New America Media
After two decades in the United States, I still feel a thrill of recognition when I see a South Asian name in the media. A winner on a cooking show on the Food Network, a congressional candidate in Kansas, a new appointee to some team on the White House - it does not matter, there is always that twinge of pride.
Radio Saigon Houston co-founder and journalist Thuy Vu recently returned from a five-day humanitarian mission to Haiti, where residents are still recovering from the earthquake eight months ago that has left the country’s capital Port au Prince in ruins and crippled the rest of the island-nation.
An author reflects on a decision years ago to choose a creative writing program on his path to becoming a writer, defying deeply-held cultural values of filial piety.
College student David, a marketing major at Oregon State University (OSU), crams for his exams during finals week. With a busy schedule and difficult classes, he stresses about the limited time he has to study. Like many students, he has a tough time focusing.
“Try this,” a friend says, handing him a Tylenol-sized red pill. “This might help.”
The state of Arizona is known for many notable attractions: the majestic Grand Canyon, the scenic desert landscapes, luxurious vacation resorts, and more recently, thinly concealed examples of educational whitewashing.
Especially for those with roots in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, sex selection is often not freely chosen. Women are frequently coerced, overtly or subtly, to guarantee the prize their husbands desire above all else—a son.