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Phil Wang: ‘It was a shock to find out how Asian I was’

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Phil Wang is trying to think of a comedian who isn’t an introvert. When he’s really pondering a subject hard his eyes typically roll upwards, his pupils almost disappearing into his eyelids, like he had written the an...

US aims to woo Central Asian leaders for secure base near Afghanistan

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a nearby spot to respond to any resurgence of outside militants in Afghanistan after the US military with...

Asian American history to be taught in all Illinois public schools

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With the backdrop of anti-Asian violence increasing nationally during the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois has become the first state to require Asian American history be taught as part of the public school curriculum. ...

New Sesame Street song supports Asian American children struggling with bullying

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With anti-Asian hate crimes rising across the US, Sesame Street has offered its support to any Asian American children struggling with being bullied with a new song: Proud of Your Eyes. In the video released by the be...

South-east Asian countries battle Covid resurgence amid lack of vaccines

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South-east Asian countries, including nations that managed to control the coronavirus last year, are struggling to contain recent outbreaks as new variants and vaccine shortages leave populations exposed. Thailand’s c...

UK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave, lo studio trova

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People in the UK’s south Asian communities were more likely to test positive for Covid, become severely ill and die than any other minority ethnic group in the country’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, accord...

Can Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings fix Marvel’s ‘Asian problem’?

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When it comes to Asian superheroes, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has left a lot to be desired. Keen to avoid a backlash when depicting the traditionally stereotyped Mandarin supervillain in Iron Man 3, the studio cle...

Why Asian American athletes are tired of the ‘model minority’ stereotype

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“Tell Yao Ming, ‘Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh’”. Those were the words Shaquille O’Neal casually tossed out in a 2003 TV interview when referring to the Houston Rockets’ Chinese star. Whether, as O’Neal claimed, it was ...

Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, dicono gli esperti

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Australian universities are failing students and leaving them unprepared for the future job market by cutting courses in Asian languages, according to teachers and experts. Four university-level Asian language subject...

New York doormen fired for failing to help assaulted Asian American woman

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Two New York City apartment building workers have been fired for failing to help an Asian American woman as she was being violently attacked on the sidewalk outside, the building’s management company said on Tuesday. ...

‘Rehab made me grateful to be alive’: Margaret Cho on sobriety, solitude and Stop Asian Hate

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The thing about being a standup comedian is that you can never turn off that part of your brain, not even when you are trying to kill yourself. Margaret Cho learned this in 2013 when she attempted suicide in a hotel r...

Richard Mabey: ‘Viruses and man-eating tigers and predatory Asian hornets are all part of nature

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After a year of virus-plagued humans observing with new wonder how wildlife boosts our wellbeing, the conclusion of the man who invented the burgeoning “nature cure” genre is unexpected. Nature, declares Richard Mabey...

Elderly Asian woman who fought attacker donates nearly $1m from GoFundMe

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An elderly Asian woman who received nearly $1m on GoFundMe after she fought back against someone randomly attacking her is planning to donate all of the money to her community to fight racism, her family has announced...

Teen Vogue photographer says Condé Nast doesn’t value Asian community

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A Teen Vogue photographer has said the hiring and swift axing of editor-in-chief Alexi McCammond over anti-Asian tweets shows Condé Nast does not “value” its Asian staff members. McCammond apologised for comments she ...

‘It’s time for people to hear us’: Georgia’s Asian Americans vow to stand up against hate

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On Monday morning, the day before a 21-year-old white man killed six Asian women and two others in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Dr Michelle Au, who became Georgia’s first state senator of east Asian descent only mon...

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