• Three Ways AAPIs Can Help Seek Justice for Michael Brown

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

    As Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Ferguson is a call to action and solidarity. While our experiences with racism are not the same as the trauma of racism lived by Black people, there are plenty of reasons to be enraged about the damage being wrought by institutional racism. If we as AAPIs fail to act, if we remain silent and choose to fill the shoes of the “model minority,” we have chosen the side of oppression.

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  • What's the Real Threat?

    Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

    The highlight for India’s citizens and fans at the Asia Cup this year has been India’s leading scorers, Amrit Pal Singh and Amjyot Singh, who are both turban-wearing Sikhs. They led their team in a win over China at the Asia Cup, a true upset, as China was ranked 12th in the world. In fact, Amjyot Singh’s exciting alley-oop dunk went viral on YouTube. He has been dubbed the “Indian Kobe”, credited for helping inspire the rapidly growing interest for basketball in a nation of 1.3 billion.

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  • In Search of Justice: Another Way to Remember Vincent Chin

    Sunday, June 29th, 2014

    Vincent Chin has been on my mind a lot lately. It's not just because he passed away 32 years ago Monday, or that I'm the same age now that he was when he was murdered. It's not just that we both have deep ties to the Detroit area, and that ever since I heard his story I wondered what he and his family thought and felt about race here. It's not that I was born just five years after he was killed, to a Chinese father and a white mother, the daughter of auto workers. It's not even that Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin wrote a revisionist editorial not two months before the anniversary of Chin's death this year.

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  • Don't Sleep on Redding!

    Thursday, June 19th, 2014

    What is "community organizing"? When a solid team of passionate people come together and identify a problem, and then plan and organize a way to solve it by using their own power, influence, and resources in their own community, across generations, families, and neighborhoods.

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  • 18MillionRising.org (18MR) Relaunches www.gapdoesmore.com, Thwarts Retaliation From Gap Inc.

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

    Despite Gap Inc.’s corporate bullying, 18MR has relaunched www.gapdoesmore.com. We are not interested in entertaining conversations about how Gap Inc. has been “victimized” by a hoax designed to reveal their unjust labor practices. We want the corporation to answer for its treatment of the real victims: dead and injured workers supplying the very clothes that earn Gap Inc. billions of dollars a year.

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