As Election Day approaches, remembering the story of my parents’ immigrant survival, from Japanese internment to community activism, proves more important than ever.
‘I remember when I first learned my ABCs. A is for apple, B is for bird, and C is for cat, but further experience taught me, that ABC means American Born Chinese.’
Writers respond to Trillin’s doggerel “Have They Run Out of Provinces Yet?”
It was just the right and wrong moment to leave, to go to China, to live in a country where the weight of blackness might not hinder your breathing. And yet, there were things you were afraid of losing.
‘The world has a sleek, hot belly / A cue of white space, an inch or several yawning before the drop, towards volta’
Sandra Bland, reparations for British imperialism, building solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, and more.
Beloved Nintendo president passes, body shaming Serena Williams, and fighting the “model minority” myth
Gene Oishi, author of the novel Fox Drum Bebop, reflects on the Japanese American story beyond the wartime experience.
What recent race scandals by avant-garde poets Kenneth Goldsmith and Vanessa Place have to do with sunglasses, the invention of the fingerprint, and the atom bomb.
A conversation about humor, race, and the search for decolonized jokes
A look back at the history behind ‘American Born Confused Desi’ and where it’s gone since
Mia Kang interviews filmmaker J.P Chan about his latest film, and casting Asian actors in lead roles