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I'm Tired of Being Laughed At

Henry Kang | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Henry Kang

Ever since Bruce Lee died, much of our self-confidence as Asian Americans has died along with him. Today, it feels like we have no Asian heritage to embrace. We no longer view martial arts or Eastern philosophy as our own. And most of us would feel uncomfortable embracing Bruce Lee's spiritual side.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee Reacts to Asian American Racial Questions (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Jimmy Nguyen

Our goal was to examine the concept of racial literacy. America still has a difficult time confronting -- and even speaking about -- issues of race.

Confessions of a Tiger Dad

Parag Khanna | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Parag Khanna

The division of labor in parenting is changing. There are more stay-at-home dads than ever, either alternating years on/off the job with their spouses or choosing portable careers. Still, the pan-gender consensus that parenting matters more than schooling doesn't make the task easier.

STUDY: What Does Your Facebook Profile Pic Say About You?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology

Log in to Facebook and look at your profile picture. Is the shot a zoomed-in photo of your face, or are your surroundings the focus of the shot? A...

Facial Expression Study Has Scientists Rethinking Darwin's 'Six Emotions'

| John Bohannon | Posted 04.18.2012 | Science

A smile and a frown mean the same thing everywhere—or so say many anthropologists and evolutionary psychologists, who for more than a cent...

Jeremy Lins of America -- Please Stand Up!

Daniel Arrigg Koh | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Daniel Arrigg Koh

The stereotype of the socially inept, meek Asian-American is one that needs changing. That ultimately requires Asian-Americans to challenge themselves --- and society at large -- to rethink the place of Asian-Americans in our society.

Move Over, Confucius!

Marten Weber | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Whereas gays in Western civilizations have to contend only with the idiocies of outdated religious moral concepts, the Confucian tradition that infuses most Asian societies is much more of a social straitjacket, affecting every aspect of life much more menacingly.

"Find a Chinese Wife Now," Thanks to Ads by Google

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

After I wrote my first blog post here, I felt a certain sense of satisfaction. I felt like I'd excavated something difficult about ethnicity and gender and literature and identity. Imagine my shock when I saw the ads by Google.

I Called Amy Tan A Dirty Word--And Then She Friended Me

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

When I said that "Amy Tan" had become a dirty word, I meant it in the full sense: a taboo, a line drawn in the sand, a barrier to understanding. I don't know if that came through.

'Relationship' Is a Very Big Word

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.