Why Are Asians So Racist?

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Scot Nakagawa: Asian immigrants almost never arrive here with an understanding of “Asian” as a race nor of the racial attitudes that prevail in the U.S. They have to be taught.

Jesse Jackson, MLK, Malcolm X: Civil Rights Dynasties in Shambles

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ith the imprisonment of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on Washington, it seems that the children of civil rights icons are not in the best of shape these days. In fact they are, well, a hot mess, and appearing more like fodder for […]

Some of My Best Friends Are…

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Scot Nakagawa: Even as the racial demographics of the U.S. tilt toward people of color, the minority of white people in this country who don’t have friends of color is still greater than the total number of non-whites in the U.S.

Racism Is Like Cell Phones

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Soya Jung: We need to remember that race, like technology, adapts in ways that can feel normal, as long as you have the privilege to keep up.

Stop Picking on Single Mothers

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Nick Capo: Most single mothers or functionally single mothers need a society that will provide help—ample funding for parental leave, prenatal care, child support, and day care.

Where I Come From

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Soya Jung: There are many different paths to political consciousness. But it always happens as part of asking ourselves, “Why?” and fighting alongside others to change the conditions in which we find ourselves.

Three Things Asian Americans Owe the Civil Rights Movement

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Scot Nakagawa: We did not just pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. Instead, we owe a great debt to the Civil Rights Movement. I say the upcoming anniversary of the March is as good a time as any to start talking about it.

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