NotYourAsianSidekick

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Soya Jung: We have an opportunity to center our varied colonial pasts and their profound effects, and connect them to current-day fights. That’s a tall order.

The Disadvantage of Being White

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Steve Hochstadt: Until the late 1960s the preferential treatment of whites and men was so normal that questioning it made headlines. That form of white male privilege is gone.

Thanks…Giving: 2013’s Hunger Strike Round-Up

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Tina Dupuy: This is the 160th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation. Somehow a day of “humble penitence” has evolved into candying already-too-sweet tubers and mauling your neighbors at the local Walmart for a $30 Furby Boom.

Is the “Yellow Peril” Dead?

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Ellen D. Wu: Until Americans break away from the xenophobic notion that the “foreign” is always suspect and menacing, a proposal to “kill everyone in China” — even when tossed out flippantly by a child on a late night talk show — is no joke.

Does Twitter Have a Diversity Problem?

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David Love: The wide racial disparity between Twitter executives and Twitter users suggests the corporate leadership is unable to relate to a large segment of its own customers, putting the company itself at a strategic disadvantage.

City Hall Gunning for LA’s Food Charities Again?

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Dan Bluemel: Food lines being under attack is nothing new in LA. Three years ago, a similar campaign, led by business interests and residents in the Skid Row area downtown, managed to shut one food line down and threaten several others.