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News Report Highlights Civic Engagement Among Young Asian Americans

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By Catalina Calachan WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tufts’ Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement recently released a fact sheet regarding the involvement of young Asian Americans in the electoral process. By highlighting key statistics about youth engagement and voter turnout, focusing on the young, Asian American demographic, CIRCLE researcher Surbhi Godsay provides insight into how the AAPI …

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Banning Race Conscious Admissions May Disadvantage AAPIs in the Long Run

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By Janelle Wong As a college professor, I study the Asian American experience and teach students about the exclusion of Chinese Americans historically and the everyday racism they continue to confront today.  I not only convey this history to my students, I also teach my son, age 10, about the racial hostilities that have colored the Asian American experience in …

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Growing Up Half Asian American: Curse or Gift?

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By Tamara Treichel In this era of globalization and liberalization, being – and identifying as – biracial is becoming increasingly common. Yet only a few decades ago, unions between the races which may lead to biracial offspring were punishable by law in different countries. Think about Nazi-era Germany and eugenics, where Rassenschaender (“defilers of race”) were paraded through the streets …

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Are Korean Male Idols the Cure to Asian American Emasculation? [BLOG]

Are Korean Male Idols the Cure to Asian American Emasculation?

This week’s blog post comes from Aozora Brockman, a sophomore at Northwestern University. Brockman is studying anthropology, creative writing, and Asian American studies.  She is especially interested in researching racial issues that impact the Asian American community and is currently involved in an independent research project on how Asian American masculinity is viewed by non-Asian female fans of K-Pop male idols. …

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REVIEW: “They Call me Q”: 13 Characters, 1 Actress, Countless Universal Themes

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By Jewel Edwards Q’s face morphs into a glare as she points her finger at the audience. Affecting a thick Indian accent, she scolds us. Her mother’s words, replete with her mother’s cadence, and her mothers stance, ring out into the theater.  A second ago, she was a sassy teenage version of herself wearing gold hoops, and before that, a …

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Translating Cultural Diversity into Global Opportunities

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By Lily Qi We often hear public leaders say “our diversity is our strength,” which has become somewhat a cliché over the years. While I don’t doubt their sincerity in believing what they say, I wonder how many truly understand what it means to have a large, diverse, and global population in their communities. This past weekend, I attended the …

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Race Talk: Asian American as a Political Identity [BLOG]

Aozora Brockman

This week’s blog post comes from Aozora Brockman, a sophomore at Northwestern University. Brockman is studying anthropology, creative writing, and Asian American studies.  She is especially interested in researching racial issues that impact the Asian American community and is currently involved in an independent research project on how Asian American masculinity is viewed by non-Asian female fans of K-Pop male idols. …

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Mee Moua Appointed to National Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations

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The U.S. Census Bureau today  named Mee Moua from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC as one of 10 new members of its National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. The National Advisory Committee advises the Census Bureau on a wide range of variables that affect the cost, accuracy and implementation of the Census Bureau’s programs and surveys, including the once-a-decade census. …

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