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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 22, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Commentary: Mixed-race families may face political divides

By | Nov 30, 2016

What they — and many other people — don’t understand is that comments berating one or more groups of people are all-encompassing.

Not an A-plus math student

By | May 4, 2016

Year after year of math classes, many of my Asian-American classmates would ace their math tests while I hoped for a B-minus or better.

The Asian-American vote

By | Apr 19, 2016

The Asian-American vote is the lowest among the major racial and ethnic groups, which leaves many people asking why.

Equal vision

By | Apr 6, 2016

It wasn’t the first time I’d heard someone say they “looked Asian” when they looked like they were squinting in pictures.

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.

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.

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?”

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.

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.

“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.

The term “people of color” includes Asian Americans

By | Oct 21, 2015

If I’m not a person of color, and I’m not white, then what am I?