How I struggled against life’s unceasing banalities to pursue my passion.
The dating app Tinder was tested with nearly-identical profiles of an Asian guy vs. a White guy.
But all the lies felt like saki bombs exploding off my tongue, drowning my white classmates in a tsunami of what they told me being Asian meant.
For this 21 year-old man, the freedom to marry is still just a little less important than life, livelihood, finding a place where he feels at home.
“When you forget where you’re from, that’s when you truly become American.”
Inflammatory rhetoric, unfounded stereotypes and a culture of fear have come together to create a perfect storm of racism and prejudice in society.
Alex Dang, at the National Poetry Slam.
“There are no Asian movie stars” – Aaron Sorkin
Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.
Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.
Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.
Nerd and Otaku culture have helped men challenge and redefine masculinity. Jackson Bliss explores some of the powerful consequences of this subculture
“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
Yellowface in the new Cloud Atlas movie? Hollywood is getting out of control, forgetting the reality of racism in its mixed-up pursuit of ambition. Shame on the movie business. Last night, I found out that the new Cloud Atlas movie will be sporting several actors in yellowface–that is, white actors made up to look Asian. You can…
What makes boys cry, and when are boys allowed to cry? Turner Wright reports, with examples from South Korea.
“Everyman” Aziz Ansari’s video on the havoc that texting has reeked on modern dating.