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The recent wave of immigration monopolizes the narrative of South Asians Americans. Early immigrants from East Bengal (present-day Bangladesh) built richly diverse communities and organized across racial lines more than half a century ago....

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Feb 4th- 3:44am | Coalition, Education, Harlem, muslim, south asian, Across the Desk, Community, Culture, Diaspora, Immigration, Politics, Race, Social Issues

Islands in the Sand

Written by Toshio Meronek

Toshio Meronek | Thu, Jun 20th- 11:55am | Hawaii, prison, Feature, Issue 26: The South - Spring 2013, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

"I had a great life but I must leave." These were the last words written by David Q. Phan, a 14-year-old Vietnamese American junior high school student from Taylorsville, Utah, before he committed suicide. A grieving family -- and multiple...

Terry K Park | Fri, Jan 25th- 1:15pm | Blogger Column, bullying, queer, suicide, Utah, vietnamese americans, Activism, Business, Community, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

The 2012 election revealed that although Muslims are voting, they are not organized to the degree in which they can advocate for policies that protect and benefit their communities.

Nadia Hussain | Fri, Dec 28th- 10:06am | Election, Muslims, Activism, Community, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

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- 5:21pm | dual language immersion, Education, Hmong immersion, Lee Yang, Sacramento, Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Culture, Diaspora, History, Immigration, Parenthood, Social Issues

Hollywood creates a very unlikely plot line that turns fears over economic competition into fears about national security.

Lin Yang | Mon, Dec 10th- 10:32am | China, fear, globalization, Hollywood, korea, Culture, Film, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

From November 15-17th, Baltimore hosted the Applied Research Center's 2012 Facing Race conference.  Fourteen hundred...
Nina Reyes | Fri, Dec 7th- 8:15am | Community, Culture, Diaspora, Events, Media, Networking, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Reviews, Social Issues, Social Justice

I cried on the first day of school. I'm not talking about pre-school, or even elementary school. I cried on the first day of my junior year in high school. Let me explain.

Terry K Park | Tue, Nov 27th- 2:18am | Blogger Column, Epik High, Kpop, Tablo, TaJinYo, Culture, Diaspora, Essay, Media, Music, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

Joshua Tang shares his experience as a Univeristy of Texas at Austin student admitted under the holistic admissions process and what is at stake with the Supreme Court ruling on Fisher v. the University of Texas. 

Joshua Tang | Wed, Oct 31st- 1:11am | Affirmative Action, Education, Fisher v. UT, Holistic Admissions, Student life, University of Texas at Austin, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice, University/Academics

Robin David and Angela Angel on Art, Life, and California’s Prop 37.

Aileen Suzara | Thu, Oct 25th- 9:41am | GMO, Proposition 37, seeds, Activism, Food, Health & Environment, News & Politics, Social Issues

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