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Help Hyphen fund an upcoming feature story on the challenges of incarcerating Hawaiians in Arizona prisons, which will appear in the November 2012 issue.

Catherine A Traywick | Wed, Nov 28th- 8:28pm | Corrections Corporation of America, Hawaii, Hawaiian prisoners, prison consolidation, prison outsourcing, spot.us, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Our writer Nadia Hussain recaps her experience as a California delegate at the Democratic National Convention, where she hobnobbed with leaders, pundits, and celebrities and nominated President Barack Obama to run for a second term.

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Sep 17th- 10:23am | convention, Democratic, Election, Obama, Activism, Community, Networking, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

Sangay Mishra looks to reframe the conversations we have in the aftermath of racial violence, like the killings at Oak Creek.

Sangay Mishra | Wed, Aug 22nd- 12:29pm | domestic terrorism, Oak Creek, racism, Sikh temple, Across the Desk, News & Politics, Race, Social Issues, University/Academics

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

Some advocates still have concerns that the government will fail to protect applicant information and put many applicants and their families at risk for deportation. Regardless of these risks, many advocates are encouraging more people to...

Erin Pangilinan | Wed, Aug 22nd- 1:34pm | deferred action, deportation, undocumented, Activism, Community, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice, University/Academics

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

President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney did not turned up for the event, and chose instead to send their surrogates to speak for them.

Kelly Chen | Tue, Jul 24th- 11:00pm | APIAVote, campaign, Election, president, town hall, Events, Media, Politics, Social Issues

In 1993, the California legislature had zero Asian Americans among its 120 members. That same year marked the launch of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE), a nonprofit founded to address this lack of representation...

Alec MacDonald | Wed, Jul 11th- 5:40am | celebrities, entertainment, Los Angeles, voting, Activism, Community, Media, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues

An advisor to the recent Pew report on Asian Americans explains why Pew's 'Tiger Mom' and 'model minority' messaging towards news media does more harm than good.

Karthick Ramakr... | Fri, Jul 20th- 5:10pm | Pew Research Center, Across the Desk, Social Issues, University/Academics

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