's excitement on election days and discusses voting trends in the Asian American community today. 

PaKou Her | Tue, Mar 19th- 1:49pm | Community, Diaspora, History

Behind the Fried Rice Curtain, Part 2

Growing up in the 1940s in Macon, GA, where we were the only Chinese family in town, I never knew Chinese restaurants existed.

John Jung | Thu, Jun 20th- 10:41am | Chinese food, Georgia, John Jung, South Carolina, Food and Agriculture, Food, Issue 26: The South - Spring 2013, History, Race

An elementary school in South Sacramento is home to the only Hmong dual-language immersion program on the West Coast.

Momo Chang | Fri, Jan 4th- 4:21pm | dual language immersion, Education, Hmong immersion, Lee Yang, Sacramento, Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Culture, Diaspora, History, Immigration, Parenthood, Social Issues

How Orientalism and ethnocentric prejudice hijacked a "scientific quest for the truth" behind yellow rain, with unsettling consequences.

Kirti Kamboj | Fri, Oct 12th- 6:15pm | agent orange, eng yang, hmong, kao kalia yang, orientalism, radiolab, robert krulwich, vietnam war, yellow rain, Culture, History, Media, News & Politics, Race, Science, Social Issues, Social Justice

The political discourse in the US fuels the fear of Muslims. Policies such as the Patriot Act, and more recently the National Defense Authorization Act, have contributed to this environment, as have speeches and stances taken by elected officials...

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Aug 20th- 12:38am | 9/11, muslim, shooting, Sikh, wisconsin, Activism, Community, Culture, Diaspora, History, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

While researching the Chinese Exclusion Era as a graduate student, history professor Erika Lee stumbled upon her grandmother's wedding photo in an Alien File. This photo, and her grandmother's story, are among many immigrant...

Victoria Yue | Wed, Aug 1st- 7:17am | Alien Files, Blogger Column, Chinese Exclusion Era, Erika Lee, National Archives, Diaspora, Events, History, Immigration, Social Issues

Long marginalized by the political establishment, Muslim Americans are standing up and sending a sizable elected delegation to this year's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Nadia Hussain | Fri, Jul 27th- 11:55am | 9/11, charlotte, convention, Democratic, Election, muslim, Activism, Community, History, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Justice

The life of Richard Aoki, the former Black Panther and Asian American leader, was more nuanced than his hardline image makes it seem.

Momo Chang | Fri, Jun 29th- 7:58am | Asian American Political Alliance, asian american studies, Black Panther Party, Diane Fujino, Education, Ethnic studies, Third World Liberation Front, UC Santa Barbara, West Oakland, Across the Desk, Activism, Books Section, Community, Culture, Gender, History, Politics, Race, Social Justice

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