By Sophia Whittemore
I’ve heard it from my own family members.
“That (mental illness) is a White person thing.”
I might suggest that somebody, a friend or a close neighbor, needs help for a mental illness. I’m quickly dismissed with a wave of the hand and the “go-away-now” comment of, … Read more
Meet Kumail Nanjiani, the handsome devil in the picture above on the left. He’s a Muslim, Pakistani American man who’s a triple threat. Just check out his mile-long IMDb page if you want the laundry list of his roles. He’s a comedian. He’s a writer. And now, he’s the leading man of the rom-com … Read more
In the wake of a tumultuous election period and an increasingly-polarizing U.S., one can only hope that love wins out over hate and that people treat other people like equals. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in a Sears department store in New Jersey as a woman spewed hate at a Latino family and an Indian … Read more
Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.
In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more
Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.
The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more
By Brittney Le
Orange County native and UCLA student Austin Nguyen doesn’t speak Vietnamese as well as he once did. The American-born Vietnamese American has slowly lost the native language of his parents. He comes to the Tet Festival … Read more
Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more
Lundy Khoy appeared on CNN this past week talking about her freshman year in college when her boyfriend gave her ecstasy.
Khoy says she only wanted to be accepted and did not know at the time the … Read more
By Ed Diokno
In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, our favorite OB-GYN, Mindy Lahiri, proclaims she is an Indian American and refuses to acknowledge what her colleague thinks of her—an entitled white man.
It took four … Read more
By Bethany Ao
“What do you call that thing that puts water into the air?”
I stopped sipping on my soda that I had just purchased at the store. “What?”
My grandmother turned to look at me, a stack of Sticky Notes with random English words on them in her hand. She gestured vaguely and … Read more