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No One Deserves Abuse: Obedience and Spring Valley High School

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is important to remember that "they were asking for it" is used not only in instances of discipline. It is used in situations of abuse -- to defend the abuser.

What Really Ties Together The Asian-American Experience

The New Yorker | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

In 1928, an Indian immigrant named Vaishno Das Bagai rented a room in San Jose, turned on the gas, and ended his life. He was thirty-seven. He had co...

The Truth About "The Asian Advantage" and "Model Minority Myth"

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Sahra Vang Nguyen

I celebrate the success, resilience, brilliance and hard work ethic of the Asian American community, while acknowledging that we have a long way to go before racial justice is achieved for ourselves and everyone else. So let's continue doing what we've always done -- working hard and knocking down walls.

What Asian Americans Owe African Americans

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Christopher Punongbayan

The Asian American community, nineteen million of us strong, could be the tipping point that shifts the balance of power against white supremacy. But what's more, we Asian Americans must challenge the anti-black racism that exists in our own community.

Free Speech or to Be Free of Speech?

Simon Tam | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Simon Tam

We should not let the fear of a football team regaining trademark registration justify the suppression of rights for other groups.

An American Artist Rediscovered: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. has a sensational survey closing soon: a major retrospective of the Japanese émigré painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

Children Of Asian Immigrants Share The Incredibly Selfless Decisions Their Parents Have Made

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News

Starting a new life in a new country isn't easy. But when it comes to their children, many Asian immigrants will do just that in hopes of giving them ...

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Hands Up United Partner for Asian American and Pacific Islander Artist Delegation to Ferguson

Gregory Cendana | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Gregory Cendana

All of the national media and cameras may not be on Ferguson, MO anymore but people are still building, organizing and protesting for change.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Michael Sainato

These sites tell some of the stories, struggles and accomplishments of these groups that have enriched the history of the United States and endeavored a brighter future for the next generations.

Being Asian-American in the Affirmative Action Debate

Bernadette Lim | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Bernadette Lim

We as Asian-Americans cannot afford to pit ourselves against other minority groups by buying into rhetoric of college admissions as a zero-sum game. We cannot subscribe to the idea of the "Asian-American whiz kid" and disregard the significant disparity that exists within groups of the larger Asian-American community.

Celebrating Our Heritage By Ensuring Health Equity for Our Future

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

We still have work to do to fulfill our goal of health care and coverage for every community. We must remove the barriers to care for immigrants, who despite paying into our system, are locked out of affordable health programs. We must also enforce federal protections for language access so that no matter what language you speak, you can access the information you need.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the incredible diversity within our community and the significant contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to this nation. It is also a time to reflect on the trials and tribulations our community.

Screw You, I Am Asian 'American'

Mason Hsieh | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

While it may not have been Tammy's intent, posing this seemingly innocuous question is a poorly disguised microaggression that perpetuates the belief that Asian-Americans are cultural and racial outsider within the American context. T

Recap: 2015 National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

On February 25, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders held its second National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Google+ Hangout.

Fresh Off the Boat: What Do We Want Out of an Asian American TV Show?

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

For the most part, Eddie Huang's show has been hailed by Asian American boosters as a smashing success. White guys who wear track suits stand behind it. Asian guys who aspire to a certain kind of edginess dig its groovy hip hop stylings and in-your-face-stick-it-to-the-man street vernacular. But I actually found it a depressing show.

Out of the 'Boat', And Into the Frying Pan

Valerie Lee | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
Valerie Lee

The ABC network show is giving the American population a brief, but authentic window into the life of an Asian American family. TIME has hailed the Eddie Huang creation with "the makings of an American original." And that's exactly what we are -- American originals.

From Cafeteria Shame To The Spotlight: Filipino Food Makes An Impact

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 04.11.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

In the latest episode of my docuseries about entrepreneurs in New York, "Maker's Lane," I featured Nicole Ponseca, award-winning restaurateur of two East Village favorites, Jeepney & Maharlika.

"Fresh Off the Boat": Smart or A Soy Sorry Joke?

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Tom

In an age when there is a national dialogue about diversity and equality in America, shedding light through comedy must be smart, not superficial.

Asians Have Been Slower To Sign Up For Obama's Immigration Reprieve

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and commu...

Domingo Carino's #GetCovered Story

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Kiran Ahuja

Domingo Carino arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines in 1998. Domingo recently developed a health condition that he desperately needed medication for but couldn't afford without health insurance. He applied for Medicaid but after waiting two months, he was denied coverage. Discouraged, Domingo wondered if there was anything or anyone who could help him.

Kalwis Lo's #GetCovered Story

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Kiran Ahuja

He learned that the Affordable Care Act created a temporary Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan program. He enrolled in the program, allowing him to afford the chemotherapy treatments he needed. Today, because of the Affordable Care Act, Kalwis is cancer-free and living a healthy life.

Peter Yang's #GetCovered Story

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Kiran Ahuja

He now has a $35 copay for each visit and pays $10 each month for the medication he needs. Now that Peter has access to care, he no longer falls asleep randomly, especially when driving.

Empowering AAPI-Owned Businesses Through Federal Resources

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Kiran Ahuja

This blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. With the holidays coming up, it is an opportune time for us to recognize the businesse...

Strengthening the AAPI Community Through New Bullying Prevention Efforts

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

When children are singled out because of a shared characteristic --such as race, sexual orientation, or religion -- or a perceived shared characteristic, the issue not only affects that individual but the entire community.

If Asian Women Hit On White Dudes The Way White Dudes Hit On Asian Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women

If you've never heard of the social phenomenon "yellow fever," vlogger and actress Joy Regullano explains it hilariously well in her YouTube series "W...