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The always underrated movie, Atonement, drove home a point that had, over time, fallen into deaf ears. In the movie, a thirteen-year-old girl named Briony witnessed the lover of her older sister doing what Briony perceived to be offensive things. Because she was offended and believed she was righteous, Briony went on a mission to go overboard and ruin the lover and, in effect, the life of her older sister. They never recovered. As an...

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DiscussionsThe Asian Dating Experience

October 23, 2018159072 min

  Our discussion panel chimes in on their dating experiences and how race has factored into their love lives.   1. How has being Asian impacted you in your dating/relationship? What were some positive or negative experiences that are of note?   Amy Truong (@generic_dreams) Being Asian and a woman has allowed me to date many types of people. I’ve dated mostly Asian and mixed (Asian/white) men but have dated Peruvian, Persian, white and black....

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An unspoken reality exists for an American-born citizen of Filipino descent.  When she enters a random eatery, a store, or her church home and meets an unmistakable hate-filled stare of a Caucasian, she does not walk alone.  She is a mom, wife, sister, and friend.  She is an office worker, her skin as brown as her ancestors who toiled in the hot sun before going home to feed their families.   This American will not avert her eyes in fear or shame.  Instead, she’ll meet...

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This is the ultimate guide to hiking in Hawaii and not be a total asshole (because there can be lots of them). One thing is this: you’re probably going to fall in love with hiking in Hawaii. There are no predators like bears, big wild cats, snakes, or harmful plants like poison oak or poison ivy or deer ticks (yay for no Lyme disease!). What is surprising to most people is that hiking on the mainland...

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On Valentine’s Day this year, Mountains released Florence, an interactive story about a young woman’s first love. As a game, Florence flexes the storytelling capability of the medium, and is a great example of how games can immerse you in the creator’s vision through interactive elements designed to deepen the way you experience the narrative. The actual story contains familiar beats you may recognize from popular rom-coms: the meet cute, the euphoria of fresh love,...

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You need to vote for things other than the President. Make sure you do that and here are other effective ways for you to channel your liberal frustration. Make sure you are registered to vote and encourage people in your life to do the same Vote.org Rock the Vote Contact your Member of the House and tell them to pass VAWA Even If Kavanaugh Gets Confirmed, We Must Fight For the Violence Against Women Act....

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There’s a primary difference between the SNL hosting choice of Awkwafina vs. Lucy Liu from 18 years back. Lucy was a pioneer, an old guard. An old hated guard. She was what White America thought we wanted: a pretty, sex-symbol Asian woman famous in an era of other pretty sex-symbol Asian women. The era had goofy, comedic Asian men (Dr. Ken Jeong, a revitalized Rush Hour Jackie Chan), heavy doses of martial arts and white...

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One of the world’s most groundbreaking technological advances happened during the Industrial Revolution, where inventiveness transformed the economy into a booming success. Today, the world experiences the highest living standards ever recorded in history. We are blessed with technological advancements that go beyond our materialistic needs. Today, the focal point of our technological pursuit is slowly tailored towards digitization as more and more of our everyday lives are affected by it. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella...

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ArticlesThe Reluctant Asian

October 4, 201812489 min

Spoke Wintersparv—probably a name as far from Chinese as anyone could imagine. But then, what is Chinese? What is it to be Chinese? Are you Chinese? Is Ai Weiwei Chinese? Am I? I very rarely present myself as one. In fact, the few times that I do, I am almost certainly cracking a questionable joke at my own expense. Now, analyze that (or actually, I would rather you did not)! Chinese is just … too...

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Most people I knew in my life were Hong Kong and Taiwanese people. To anyone knowledgeable about Chinese politics, this means that I was taught that Mainland Chinese people were classless and embraced Communism. “You shouldn’t trust Mainland Chinese people,” advised an uncle. “They’ll always want something. They’re not Chinese.” I had believed advice like this like I breathed air. I laughed at Mainland Chinese people. I repeated my uncle’s mantra to the choir of...

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