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AAPI Heritage Month 2023: Cross-Racial Coalitions Provide Blueprint for Support

Almost 30 years ago at the University of California, San Diego, the late Chicana feminist and activist Elizabeth Martinez coined the term Oppression Olympics during a discussion with Angela Davis...

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Punk Artist Mike Park Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Hate

In 1994, my band 'Skankin' Pickle' went on tour. In Tampa, Florida, we headlined a show in a small, 500-capacity room full of punks, mods, skinheads, and freaks. The energy was chaotic—stage diving,...

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Teaching

3 Ways Schools Marginalize Asian Students

A spotlight has been shined on the treatment of Asian Americans for the worst possible reason. Hate crimes against Asians have risen since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Some people have attributed...

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Black and Asian People Share a Struggle for Liberation. It’s Time We Teach It.

I am a proud daughter of a Black man raised in the South and a Japanese woman raised in rural Japan. My childhood home was a magical blend of James Brown’s I’m Black and I’m Proud and living the...

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Teaching

Schools Need to Teach the Hard History of Asian Americans

Like so many Asian Americans, I was not surprised when I heard the news that a mass shooting in Atlanta targeted six Asian American women. I was angry—angry that we have to be gunned down to get the...

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Here’s Why We Need Asian American History Right Now

I have a distinct memory of playing catch with my dad in a public park during middle school, when a stranger yelled at my dad, “Go back to the country you came from!” I remember watching my dad fume...

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