Thursday 30th March 2017,

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Asian Americans

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is a Haunting yet Beautiful Collection

posted by Brittney Le

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

It’s a story of remembrance and loss. The ghost of her brother, killed by pirates during the escape from the Vietnam War, gives her a visit. And then she realizes she will never actually be able to forget him. This is the premise of Black-Eyed Women, the first … Read more

Blogs

Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

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

Community Issues

Mayor Bower Apologizes for remarks about Japanese Americans; Trump Steps Back from Data Base of Muslims

posted by Randall

Donald Trump

Two politicians who stuck their foots in their mouths earlier this week are swallowing their pride and changing their tone.

Republican hopeful Donald Trump took a step back from his remarks that he would “absolutely” implement a data base for Muslims if elected President.

Roanoke Mayor David Bower apologized for using the incarceration of Japanese … Read more

Blogs

Syrian Refugees Victimized by Paris Attacks

posted by Randall

Syrian Refugees

By Tom Jawetz and Ken Gude
Center for American Progress

 

The primary victims of the violence and chaos perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, are Syrian civilians. Millions of Syrians have either fled the country or are internally displaced by the fighting between the Assad regime, ISIS, and myriad … Read more

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