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AJ+ Video Draws Connections Between Boat People, Past and Present

On Oct. 1, AJ+ published a video featuring Vietnamese refugees sharing their experiences as boat people. In the second half of the video, Vietnamese refugees make remarks on the present-day Syrian refugee crisis, voicing their solidarity with the Syrian refugees. Vietnamese refugees in AJ+’s “I Was A Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back” express the…

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Will You Marrow Me?

While boredly scrolling through your Facebook timeline during class, you don’t expect to receive crushing news, news that makes you stop what you’re doing and leaves you there motionless. I got the devastating news that one of my friends died of Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 4, 2013. It was not the greatest surprise; he…

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Mia Matsumiya’s @perv_magnet Raises Awareness of Violence and Racism Toward Asian American Women

Over six weeks ago, professional violinist Mia Matsumiya published her first post on her Instagram account @perv_magnet to share her archive of unsolicited messages she has received from “creeps, weirdos, & fetishists over the past 10 years.” In the past week, several online platforms have covered @perv_magnet, and Matsumiya’s story even trended on Facebook. Unfortunately, Matsumiya’s…

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