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Let’s get this out of the way: Tou Thao is a despicable human being. M.P.D. Badge #7162 has a history of excessive brutality and a settled out-of-court case for $25,000. He’s the Asian cop in the infamous George Floyd murder video and his immoral professional choices should absolutely be condemned. The defend-Asians-no-matter-what crowd is wrong here; put the tribalism aside and sit this one out. What disturbs me is that in America, if someone who...

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So, I’ve got a story to tell. In these times of violence against Asians, I don’t feel it’s “right” to speak negatively against my kind. But then again, that’s always been the problem. Taking sides means seeing the world in black and white, and while articles about harassment and saying China Virus is racist are abundant, I’ve been a witness to a problem started by our community that’s been under spoken. Since December of last...

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In the Western world, everything has to be put into a prism of race, including, ironically, a virus that indiscriminately kills people. Asians have been talking about xenophobia as though it either didn’t exist or it only happens to other communities, but now that it’s here, we’re stepping on our soapboxes and educating the world as if it didn’t already know. In New York, an Asian was assaulted for wearing a face mask, in Los...

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I am sure you guys all love food! I mean people say “you should not live to eat, but eat to live.” However, HyuneeEats might change your mind on that with the beautiful way she displays food to entice your appetite as well as your eyes! BELOW ARE 12 REASONS WHY I LOVE HYUNEEEATS AND WHY YOU ALL SHOULD CHECK HER OUT AND BECOME A HYUNEEBEE TOO (: <3   1) Noodles, poke, sushi, kimchi...

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When kpop singer Sulli killed herself, there were many articles that talked about it and they basically went like this: 1.) Sulli was outspoken 2.) Sulli created controversy because she didn’t wear bras 3.) Sulli was cyberbullied. Neglected in their explanations was the most terrifying aspect of her death: she was heavily punished for bringing up her mental health issues. For those unfamiliar with the cultures of the Far East, it’s difficult to imagine how...

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Since I am a Vietnamese American and have struggled with my identity as I have grown up, I thought it would be the best topic to start my blog with. What does it mean to be American? I am honestly curious how different people from different ethnic backgrounds answer that question with our common connection as American citizens. There was this Psychology teacher at my high school (who I never had) and he said something...

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SNL excited us with Bowen Yang, but the news of the show’s first Asian-American cast member lasted about as long as a Venus sunny day. Within hours, audio from Shane Gillis, another newly casted SNL member, surfaced and clouded over our victory parade. Check out his comments on full display here: Gillis quickly apologized after the video went viral, but the incident offered an opportunity to discuss an under-spoken topic: Bigotry against Asians is more...

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“We’re going! If you can’t handle being around people, you shouldn’t be around people. So, we’re going!” And that little piece of conversation is how I could have gotten arrested tonight. Context: After a long day at an amusement park, I headed out to one of the local fish markets with my partner and our seven-year-old daughter to pick up dinner. (And to add to the context, I should mention that my daughter is Caucasian...

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Hey, you. I don’t know who you are, but you’re beautiful, and I don’t mean that in any regard to your looks — I don’t know who is reading this at this very second. So, yeah, you are anonymous, and you are beautiful. You know what else you are? Alive. That’s the only thing I know about you. And, I guess, that you can read, or be read to. Yes, you’re alive right now, because...

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I am a Jeremy Lin fan. I am obnoxiously stubborn about what could’ve been and I cheer for him solely because he’s Asian (and a good guy). I like to say he’s won a championship even though he merely dribbled the ball for a garbage minute. Linsanity was two of the best damn weeks of my life. I followed any team that had him, even when it was the crappy Hornets. I was a Lakers...

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