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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

An off-putting New York City greeting

By | Mar 22, 2016

This spring break, I was a tourist in New York City. It was my fourth or fifth time there, but only my first time with an uncomfortable experience.

Oscars offer no surprises

By | Mar 9, 2016

Until we allow spaces for people of color to portray and represent a vast number of narratives, we are crippling the ability of American media to touch lives and create effective change.

What’s in a name?

By | Mar 1, 2016

No, my name doesn’t match my face, and it doesn’t mean you can make assumptions about my background.

My ethnicity is not a fetish

By | Feb 17, 2016

I can’t describe the discomfort that goes through my body whenever men — mostly white men — tell me they exclusively date Asian women.

Racism defines white identity

By | Feb 10, 2016

The white U.S. identity would have nothing without the populations they are still standing upon.

Perplexing pre-flight instruction

By | Feb 3, 2016

I’ve got an arsenal of airplane and airport mishap stories: Some are hilarious, others are unfortunate, and a select few leave you thinking, “Are you kidding me?”

Bowie leaves mixed legacy

By | Jan 27, 2016

The real problem here is if we are able to disconnect celebrities from their humanity, what does that say about the way we view each other?

Asian men have often been misrepresented in television shows

By | Dec 9, 2015

However, 2015 has been a minor breakthrough year for Asian-Americans on screen.

Rochon’s comments indicate incompetence and disconnection

By | Dec 2, 2015

Verbal violence from the lips of the president indicate a lack of connection and compassion for students, faculty, and staff experiences at Ithaca College.

No one’s account of an instance of racism should be ignored

By | Nov 18, 2015

It’s a kind of discomfort that no one will believe when you say you’ve experienced racism.

How privilege and ignorance protect racism

By | Nov 11, 2015

When one is accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

“My culture is not a costume”

By | Nov 4, 2015

With Halloween just behind us, you probably heard the term “cultural appropriation” at least once.