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Charles Yu Wins National Book Award for ‘Interior Chinatown’
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Charles Yu Wins National Book Award for ‘Interior Chinatown’Congratulations to Charles Yu, who won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday for his mind-bending satire, Interior Chinatown, a sendup of Hollywood and Asian-American stereotypes. The novel, written in the form of a screenplay, features an aspiring actor named Willis Wu who confronts casual racism […]

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Hate Crimes Have Risen to Highest Level in More Than a Decade
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Hate Crimes in U.S. Rose to Highest Level in More Than a Decade in 2019Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual hate crime statistics report for 2019. According to the report, hate crimes in the United States rose to their highest level in more than a decade last year, while more murders motivated […]

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25-year-old Alex Lee is California’s youngest, 1st Openly Bisexual State Legislator
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 While going through the local election results last week, I was surprised to learn of Alex Lee: “History was made Tuesday in Santa Clara County where South Bay voters elected the youngest state legislator in eight decades. Democrat Alex Lee, 25, won the 25th District Assembly race and will also become California’s first openly […]

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Kamala Harris Elected as the First Asian American US Vice President
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Saturday morning, the press, after the latest batch of ballots were counted in Pennsylvania, called the presidential election for Joe Biden. By doing that, Americans made history by also electing the first woman and Asian American Vice President, Kamala Harris: “Yet what also distinguished her was her personal biography: The daughter of a Jamaican father […]

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Tea Shop Owner Pepper Sprayed in Hate Crime Attack
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And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America. Suspect Yells ‘China’ and ‘COVID’ in Pepper Spray AttackIn Washington DC, police are investigating a suspected hate crime assault at a Dupont Circle tea shop, where a man pepper sprayed the owner after yelling “China” and “COVID-19.” Surveillance video shows the suspect entering Valley Brook Tea […]

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Record Asian American Turnout in Early Analysis of 2020 Election
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Source: TargetSmart One of the reasons why I’ve been involved in politics and civically engaged since 2004 and why I blog about such issues since 2007 in the Asian American community is because since 2007 is because I saw a lack of involvement. Traditionally, Asian Americans have had the least voting turnout of any demographic […]

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They Call Us Bruce 115: They Call Us Election 2020
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Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I hos an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus […]

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BIBIBOP Asian Grill giving US Veterans a free bowl on Veteran’s Day 2020
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BIBIBOP Asian Grill joins a number of restaurants giving free meals and or discounts to US Veterans on November 11, which is US Veteran’s day.  Says Henry Yonky, BIBIBOP director of marketing, on the chain’s website: This is a great opportunity for us to focus on the well-being of the men and women who focus […]

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