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The marginalization of Brown Asians

Brown Asians are just tired of being unseen, unheard, and unappreciated — even by other Asians.
Oct 25, 2016
Screenshot from a New York Times video where Asian Americans recount stories of racially charged encounters.

“Go back to China” – NY Times editor opens lid on anti-Asian American hate speech

Micro- (and macro-) aggressions toward Asian Americans are still shockingly prevalent in 2016.
Oct 22, 2016
Mohan Gurung of the Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (center) and other attendees listen at a recent forum on Washington state legislative bills affecting people in the Asian American community. (Photo by John Stang.)

Asian American advocates say 2016 legislature offered political mixed bag

Legislation addressing racial equity in schools, police body cameras and the Washington Voting Rights Act were among the bills the groups watched.
Apr 11, 2016
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The best and worst of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finds a distinct voice in the growing world of streaming comedy in a more diverse America.
Nov 11, 2015
Sarah Chen speaks to students in Asian American InterVarsity. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Chen)

Asian American Christians face tough choice between mom and God

When young Asian Americans Christians choose ministry over more lucrative career paths, even religious parents don't always approve.
Mar 30, 2015
Meet young Eddie Huang, played by Hudson Yang. (Photo via "Fresh of the Boat" Facebook)

Seattle Asian Americans respond to “Fresh Off the Boat” before Wednesday premiere

The Globalist convened a panel of Seattleites to preview ABC's new Asian-American sitcom "Fresh of the Boat."
Feb 1, 2015
ABC's New Sitcom Fresh Off The Boat Challenges Asian-American Stereotypes

New sitcom “Fresh Off The Boat” brings Asian Americans back into TV spotlight

Fresh Off The Boat, recently picked up by ABC for its 2014-15 primetime lineup, is the first Asian American-focused sitcom in 20 years.
May 20, 2014
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LeiLani Nishime explores the Asian American experience in her new book

Author Leilani Nishime explains what motivated her to write about multiracial Asian-Americans in her new book, "Undercover Asian."
Mar 25, 2014
Johh-Michael Torres and Michael Hoy complete 25 hours of training to become Natural Helpers. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

This V-Day don’t just be valentines, be “Natural Helpers”

Feb. 14th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. What should men be doing?
Feb 13, 2014
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New novel fuses immigrant experience and transgender identity

Canadian transplant Kim Fu’s “For Today I am a Boy” is hot off the press with a fresh perspective on Asian American transgender identity.
Jan 9, 2014
Seattle folk-singer Agnes Ingarra poses backstage after her set.

Kollaboration showcases local Asian American talent

The talent pool of Asian American performers in the Northwest is deep. But the organizers of Kollaboration Seattle say making it to the national stage means overcoming some stereotypes.
Sep 24, 2013
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War Baby / Love Child: Q&A with curator Laura Kina

War Baby/ Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art opens at 7pm tonight at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience.
Aug 8, 2013
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4 picks from The Seattle Asian American Film Festival

I’m pretty used to complaining. And as a professor of Asian American media, believe me, I’ve got lots to complain about. From the underrepresentation of Asian Americans on film and television to the appalling stereotypes that often typify the rare times we do appear (see Two Broke Girls) to the persistence of yellowface as an […]
Jan 22, 2013
Designs from Maiden Noir, Trina Turk, Chrissy Wai-Ching and Naeem Khan (left to right). (Courtesy of Wing Luke)

From workroom to runway, Wing Luke honors Asian influences on fashion

Remember a couple years ago when GQ named Seattle one of the worst-dressed cities in the United States? Well clearly, they weren’t looking in the right places. The Wing Luke Museum, in the International District, highlights the stories of local Asian Pacific American communities through imaginative exhibits and tours. It’s an unlikely place to find […]
Jan 14, 2013
A North Korean army (or is it Chinese?)  invades Spokane in the remake of Red Dawn, opening this weekend. (Photo by Sarah Stuteville)

North Koreans invade Spokane, xenophobia invades box office

A sunny morning in Spokane — shaggy green lawns, puffy clouds and compact SUVs parked outside of 100-year-old houses. Then a boom, a rattling snow globe featuring the Space Needle and the blue sky fills with white parachutes. The North Koreans have just invaded Washington state. To children of the ’80s this might sound vaguely […]
Nov 23, 2012