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

Kirti Kamboj | Fri, Oct 12th- 7:15pm | 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- 1:38am | 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- 8:17am | 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- 12:55pm | 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- 8:58am | 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

Remembering Vincent Chin, and the persistent questions his murder raises.

Chris Fan | Mon, Jul 2nd- 7:35pm | Community, History, Race

Block 4

The drive from San Francisco to Manzanar is long even on contemporary highways driving 65 miles per hour, and in winter, it’s still longer when one needs to skirt the Sierras to the south. This location would have been even more remote in the...

Rachel Schreiber | Tue, May 15th- 4:12pm | japanese american internment, World War II, Featurette, Issue 25: Generation - Spring 2012, History

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