Excerpt from SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS, by Kirstin Chen


“I clamped my arms to my sides in an attempt to hide the sweat stains. ‘She’s very bright,’ Uncle Robert added, as if describing a puppy or a small child. He leaned in close like he was sharing a secret.” By Kirstin Chen

Zombie Holiday


In this installment of Matt Salesses’s “Love, Recorded:” loneliness, recorded.

Halloween Is for White People

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In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?

Should Authors Write Characters Outside Their Race?


Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.

The Place Where We Were


“T. seemed to me an entirely wholesome child, as if he could never have survived public school. Perhaps that is how I set myself apart from him. Perhaps I was trying to scare him.” An excerpt from Daddy Cool.

The Neighbor


“She looks into my living room as if to glimpse someone behind me. No one should be there.” By Jimin Han

The Last Perfect Day: An Excerpt from ON SAL MAL LANE

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“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman


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“Until they moved to America, Sanh never realized how rarely he spent time alone with his son.” By Aimee Phan

An Excerpt from THE COLLECTIVE, By Don Lee


“A yellow dipper, a paddy melt, a Chiquita muncher. California slang for white chicks who want a taste of Asian.” By Don Lee

Former ESPN Editor Apologizes for “Chink In The Armor” Headline, Says Wasn’t Meant to Be Racist

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“I’m so sorry that I offended people. I’m so sorry if I offended Jeremy.”

Race Is Always a Parenting Issue

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As a multiracial Asian American, Jason Sperber writes, navigating race is always a parenting matter.