My mother later told me that in Pakistan, there’s a superstition that the less milk you put in your tea—the darker your tea is—the darker your skin will become.
With the recent discussion concerning the funding for SFSU’s ethnic studies department, the importance of ethnic studies comes to question, once again.
Protesting Liang’s conviction, at the expense of Akai Gurley’s life, perpetuates the idea that some lives are worth more than others.
Coachella is a time for young people to set and follow trends, to stick out and blend in, a mixture of hippie culture and international fashion trends. But this experimentation leads to one of the most striking issues facing the South Asian community—cultural appropriation.
The popular image of Hawai’i as a racial paradise often overlooks the fact that Hawai’i was once a kingdom with sovereign rights, but later became colonized by the US as the fiftieth state.
The subject of undocumented immigration was pushed off as a “Latina/o” problem. My local community never discussed it. God forbid that the media would ever put an Asian face to the deportation issue.